My first full year of food blogging. I’ve cooked a full table and shared it with you. Here is a selection of recipes from each month, both savoury and sweet, from different courses and cuisines. It is such a pleasing thing to quietly work away on a post and then send it out into the […]
I didn’t understand the quirks of the legal world until I began dealing with Mr. Pear, who is a barrister. The law as an institution shares with Oxbridge a particular culture, a sense of exclusivity, lifelong learning, archaic ritual, funny clothes, and taking dinner in hall. On Friday night I had dinner in one such […]
Summer is slowly leaving my corner of the world. There were foggy mornings this week; I was grateful for my wool tweed (and to Chalk Farm Antiques for their marvellous stock of second-hand clothes – 100% wool jackets for under £40? I am there), but it’s still light enough to go without a hat. I […]
Today I told myself that I could get an ice cream after I’d completed the food shopping. I went down to the market, quite busy–a warm and clear Sunday–and peered into the window of the ice cream shop. It was as I feared: the unfamiliar and really, truly, ridiculously good-looking shop assistant was working. I […]
I don’t mind using this as an excuse to have rich creamy yoghurt with something sweet stirred through as a filling snack; it usually involves fruit, so I allow myself to be contented with the lie that it is relatively healthy, even if it is essentially dessert.