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A quick, adult lunch recipe I miss those huge, Parisian-style salads, so substantial that they are a meal in themselves. Salad is a hard one for the kids - all those long leaves and sharp dressing everywhere. I made this salad for lunch today when...

With the invasion of Ukraine, it's been an incredibly difficult few weeks for many of us. While I was still in shock and disbelief at what I was seeing, my incredible friend, Alissa Timoshkina's, response was quick and impactful - she set up #CookforUkraine. Pierogi...

Beginnings It's barely the beginning of the year anymore, but the lateness of this post about my favourite nettle rye sourdough and my musings on the year ahead is a testimony of the times. The tail end of January is really the best I could do...

Amber&Rye - my second cookbook Part 1 - Chaos I often get asked about my "creative process" and I love talking about it. If you're a creative person, then everything you do is part of a bigger picture called the "creative process". Whilst my mind can get...

My new cookbook My new cookbook, Amber&Rye, is a culinary journey across the Baltic States of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. In my first cookbook, Polska, I delved into Polish culture through the language of food and I am also doing the same in Amber&Rye, which is...

Pancake day happens every weekend in our house because East European food is all about pancakes. We have sweet ones and savoury ones, thin pancakes and fat pancakes, pancakes that take ages to make and quick and easy ones. I wanted to share a couple...

We could all use a bit of comfort these day, so I thought I’d share my top 3 wintry soups with you.  Soups are always my go-to comfort food at this time of year, but it seems we are eating them more than usual. Perhaps that’s...

Apologies to any traditional, British Christmas cake lovers out there, but I'm not fan (too heavy, too sweet). I felt it was time to come up with an alternative Christmas cake. You can, of course, make this alternative Christmas cake to compliment the traditional one...

It's that time of year again - a time for contemplation and gołabki. I don't know why I always eat so many "little pigeons" at this time of year. Perhaps it's the abundance of cabbage and mushrooms...

Lazy dumplings have to be the most forgiving dumpling. And dumplings are a pretty forgiving bunch. Today, I first forgot that I separate the eggs and beat the egg whites. The first egg went in whole. Then I forgot about the egg whites altogether. They...