• Triple chocolate caramel cake

    This triple chocolate caramel cake, is so big and so rich, that it was just right for L’s birthday. It’s four layers of sponge,  dark chocolate, milk chocolate, caramel and vanilla,  sandwiched together with plain chocolate ganache, milk chocolate ganache and caramel ganache and then coated with plain chocolate ganache. Phew. The candle chandelier came

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  • Good morning marmalade

    ‘The fruity smells and the sight of the jars lined up, tawny gold and translucent on the table, gave a glow to January. I looked out of the window at the bending trees and low cloud and thought exactly right the job was for the time, warming and colourful, absorbing and satisfying in the drear,

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  • Quince friands

    As I walked along the Quay in late September, I loved the tangle of the boats’ masts, which are now being put away for the winter. The quince were ripening on the tree, turning from a pale green to a citrus yellow. We picked them before the winds came. I left the quinces to ripen

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  • Baked feta with tomato

    The Aldeburgh Food Festival is one of my favourite weekends in the year. It was a blue skied sunny day on the Saturday and was in fact, too warm sometimes in the main demonstration tent. We watched Galton Blackiston, Sarah Raven, Valentine Warner, and Thomasina Miers and these demonstrations always give me food for thought.

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  • Easiest apple cake ever

    We have a glut of apples at the moment and so I am making plans for apple jelly, more chutney, apple pie, pork and apple, baked apples, chicken and apple. I think they will edge themselves into everything I am cooking. This apple cake is such a good tempered recipe. You can substitute the ingredients

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  • Fig and goats cheese salad

    At Orford Country Market, I bought a solitary, last fig which had been grown locally and made a fig and goats cheese salad. It’s a mixture of salad leaves from Thorpeness, which I bought at the Aldeburgh Food Festival, the fig, some goat’s cheese, dressed in olive oil with a little basil. Not really a

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  • Lobster linguine

    The hydrangea is out by the kitchen window and the apples are coming It is my husband’s birthday and he has requested lobster linguine. His best meal ever was eating lobster at a restaurant over the water at Bar Harbour in Maine and so I have a lot to live up to. But some fresh

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