Get to a farmer’s market (ignore the rain – it’s great for the produce!), get shopping and get cooking. Autumn and all her glories is upon us!
Archives for March 2017
There’s plenty to write about pears, and I’ve already done it, so click the link if you want to find out about choosing, storing and preparing them. And check out the different varieties. What I’m showing off here are some great ideas of what to do with pears. I love them with blue cheese and […]
The season is changing and with it the last of the stone fruit is disappearing off the shelves. Now is the time to search out remaining late season dark-fleshed plums, to enjoy blueberries, to eat your fill of corn and outdoor tomatoes … because in the bat of an eye, the produce shelves and market […]
This humdinger of a hot mixture is pretty much a staple of North African cuisine. Its heat can vary from explosive to mild. You might find it in powdered form, which can be used as a sprinkle or rub, or mixed to a paste with water and/or oil. I love the way it gives mundane […]
Though it seems just like yesterday, it was in fact 40 years ago that I spent a week walking the hills of Crete.
A striking memory is the aromatic scents that rose all around us as we crushed wild thyme and oregano underfoot. The oregano was ‘rigani’, origanum vulgare (hirtum). Bit of a gob-full, I suppose, but the last name (hirtum) is pretty important.