Winding down supplies this week and running low on almost everything, I used up the last of the butter on this welcome bowl of fruitiness. There is a definite chill in the air and plenty of seasonal fruit around, so a perfect time for crumble. Measurements are approximate.
Sometimes a first course is needed. Or an appetiser. These little tarts are made with yeasted wholemeal pastry. The yeast leavens the pastry and turns solid crunchy wholemeal into an altogether lighter mouthful. Probably wouldn't win any prizes but they taste nice.
The first food (bar bread) I haven’t cooked myself since January came from Lucy’s Chips on the brilliant market. We sat on a bench with our backs to City Hall, bathed in late afternoon sunlight, gazing at buildings with medieval origins, eating sensational haddock and chips cooked to order from Lucy’s. See more at her Facebook page.
Dodging the showers is easier when barbecuing for short periods. The steaks of wild trout shown here (line caught in a West Country river) take no time at all, and there is plenty of room on the grill for peppers and tomatoes (sausages can go on after all these have cooked).
This simple curry was circulating around North London in the 1970s. It has no pretensions to be anything else.
That summer of 1965 we disembarked at Haines on my sister's birthday. Father drove us along the 800 miles of partly surfaced highway to Anchorage, with an overnight stop at Tok. Moving home again. But at least together this time. There wasn't a radio in the car, so we just had to imagine 'Girl Don't …
I love pizza and eat it all the time, especially while I am not doing a daily shop. Somehow pizza dough is easier and more satisfying to me than bread making - I think its the olive oil.
As a schoolgirl, I worked in the Ladies' Separates department of Palmers in (Great) Yarmouth. I spent a lot of time standing to attention, being very polite and folding Dalkeith jumpers. It was an excellent education. We had a lunch break and I would go out to find something to eat. Normally this would mean …