My ‘best’ pizza dough – with a garlic bread recipe

My 'best' pizza dough recipe - makes truly fantastic pizza bases or garlic breads, plus a recipe for two garlic bread toppings

Sourdough flatbreads

These are my gorgeous, tangy flatbreads but they do take some commitment as they are fully sourdough, with a pre-ferment stage. I've been making sourdough since 2001... I was already making bread by hand for many, many years before this, but started as my twin baby sons began weaning. I was a little obsessed with… Continue reading Sourdough flatbreads

Flavoured salts – part two

Salt mixes recipes on Ink Sugar Spice

Four incredible salt mixes: Italian with dried tomato puree, French, Umami with dried @marmite (yes really!) and a pretty and unusual English Summer Sweet - all vegetarian. Part 2 of my salt mixes posts

Flavoured salts – part one

Asian style salt mix on Ink Sugar Spice

[updated] It's all the food fashion at the moment it seems to have a pot of two of flavoured sea salt, with salt companies clambering over each other to bring them out. Take a look past the hype and you'll see that salt mixes are exceptionally useful in the kitchen and can even be used… Continue reading Flavoured salts – part one

Wild garlic and walnut pesto – and foraging tips

A gorgeous ramson pesto recipe (with walnuts not pine nuts), plus tips on finding ramsons and foraging guidance

Herb sprigs for the kitchen

Such a great way to use any herbs you have growing profusely in the garden at this time of year. They make a pretty, alternative tiny bouquet (especially if you use thyme or lavender when in flower - a bit early for my lavender yet). Also, as they hang in your kitchen, the heat from… Continue reading Herb sprigs for the kitchen