Summer apple and berry porridge

It doesn’t have to be winter to eat porridge. Granted it’s not what you want when it’s 30 degrees outside, but in the English summer, it’s perfectly okay! In my final year at uni, my housemate and I would meet in the kitchen every morning to cook and eat our porridge together before we went…

Gooseberry cake with coconut cream and compote

My dad LOVES gooseberries – he reckons they’re his favourite fruit – so when Amanda (the wonderful lady I work with who delivers fresh goodies from her allotment to my desk) handed me a huge bag of home-grown gooseberries, I knew exactly what I was going to do with them: make a cake of course!…

Asparagus, pea and rocket risotto

  My boyfriend’s parents went to Florence recently and bought me the ultimate foodie gift… a truffle gift set! It included truffle-infused olive oil, truffle dressing, mushroom and truffle sauce and truffle parmesan cream, the latter of which I used liberally in this recipe. If you can find some, I highly recommend you try it…

Simple sautéed asparagus with a lemon and caper dressing

Asparagus is best served simply. It has such a gorgeous flavour that it needs very little to bring it to life. A glug of oil, a good grind of salt and pepper, a squeeze of lemon and some parmesan shavings are more than enough to impress with this veggie. I’ve suggested a lemon and caper…

Rosemary roast lamb with asparagus, parsnips and salsa verde

In my opinion, roast lamb makes the best Sunday lunch. The meat is so flavoursome and is paired with the best condiment… mint sauce! Growing up we rarely had Sunday roasts as my mum was the only one in the family that could cook, so 3 meals a day, every day for 4 people was pretty…