This is for and about home cooks - the women all over the the world (and through the centuries) who put dinner on the table every night. They know how to cook quickly, easily, economically, healthily and satisfyingly whether for one or a dozen.

Part memoir, part diary of shopping, cooking, reading and thinking about putting supper on the table, by a former fashion/design writer/consultant whose secret love has always been food.  

 

A Potager or Vegetable Garden

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Salads

Salads

Potting shed area in the conservatory

Potting shed area in the conservatory

Marston & Langinger's Potager or vegetable and herb garden at Chelsea Flower show yesterday was my absolute favourite. Set just outside  a beautiful grey painted conservatory, its structured, relaxed, almost cottage garden feel is enchanting. 

Marston & Langinger conservatory

Marston & Langinger conservatory

Herbs and cherry tomatoes   

Herbs and cherry tomatoes

 

I love to read Nigel Slater's description of his constantly growing fruit and vegetable garden - designed like a traditional potager in squares rimmed by box hedges. 

Simple Piedmont Peppers

Simple Poached Eggs with Potatoes & Peppers