Office favourites – part 2

Food and cooking for me is about three fundamental things.  The first of these is the evolution of food.  The more I cook, the more I learn and develop my skills and techniques, which in turn means that the food I cook evolves.  Secondly I find that cooking is incredibly meditative,

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two today!

On this day two years ago, filled with equal measures of excitement and trepidation, we launched Our Kitchen.  We were (and mostly likely still are) a bunch of (mostly) amateur cooks, stylists, photographers and writers, all fuelled by an intense love for food, cooking, eating and drinking.

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Yippee kai yay!

We have a wee surprise for you, beloved readers, and we hope that you will be as excited as we are.  We’ve been holding it in for some months now whilst we’ve toiled and tweaked and tailored and have finally arrived at something which we reckon is pretty darn special.

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Autumn

Autumn is well and truly here.  The rain clouds have started to gather and afternoon turns quickly into dusk, then dusk to dark.  Streets are still, the air crisp, spotted at intervals by lamp light.  Chimneys exhale plumes of smoke and curtains are drawn tight against the cold.  Inside, kitchens are lit up, and food turns from cooling to comforting.  Potatoes, slow cooked meat, soups and puddings become staples over the cooler months and best eaten with a good glass of red by a flickering fire. This month the Our Kitchen team serve you up the best of Autumn with

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Cooking with kids

Cooking can capture the attention of even the youngest of children.  Some of my first memories revolve around baking with my Dad.  I can vividly remember sitting high up on the kitchen bench giddy at the prospect of being able to measure and pour and mix and stir.  It didn’t matter that the kitchen was a mess, that flour, like fairy dust, peppered the bench, the old lino floor and my tiny smocked

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Mushroom picking in Stockholm

I love how a collection of words strung together in a certain order can paint such a vivid picture and stir such strong emotions.  Mushroom picking in the Swedish countryside…..to me those six words are full of romanticism; trees twisted and gnarled, like something from a fairytale, spongy moss underfoot, grazing Elk, wild flowers and the chorus of birdsong.

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