Recent days have been a blur of fun, cooking and family. However, this leaves very little time to quietly compose posts along the theme of “Dear Diary”, as my recovery time is not what it was. In the quiet of this morning, contemplating how sunny August turned into a tropical monsoon, I realised that I haven’t really taken any pictures over the last few days which contain food rather family and children, so I decided to enter the vaults. The vaults, or external hard drives, contain files of the last 20 years of my photography. A heading of “Super Healthy” caught my eye, and feeling frail, as I do this morning, it seemed an apposite dish to put in this post. It’s a simple tagliatelle with asparagus, broad beans and parmesan shavings from the pen of Mary Cadogan – she of the excellent cookery school in the Charente – which is deliciously simple and satisfying. So there it is, no quips or entertaining tales, just one foot in front of the other.