a sonnet: the storm

The Storm Pallid plains of serous skies, An anaemic vault bereft of blush; The tempest cries it’s sally sighs That not a state of sun could hush. Paroxysmal gales pestle fists blaest ‘Gainst rough stale ore and nodular crags. With clout to disarm the most ample arbalest, The whistling squall dances o’er bare stone-flags. Echt English sheets … More a sonnet: the storm

salted caramel apple tartlets with a toasted hazelnut crust

Oozing salty caramel enveloping sweet melting apple housed in a crisp, nutty crust. Need I continue? Heady and luxurious, these golden vessels are true hedonism in tartlet form. The caramel really takes centre stage here. A fierce, deep stickiness of a substance all at once smokey, salty and sweet. Mesmerising. These were really a trial run. … More salted caramel apple tartlets with a toasted hazelnut crust

spaghetti with pesto & lemon roasted chickpeas

Making your own pesto may seem daunting and unnecessary. Why, you may ask, when there’s a perfectly good jar sitting in your kitchen cupboard? Well, as strange as this may seem – it’s bizarrely fulfilling. Four ingredients into a food processor. Add salt, pepper and water. Blend. You’ve got pesto; one that tastes a heck … More spaghetti with pesto & lemon roasted chickpeas

a salad for spring; raspberry, rocket & agave roasted sweet potato

Oh, Spring! Promise me you’ll bring longer, warmer days and I will be welcoming your return with open arms. A changing of the seasons means, inevitably, a fresh outlook on food. Winter fare has gifted us with hearty stews, soups and dinners; with piping hot mugs of coffee to defrost our gelid bodies. Winter has been … More a salad for spring; raspberry, rocket & agave roasted sweet potato