All posts by aho

Food anthropologist // Blogger // Wanderer

163 Lemon Drizzle Cake

If there’s a cake that’s perfect for a lazy afternoon with a cup of tea, it would be it. Lemon Drizzle cake, everyone, to bring a bit of zing and sunshine into the kitchen.

162 Pasta with Wild Garlic Pesto

This simple pasta is perfect for days when you're too busy or lazy to cook. And, of course, you can swap the wild garlic pesto for any pesto you like. Happy first day of summer!

161 Wild Garlic and Walnut Pesto

It's spring again, and so it's time to dive deep into the nature's bounty! Wild garlic pesto, everyone, to celebrate the start of the season.

Winter in the country. The tale of fire.

Starting a day from making a fire is a great lesson in patience: there is no place for anger, hurry or frustration there. Only acceptance of fire’s fickleness, its wayward nature will bring peace (and desired warmth).

160 Orzeszki, the Cutest Walnut Cookies

So here's a cookie that looks like a walnut and tastes like one, too! Not too tricky to make, they only require a loving touch and a little patience.

159 Walnut and Cardamom Kleicha

My kitchen smelled divine when I baked kleicha: the irresistible, faint scent of the proofing pastry exploded in the oven and filled the house with the velvety, comforting smell of spices. I thought cinnamon was the ultimate comfort spice, but now, I think, I have to adjust my opinion. Cardamom is beautiful!

158 Roast Pumpkin with Nigella Seeds and Wild Thyme

Take advantage of the pumpkin season and treat yourself with colours for lunch. Pumpkin is here to lighten up the November gloom. And don't forget the seeds!

157 Apple and Peach Cake with a touch of Woodruff

Soft pastry on the bottom, woodruff-infused apples and peaches and a light buttery crumble. I had it for breakfast, lunch and dinner on the day it was baked. No regrets.

156 Flatbreads with Nigella Seeds and Ground Ivy

To make a decent flatbread is fairly easy. To make a great one - takes mastery that comes from experience. Don't be disheartened, then, if the first batch of the flatbreads you attempt to produce turns out to be a total disaster. Eat it anyway!