Spiced apple and peach jam

I grew up in a house in the city centre. We were extremely lucky to have a lovely long garden, with lots of trees and room to grow and play. Some of my earliest memories are of climbing the apple trees that marked the halfway point in the garden. On the right was a cooking…

Chocolate Chip Hot Cross Buns

Easter is fast approaching, although I’m not hosting the family Easter dinner this year, I am still in the mood for some of its festive delights to snack on at home. What better than Hot Cross Buns? I’ve made these many times before, sometimes they have worked and sometimes they have been like little rocks…

Another yummy soup…

It’s funny, even though it is summer or the tail end of it at least, I am still in the mood for a warming winter soup. I make thick lentil soups, spiced sweet potato soups and rich tomato stews during winter. But it feels wrong to copy those winter soup characteristics into summer. Yesterday I…