Bay Leaf and Milk Ice Cream

|Don’t stop bay-leafing|
Do you remember mini-milks? Here’s a grown-up, swanky, elegant, dinner party-ending version.

Rhubarb Vodka Martini

Slender long legs, a hat, bigger and floppier than anyone else’s, and flamboyant pink shoe… Rhubarb has arrived for the summer party.

Elderflower Cordial

|Respect your elder-flowers|
The best flowers are always out of reach, and hiding behind vast walls of nettles…

Away

|Colonsay can-I-stay|
To a far flung land, in search of a Crofter’s Cottage on ‘The Lonely Isle’ of Colonsay

Wild Garlic Mayonnaise

|Aiol-i want to do is eat wild food|
There, betwixt trees and bank, is the tapestry of little white stars, an astronomical, gastronomical and olfactory navigation; this is the search for wild garlic.

Kale and Walnut Pesto

|Oh kale yeah|
In the bleak mid winter when there is far less growing, I give the hefty title of garden king to the wonder-food kale

Hot Apple Brandy and Puff Apple Tart

|How about them apples?|
As the mists gently descended, bringing us into the gauzy winter months, the trees were abundantly laden with sweet, swollen fruits…

A Pair of Pears

|Perfect Pear-ings|
How does a Walnut and Sticky Toffee Pear Meringue Cake sound? And anyone for Pears Preserved in Brandy?

Ode to the Sweet Pea

|Sweet pea, apple of my eye|
Pop them by your front door, your terrace, even the street if you must. They will, I guarantee, make your life a little sweeter…