The message of food
Food talks. Making a meal for someone says: "There is a tomorrow and I'll be there to share it with you."
A Hug from the Kitchen is about the giving and getting of comfort through cooking and sharing simple meals.
I'm a traveller, gardener, cook and obsessive collector of recipes that soothe, calm, invigorate and most of all, care.
Have a look at my blog for seasonal and tasty recipes and please don't hesitate to get in touch - I'd love to hear from you with comments on my food or recipes of your own that you just can't live without!
Check out my new set of three course International Street Food menus - The Summer of Six - designed to give you inspiration for entertaining 6 people in your garden.
LOST THE PLOT....
My allotment produce turns into jams and chutneys, vinegars and pickles.
I have flowers, salads, berries, fruit, vegetables and a LOT of courgettes.
You'll see recipes using my produce on my blog.
RECIPES FOR CARING AND SHARING
My blog posts give you recipes for family meals, neighbourhood cakes, treats and extras.
THE SUMMER OF SIX
International street food three course menus for 6 -person garden parties.
Transport your guests to far-away destinations of flavour.
From Shimla to Sichuan, Helsinki to Hawai'i, Cologne to Copenhagen, enjoy the street food. Easy to serve and designed to eat outside.
The Summer of Six
I run a Lunch Club for the local elderly, part of my voluntary work for Didsbury Good Neighbours. Each week we meet to discuss an interesting topic, have a gossip, maybe do a quiz or play a game, and I bake something sweet for the group.
In the time of Covid, we switched our face to face meetings to an audio conference call, but as of April 2021 we're back meeting in person, and loving it.
You'll see some of my recipes on my blog.