Tag Archives: lemon

Bergamot lemon macaroons

Bergamot lemons. Who knew about these? I certainly didn’t. I honestly thought there was probably only one kind of lemon, the usual kind that I squeeze on everything. To be honest I don’t spend much time thinking about lemons. Well. There are actually different types of lemon lurking out there, quite independently of me knowing […]

Chicken, lemon and Parmesan bake

There hasn’t been a lot going on this blog of late, I admit. But I’ve had a pretty good reason. Being up the duff for the second time around has turned my palate into that of a five-year-old. A fussy food prude. For the past three months, all I’ve been able to stomach are the […]

Pea, Lemon & Caper dip

This recipe was a happy accident. I was running around the house like a nutjob trying to get everything done before friends rocked up for dinner – clear bombsite, wash felt tip beard/moustache off my daughter (she did it to herself, not I), chisel porridge and spaghetti sauce off wall etc. Then I thought, oh […]

Beetroot, thyme and barley orzotto

In my last job, which I quit to stop my brain falling out, my team members were mostly all a good decade younger than me. I worked three days a week, looking after my toddler on the other days, and on returning to the office after the weekend, I would want to punch whoever (usually […]

Anatomy of a wedding cake

  I have recently completed a terrifying task – making a wedding cake for my good friends C and M. There was no way I could not take the bait – after all, C made my wedding cake four years ago: a towering edifice in deepest darkest chocolate, decorated with chocolate leaves. It was dangerously […]

Lemon drizzle cakelets

Man, I love a good lemon cake. It has to be really lemony and with a touch of tanginess. Which is why these buttery lemon cakes fit the bill at any time of day – I even took some to the pub* on Friday night for my brother’s birthday and people went mental for them. […]