Discovering Russell Norman

The first Wooden Spoon Club meeting for 2019 was a whole new discovery for me. Russell Norman, the award-winning restaurateur, writer and broadcaster was put to the test and wow what an impression he made. I have to admit I had never heard of him before and having just culled my rather large cookery book collection, I was reluctant to buy any new books, so I … Continue reading Discovering Russell Norman

Traditional Seer Green Cherry Pies

With Spring officially starting this week, the cherry trees near me are starting to blossom. If you are lucky enough to visit the Chilterns in the UK, you will see for yourself how beautiful the area is at this time of year. In fact, you can find out all about it in a new travel guide by Bradt books (link here)  I am delighted to … Continue reading Traditional Seer Green Cherry Pies

A Cake fit for a Princess

As it was my mother’s birthday just a couple of days ago, it seems appropriate to post this recipe of her favourite cake, Princesstårta (Princess Torte) also known as ‘Green Cake’. In Sweden it is seen as a national delicacy and is served all over the country in nearly every restaurant/cafe you come across. It can be eaten as part of the Swedish daily ritual … Continue reading A Cake fit for a Princess

Lemon & Lime Curd

Easy peasy lemon squeezy…. that’s how simple it is to make this delicious citrus curd. Combining the flavours of both lemon and lime this recipe gives this traditional preserve a modern twist with its extra limey dimension. Perfect to spread on toast or used to sandwich cakes together or even folded in to whipped cream to give a tangy taste to the dessert of your … Continue reading Lemon & Lime Curd

From Sri Lanka with Love Cake

Having been fortunate enough to have travelled to Sri Lanka more than once and to have been entertained in local homes, I have fallen in love with the country and its people. Food there is prepared from fresh very early every morning with great care and attention using only local ingredients. One lovely memory whilst there was eating fresh cashew nuts by the side of … Continue reading From Sri Lanka with Love Cake