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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What the lockdown has taught me about cooking

Efficient cooking takes more planning than you think I always try and plan my meals to some extent before heading out to buy groceries, as I find that that way it’s rarer to find half a cucumber frozen against the back of the fridge because I bought it on a whim. However, with fewer trips…

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On kitchen rituals and slow living

What is a ritual? What is slow living? A religious or solemn ceremony consisting of a series of actions performed according to a prescribed order. Oxford Dictionary The dictionary definition of a ritual is not entirely what I mean in this post. I am not sacrificing virgins on my countertops, nor performing satanic rites. Instead…

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