Spring chicken


You can do your own jokes. But this is seriously yummy. The sharp lemon, sweet shallot and tangy, creamy feta are a great match for the chicken and spring veg, even in the middle of winter (but it doesn’t feel like it, right?). And it’s a great one if you’re reducing your carb intake as part of a new … More Spring chicken

Eggs Florentine


This is my perfect brunch dish – decadent yet nutritious, filling without being stodgy and, above all, totally delicious. I always used to buy the hollandaise in a jar, but the other day Papa Swabey forgot to buy some on his pre-breakfast supermarket mission and, rather than trudging back to get it, we decided to … More Eggs Florentine

Tea loaf


It’s bread week on The Great British Bake Off (don’t worry: no spoilers here!), so here’s my offering. I use this recipe and, for once, I don’t actually mess with it too much. The only tweak is that instead of the mixed spice, I use a pinch of ginger and a pinch of cinnamon, because … More Tea loaf

Seafood linguine


Little Lady Swabey is obsessed with pasta. If she doesn’t get served it at least every two or three days she gets a bit twitchy. I love it too (although I’m more willing than she is to countenance the idea of alternative foods). Papa Swabey, on the other hand, tends to be a bit ‘meh’ about it. But … More Seafood linguine

Cherry cake


I’m not really much of a baker, but I had some lovely people who I don’t get to see very often coming round for tea and wanted to make something tasty. And I wanted to do it with just what I had in the house. As it happens, I had loads of fruit, including some juicy … More Cherry cake