Cherry tomato sourdough toasts with crispy capers

It is hot. Hot hot hot, which can only mean one thing. Fruit everywhere is ripening. Our scotch bonnets are turning egg yolk yellow on the windowsill and my parents have begun to harvest figs – not from Italy or Spain, but propped up against a sunny wall in the East of England. There’s one…

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Gravlax with savoury buttermilk pancakes and dill cream cheese

I used to have gravlax twice a year, once at Christmas and once in the summer. At Christmas it was, and still is, served side by side with home-smoked salmon, mayonnaise laced with sweet mustard sauce and fresh herbs as a starter before Christmas lunch. In the summer it would usually mark a weekend of…

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