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This year’s rhubarb

This rhubarb from the Zionskirchplatz market became a rhubarb crumble last night. I've tried fiddly recipes with ground almonds and oat flakes, but my mother-in-law's recipe is simplicity itself. Slice a kilogram of rhubarb into the bottom of a gratin......

The cup that cheers

Just the briefest pause before going back to the suitcases (and that's Sonnentor's Ingwer Sonne in the cup, in case you're curious). If the skies allow, I'll be on a plane to Washington DC early tomorrow morning, with a long......

Cake mix (Baking on the go)

So gratifying to see your ingredients rowed and know you'll soon fill a friend's kitchen with the warm smells of baking. Buttermilk cake for dinner at Dilek's, buttermilk biscuits for a lunchtime playdate at Caitlin's. What better way to pass......

Plum cobbler

The Zwetschgen at the market are a bit soft these days, and best transformed into cobbler. The layer of fruit goes jamlike with a bit of heat, and the pillowy crispness of the scone topping is just what you want......

Summer polenta gratin

I've called this summer polenta gratin though the light is decidedly autumnal now. Such beautiful peppers in the shops just now!...

Edible flowers at the Vietnamese shop

I popped into my local Asian shop yesterday afternoon to buy some chilis for a green onion bhaji and couldn't resist picking up a packet of these edible flowers as well. The shopowner told me they're often eaten in Vietnam......

Blueberry-filled yogurt cake

Did everyone know that you could cook up blueberries and a bit of sugar for, oh, three minutes, and suddenly have the most fabulous filling to sandwich between layers of your French yogurt cake? Because I did not, and could......