Poached chicken with sesame pak choi

And so the seasons have turned. Despite a last minute heatwave, Autumn has arrived in Germany signalling itself with the yellowing leaves on the tree in my courtyard. This time of year always feels a bit like coming home. There’s the relief of drizzle after the hot weather and a back-to-school newness that year after…

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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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Easy cheese straws

Some people might call this cheating. Those people might be right, but I don’t see anything wrong with that from time to time. Picture this: it’s a balmy summer’s evening, maybe a Friday night. You’re sat in your garden or on your balcony, or maybe the window is wide open allowing you to bask in…

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