Thursday, 08 November 2012
Read the full article here where you'll learn what I used to do, where I shop, why and what for, and what the most important ingredients are for cooking (and life) and be surprised by what I'm most famous for...
For those of you who want to know these things, I'm wearing a cream long Alpaca dress by Toft Alpaca, the Botticelli cardigan I knitted a few years ago in Rowan yarn, and a now-vintage Georgina von Etzdorf scarf (well, I bought it over 20 years ago from Picketts), my karas (iron and steel bangles) and kirpan (Sikh knife) are from the Clock Tower Bazaar by the Golden Temple, Amritsar, and no shoes ;)
Friday, 12 April 2013
I love that this Mindful Baking feature in the new May 2013 Issue (out today) of Spirit & Destiny magazine brings together so many aspects which are close to my heart: the Nihang Singhs, photographed by my husband, Nick Fleming, the Sikh tradtion of being known for the highest calibre food, and Cheese Leaves and oh-so-English Scones, a homage to my Grannie, and the Be the Woman First Wednesday High Teas we host here at home in London.
Saturday, 22 September 2012
We're at the Autumn Equinox, the celebration of the sun inch by inch enjoying lying in bed later and later each morning and then sinking below the horizon ever earlier making evenings longer than ought really be legal. You just know you have to look at everything now in its warm light and chilled air with a little linger, just one more peak before it's all an etched memory, to see matured, rounded abundance still on show, to accept that very soon, maybe even tomorrow, it will be all change when the leaves will denude the trees to reveal their innermost sinewy and tactile limbs. This crossroads of wardrobes, when the outside brazenly parades in its lingerie while we unflatteringly bundle up in layer after interminably layer, marks just the time to capture that carefree hop, skip and a jump of the summer's holiday to kindle your fire on some dark nights ahead. Keep making chutney.