March 5th is British Pie week, a week-long celebration of, you guessed it, pies! But do you know what one is and where the name came from? Britain and Ireland have had a love affair with them since the 12th century; whether a savoury, sweet, shortcrust or puff pastry. Some with no pastry at all but… Continue reading Why is a Pie Called a Pie?
Great British Gooseberries
Through my food writing, I have for several years been campaigning for poor maligned British Gooseberries. The sharp, hairy berry fell out of favour some time back with the blame at the feet of those which gained in popularity, namely, the super-food styled Blueberry. Well, I think my whining paid off (though I am not… Continue reading Great British Gooseberries
The Perfect Salad Year Round
If you think the best salads are only summer fare, then check out this one. This Asian-inspired bowl of goodness can is good all year round whenever you can get your hands on robust leaves and fresh herbs (which is pretty much all the time). As if that isn't enough accolade, the salad uses leftover chicken,… Continue reading The Perfect Salad Year Round