Category Archives: bananas

A puree of Gorgons’ heads…

“Cheap” is a much maligned word. Cheap skate, cheap shot, dirt cheap and on the cheap are terms that denigrate, that define something or someone as less than it or they should be. In our wealth driven society a divide has appeared. … Continue reading

Posted in 2015, apples, Apricot jam, Baking, bananas, Caroline Conran, Cookery Writers, Cooking, Cuisine bourgeoise, desserts, Digital photography, food, Food and Photography, Food photographer, France, friendship, Fruit, Garden, Gardening, leeks, Leeks in red wine, lifestyle, Mary Cadogan, Pear Sponge tart, Pears, Photography, photography course, tart, Uncategorized, Vegetables, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 36 Comments

Not standing the heat, I have got out of the kitchen…

Bananas for breakfast in the sun…after coffee and cherries. “Summer Cooking” by Elizabeth David is amongst my favourite books, but on a day like today the title is not. I associate the word cooking with heat, so when the temperature … Continue reading

Posted in 2013, bananas, Breakfast, capers, cherries, Coffee, Cooking, desserts, Digital photography, Elizabeth David, food, Food and Photography, Food photographer, France, Fruit, Kitchens, Markets, Photography, photography course, Photography holiday, summer, Uncategorized, Vegetables, Weather, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 44 Comments

No, we have no bananas, we have no bananas today..I’m afraid that ate them all

Yesterday the sun shone and the oven worked overtime. It was a day of baking. I say “a day”, but in fact it was all over quite quickly. Both the recipes were delicious and adaptable, but I’ve only included one … Continue reading

Posted in Autumn, baking, Baking, banana tart, bananas, Cooking, Food and Photography, fruit pies, Nigel Slater, photography course, Photography holiday, Recipes, tart, Writing | 13 Comments

And is there honey still for tea….

No there isn’t, there’s banana and walnut cake. I never ate much cake until I started making them and I still don’t eat a lot of it, although I now can see why people do. My childhood memories of cake … Continue reading

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