birthday indulgence

My lovely lovely family cooked me two of my favourite summer recipes for an early birthday supper last night. An unbelievably pleasurable meal. pappardelle cream proscuitto parmesan black pepper tomato marjoram chive olive oil red basil salad pav….

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pink sugar sweetness

The prettiest pink highlights from a sweet set of pictures for a new cupcake company launching in Bristol this summer. Delightful. Made fresh to order exclusively by Elizabeth Slater at Taste Good Cakes. They taste as good as they look.

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Proper pigs

This is as free range as free range can be. A hillside woodland in North Somerset. Home to hundreds of trees, acres of undergrowth and a small herd of very happy ginger pigs. There’s a carpet of wild garlic across the whole woodland right now. The…

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Thali Cafe goes daytime

Had the great pleasure of eating at Bristol’s Thali Caf?? this lunchtime. A new lighter, faster daytime menu is being launched – aimed at encouraging more of us to consider an Indian street food approach to our lunch breaks. So busy eating, chattin…

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ginger cake

Photographed this as soon as it came out of the oven. No studio, or lighting set up. Just daylight from the kitchen window and a very nice cake. You can see it’s started to sink a little in the second shot. Not a good sign according to some cook b…

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Lemon Curd Mousse

Surplus of Christmas present lemon curd in the Eat Pictures kitchen cupboards. Folded (yes – with a large metal spoon – not sure it really makes that much difference) into softly whipped cream. And plopped into tea glasses with a messiness that yo…

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Raised pork pie

Made a huge pie from scratch. Unashamedly pleased with myself. Hot water crust pastry. Looks very wrong as you tip molten lard and boiling water into flour. Then becomes pleasingly simple to squish into place – far easier than fussy shortcrust. Pa…

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love simple lunch

Our dining table is plain white. So are the plates and bowls. I love the way simple food can look so good in a simple setting. These pictures are of three lunches that I’ve eaten recently. On each occasion I couldn’t resist grabbing the camera to …

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coffee grain

Don’t think I’ve ever posted a mobile phone photo on here before. But the high tide marks on this coffee cup really caught my eye. I love the way they gauge the size of my slurps and sips. As if the coffee itself is keeping a record of its brief h…

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