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.  


Vegetable Garden, Chelsea Flower Show, 2011


This is among the most spectacular vegetable gardens I have ever seen -



beans, peas, lettuces, etc. used exactly as of they were more conventional garden greenery. The M&G garden in Spring, 2011, was the first you saw entering into the show - lush, voluptuous and almost overwhelming in its imaginative use of colour and form.

5 Fast, (Almost) No-Cook Suppers

Quick & Easy Mustard Chicken