The ultimate idea for any camping meal, especially at a festival, is to have as little washing up as possible. This breakfast is perfect for that, you only need one frying pan, a bowl, a chopping board, a knife and a spoon, and it will feed a whole family.
I once read an article declaring that hummus, the once-humble peasant dish of crushed chickpeas and tahini, is the UK’s best-selling dip – in fact, the Brits get through 12,000 tonnes of it a year. Which really came as no surprise: at one of the first Ladyland editorial meetings we had at least three varieties plonked on the table and thereafter had to make an effort to introduce other exotic treats from the Waitrose deli aisle into the mix.
The hedgerows and parks are groaning with elderflower right now. Turn urban forager with Selina’s easy cordial recipe from last summer.
Designated driver… pregnant… Dry July… there are times in life when you’re going to have to stay booze-free. But what’s a girl to drink when she feels like something a little fancy?
Back in my lovely little flat in London, my most favourite place was the conservatory kitchen with its old-school open shelving: great for displaying vintage kitchenalia, not so much for disguising my stage-5 status as a Hoarder of Spices. Yes I need at least two kinds of ras el hanout (one has rose petals!) and an industrial-sized tin of La Chinata’s hot smoked paprika.
This idea came to me while scoffing an M&S fruit salad on the bus and I’ve been waiting for the perfect situation to give it a try. Hello Valentine’s Day! Add a little extra love to someone’s fruit salad today…
- Some red grapes – make sure they aren’t too circular, you want really long egg-shaped ones, which make better heart shapes.