Strawberries and cream cake

One of the best things of summer is the strawberry season. While summer weather in England can be hit and miss, English strawberries never fail to impress: they are always plump, juicy and sweet. We’ve grown some this summer in our little courtyard garden and harvested some delicious strawberries, just not enough to turn them into…

Shakshuka

Fry-up breakfast for dinner is a once a week ritual in our house, especially since I live with a carnivore who doesn’t seem to understand that veggie meals aren’t a punishment. Originally from Tunisia, but known to the world as The Israeli breakfast, shakshuka has many brothers and sisters, with huevos rancheros and huevos a la flamenca…

Orange cake 

We went to Marrakech a few weeks ago. It was our second time in this beautiful, busy and colourful city and my fourth trip to a country that doesn’t fail to amaze me from every point of view, but in particular from a culinary perspective. Moroccan food is as varied as its people, and despite…

Gingernuts

Gingernuts are one of those biscuits that taste a million times better when homemade. The ultimate dunker, this spicy, perfectly round, puffy and crackled biscuit is one of the most popular ones in England, which doesn’t come as a surprise…they are full of flavour! These are traditionally a very hard crisp biscuit made for dunking…

Nutty white chocolate bars

For the last two months, I’ve been trying to increase my intake of fruit and veg, struggling at times (who am I kidding? an apple doesn’t fill me up as much as cake) and running out of ideas for work snacks that aren’t carrots and hummus. I’ve been buying a variety of raw bars, from…

Olive oil chocolate cake

I am always curious to try new chocolate cake recipes, especially those that don’t require a hundred ingredients or have a 20-step method that would take over the whole of Sunday. A good chocolate cake needs to be moist but airy, which is so hard to achieve when you normally bake with butter, but it…

No dairy French toast

It’s Easter! And that means time to remember, be grateful, get together and enjoy the simple things in life. French toast is one of those simple things: a very easy recipe that turns into a real breakfast treat. The perfect alchemy of bread dipped in a mixture of eggs and milk, then fried and drizzled with whatever…

Apple tart

With these rainy days and colder nights, my appetite for salads has diminished and I’m now craving warm comfort food and hot desserts.  Although it’s officially summer, it feels like Autumn already: leaves are turning brown and it’s apple season. I was a little bit nervous about making a tart with gluten-free flour, but it…