Spring on a table in Tuscany

“Oooh! What are you doing that for??”¬† Was the common response I got after telling people my ‘holiday’ to Tuscany was in fact a solo mission to work on an organic farm in the middle of nowhere. I’ll admit, before I left I was dubious (I am neither a budding farmer nor the I-go-where-the-wind-blows-me sort),…

Why Veg Boxes Rule

Wanna know what I get most excited about? Each week I count down the days until Wednesday morning – when our veg box gets delivered. I’m aware that sounds a bit strange, but I am abnormally obsessed by food in general. The night before is spent postulating over which mud-covered delights will arrive on my…

Aubergine Barley Risotto

Risotto has long been one of my favourite meals to make, this may seem unusual due to its reputation as an especially fiddly and tricky dish. ¬†Nevertheless, its propensity to be a vehicle for copious amounts of cheese attracted¬†our attention and it became one of the staple meals in our piling-on-the-pounds freshers diet. Whether it…