Shepherd(less) Pie

I have vague memories from when I was very young of eating Shepherd’s Pie. I never enjoyed meat, but those layers of fresh green peas and creamy mashed potatoes stayed with me for years and years. Luckily, there are any number of delicious ways to recreate this traditional dish for a meatless diet, and this […]

Lemon Squares… and a book review

When I was asked to host a stop on Ginger Monette’s blog tour for Darcy’s Hope at Donwell Abbey, the first question I had was “what did the characters eat?” My initial thoughts of a wounded soldier recovering near his wealthy family’s estate in England involved images of scones and cream teas. I thought of […]

Black Bean Salsa

We had planned to have vegetarian burritos for a quick meal the other day, but when I went through my fridge, I discovered that the salsa I thought was good had gone off. Not wishing to run off to the shops again, and feeling creative, I took a look at what was in my kitchen […]

Blueberry Pie in a Lemon-Poppy Seed Crust

Sometimes inspiration comes from the most unexpected places. My daughter is a bit of an artist and loves playing with her various colours of modelling clay. One thing she loves is making me food – exquisite miniature interpretations of whatever I can dream up. The other day she had grabbed the yellow, black and purple, and […]