Greek Lamb Meatballs, with tomato, feta cheese, and mint

The recipes on our blog are usually curated with a theme in mind, from a love of a particular cuisine, a favorite cookbook, a chef, or a particular ingredient of interest. In this instance it started with a visit to a local country show, Countryfile Live 2017, and the meeting of like-minded food entrepreneurs.  Continue reading

My Empty Nest

Two years ago, as I sat in a weepy funk after dropping my middle child off for his freshman year of college, my husband asked me, “Why the tears?  Are you worried, sad, or just feeling an overall melancholy?” I said, “a bit of all 3”, but mostly it was the general sadness that comes with the mothering job, and more specifically, the feeling that it’s over. Continue reading

Soupe Au Pistou

Now that we’ve moved back across the pond, I’m in search of a replacement for my Chicago community garden. I miss picking-my-own from my pint sized bed. In the meantime, with an abundance of fresh, locally grown English produce, I picked up some peas – in their crunchy, edible shells – for this great French summer soup.
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Summer Coq Au Riesling

In my first post since migrating back across the pond to Oxford, England I’m happy to report that I took delivery of my UK compliant Instant Pot and slow cooker this week. It has become an even more attractive cooking method because our temporary kitchen is compact and bijou.

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My Partner

People often remark at the amazing partnership Jane and I have forged over the past five years.  They ask us, “What’s your secret?”  

It’s fairly simple. Continue reading