Ever since I was little I have always liked to cook. I still remember pulling up a chair to reach the cooker properly and not everything was a success but I really enjoyed myself. I was also blessed with a healthy appetite and my philosophy is simply to eat good food.
Good food doesn’t have to be complicated but it has to be fresh, and organic when available. I grow my own veg at the allotment, I love to see everything grow and nothing tastes better than when it is eaten within an hour of being picked. I like to support local producers but sometimes it might not be possible, or I might be in a bit of a hurry or feel an irresistible urge for something that is not in season and then I would get it.
I also love to forage, it is a wonderful way to follow the seasons. First out is always the wild garlic, as soon as you encounter it the air is filled with a vibrant garlic smell and it tastes so lovely. The season normally ends with picking chestnut and after that it is time to put the basket away until next year.
I love cooking, sometimes classic comfort food, sometimes completely (and with varied results) experimental foods, or more complicated dishes and even better if I can share it with friends.
This blog is about the food in my life, or my life and the foods in it, what I grow, buy, forage cook and eat. It would be great to share this with you so sign up and follow me on this journey!