My life with green salad

My life with green salad

This is the story behind my new book, Meet your greens: Enliven your salads with herbal energetics. It’s about how to make amazing salads, but it’s also about a lot more than that. Meet Your Greens comes out of my lifelong interest in the different flavours of salad...
My kefir Christmas

My kefir Christmas

The year I was 15, my father, Ralph, gave me for Christmas a small jar containing strange white curds. He said it was a yoghurt bug. But it wasn’t like any yoghurt bug I’d ever seen. It wasn’t the kind of present Dad usually gave me. He was great at choosing gifts for...
I remember Yesterday

I remember Yesterday

This is where it all began: the old family copy of Abbey Road. I’ve put myself in the picture. I saw Richard Curtis and Danny Boyle’s film Yesterday last week. It gave me a sense of déjà vu. Because I can remember living in a world where The Beatles didn’t...
Living with Alice in Wonderland

Living with Alice in Wonderland

Most people think Alice in Wonderland is an amusing story for kids. But it’s never been that for me, thanks to the name my parents gave me. For many years there was no love lost between me and that other Alice. But I’ve warmed to her. I’ve been inspired to write about...