I am an English woman living within easy reach of coast and countryside midway between London and Cambridge.
I live with my husband and a good many books in a victorian cottage.
I love music and museums.
No day starts without A pint of tea and two cigarettes....oh dear.
I joined Allrecipes because I want to learn to cook authentic American home cooking and talk to fellow cooks.
I have set up an e mail account so that I can get to know people better and welcome them to my kitchen and table.
Sit down,let me pour you some tea, cut you a slice of cake and hear the latest from you and your stove.
My favorite things to cook
Old fashioned English recipes.
Whether Edwardian,medieval or contemporary its always home cooking,country or farmhouse.
I cannot be doing with faddy or fashionable food.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Always seasonal,generally thrifty and very English.
Cornish pasties,fruit scones,pickled onions,various chutneys,nice biscuits (cookies),pies,soups,bread,roasts and so on..........ooh nearly forgot my favourite rhubarb crumble.
My cooking triumphs
I never cook to impress- just to keep a lovely table where people linger and probably have to undo their top button before they give in and have seconds.
My cooking tragedies
Buying a "readymeal".Only the once,never again,frightful muck.