Author Archives: Laura Fyfe

The Life of Rowan

Rowan trees are everywhere.  I didn’t know what they were until my mum pointed them out to me this year and now I can’t stop seeing them all over the place.   This is what they look like: When I … Continue reading

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Panzanella-esque Salad

Now that the sun is out and the garden is planted I’m in the mood for some fresh deliciousness.  What I find exciting about this recipe is that in a couple of months I’ll be able to pick almost all … Continue reading

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The Garden got Planted

This year I took it upon myself to nominate James as head of gardening.  There were moments when I wasn’t entirely sure anything was going to materialise, but lo and behold last Friday a box full of delicious plug plants … Continue reading

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Easter Eggs (salted caramel)

While I was training at catering college (in about 2007) I was shown how to make Easter eggs and I thought to myself – “Wow, that’s easy, I’m totally going to make them every year.”  Well…  This is the first … Continue reading

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Sourdough Pizza

Four months ago I did a step by step feature for the lovely Jamie Magazine on how to make sourdough.  This left me with a brilliant little starter dough which has fuelled an obsession with all things bread related.  Here’s … Continue reading

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A Touch of SE1 in the Massif Central

The Auberge de Chassignolles Unravelling the spiderweb of SE1’s food mafia has been quite a slow process for me, akin to a small child learning to piece together a jigsaw puzzle, the final piece only slotted in on a recent … Continue reading

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Membrillo

Now this is a great thing to make on a gloomy rainy autumn Saturday – you need a couple of quinces, some sugar and a good dose of patience.  You also want to be doing something else while you’re making … Continue reading

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Battle of the Burgers

I almost forgot that I pretty much started this year waxing lyrical about the Meat Liquor burger, I had plans to keep ranting about burgers up and down the country, but so far I think I’ve only managed about three … Continue reading

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All day smoke out…

I’ve been quiet for far too long, I have a list of excuses but I won’t be boring you with them.  The garden proved to throw out some awesome things at the end of the summer, just when I was … Continue reading

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Cucumbers!

I couldn’t believe it but it was possible to grow a cucumber in our tiny garden.  In fact it’s pretty much all we got this year apart from a couple of strawberries, some rainbow chard and lots of green beans. … Continue reading

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Elderflower Cupcakes

It’s been a busy old month of weddings and hen parties.  This recipe here is from the latest of the hen parties – hence the pinkness and some slightly unsavoury confetti littering the table.  There aren’t a huge amount of … Continue reading

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Stuff the Rain, I’m making Ice Cream

If the weather won’t prove that it’s summer, I’ll just have to trick myself into believing it is and somehow achieve that nice warm summery glow. So first stop to this trickery was to make some ice cream, then to … Continue reading

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Get It While It’s Hot

With only a couple of weeks left of the Asparagus season you don’t want to miss out on the delicious freshness of the home grown stuff.  Go to a greengrocer where it’s likely to be fresher than the supermarket and … Continue reading

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I can’t believe it’s BUTTER

I didn’t ever think that I’d come back from a music festival waxing lyrical about how ridiculously easy it is to make butter, but guess what…I’m going to… Did you know how ridiculously easy it is to make butter?  Ridiculously … Continue reading

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Langoustine et La Cerisee

I hope that everyone had a lovely Jubilee weekend.  I have just come back from the most wonderful wedding in Normandy where we took advantage of the long weekend and spent a few days in the area enjoying the amazingly … Continue reading

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Wild Garlic Pesto

While I’m on the subject of wild garlic, this is a brilliant way to keep some beyond its season and is great for a quick and easy pasta dish or stirring through a casserole to pep it up a bit. … Continue reading

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Wild Garlic BBQ Buns

The blog has been a bit of a stranger to me recently as James and I have been riding a wave of excitement post us getting ENGAGED.  Our friends have been hugely generous and supportive and any liquid in our … Continue reading

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Skordalia and Home Grown Purple Sprouting Broccoli

It turns out that the garden did not miss me at all while I was on holiday, in fact, I’d say it positively thrived.  I guess things just want to grow and they go for it, which certainly makes my … Continue reading

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Samphire, Glorious Glorious Samphire

If you’re cooking a bit of fish there are few accompaniments that are as good as some delicious Samphire. It’s super easy to cook, tastes of the sea and only takes minutes.  You really don’t have to do anything to … Continue reading

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Smoked Springbok and Garden Fumblings

My lack of blogging of late comes with a very good reason, I’ve been too busy feasting myself on delicacies such as this: An incredible fillet of rooibos (aka red bush) smoked springbok on delicious chargrilled sourdough with a celeriac … Continue reading

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