Rosemary lemon shortbread

I've made these little biscuits on three occasions this week, though never exactly the same each time - a touch of fennel seeds one time, maybe using whole wheat flour the next - and I'm pretty amazed that no matter how many little tweaks I make they come out fragrant and oh-so-moreish every time.

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Easy-peasy overnight bread

Bread, at its simplest, requires no other ingredients than flour and salt. And since most of us are lucky enough to have access to running water - and can probably afford a bag of two dollar flour - the dream of homemade bread needn't be a complicated one.

Classic tomato relish

I've come to use it instead of tomato paste on pizzas, and a dollop will often brighten up an Asian stir-fry sauce well too. Though ultimately, to have a relish like this on hand for cheese toasties is almost entirely reason enough.

Pear and ginger jam + why porridge is best toasted

I started to become excited about what we could grow here and how to celebrate it. If seasonality were a mission, I'd totally accept.