Monday, 29 August 2011


I am away on holiday for a little while but when I come back there shall be posts about sumptuous Lemon Drizzle cake, a rainbow of carrots from the garden and another review or two.

Until then...

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Purple French Beans with Steak

I planted eighteen broad bean seeds under their little cloches back in March and I had eighteen successful broad bean plants come up giving me lovely green pods all of July and early August. I planted eighteen French purple bean seeds under their little cloches and I had two plants come up. I'm not sure it was my year for these little chaps.

Sunday, 14 August 2011


I've always been prone to getting out an exceedingly large basket and frolicking amongst the hedgerows at this time of year. I'm normally trying to amass as many blackberries as possible before they disappear. This year has been different as my world has become festooned with plums of all colours just ready for the picking.

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Cocktails at La Brasserie in London

A good cocktail is a marvellous thing, a bad cocktail is an evening ruiner. I have had some atrocious cocktails and some incredible ones. I used to spend a lot of time in Leicester where there were loads of places to get good cocktails but unfortunately I don't frequent Leicester as much as I used to and decent cocktails are now hard to come by.