My winter escape.

I just arrived home yesterday from three weeks away. It’s been a cold, long winter here in Washington, DC and I needed an escape. I was also starting my second cookbook, and it occurred to me that a retreat would be beneficial – somewhere warm where I could write for a […]

The root of the problem.

A beetroot salad, in British television, seems to be shorthand for punishment or penance. However, faced with a spring season where the calendar had gotten far out ahead of the weather, that’s precisely what we made. Cold days had prevented the emergence of sweet asparagus or spring onions, so we […]