About me

Hi there, I’m Jo

I’m a mid-40’s wife, mother & owner of 3 pets. I spend my days being a beancounter, working from home and walking my dog (but really all I do is think about food).

I first remember baking around the age of 8 or so, pretending to be a presenter of the TV show ‘Why Don’t You?’ with my siblings, and learnt to cook by loitering in the kitchen watching my parents.

I love to cook and bake, and am the kind of person who offers you sustenance the minute you walk through our door. I also enjoy trying new recipes and revisiting old ones, so this blog is my way of keeping track of them all.

Other than hazelnuts and tahini there’s very little that I don’t like to eat, and my taste in food is eclectic. I grew up eating a mix of English and Turkish food and I find that when I’m particularly missing my father then cooking something he loved brings me great comfort.

I’m very happy when pottering around in the kitchen, probably listening to Radio 4, probably with my dog very near by just in case there’s any cheese that might ‘accidentally’ fall to the floor. She can also hear the difference between a dishwasher being packed and unpacked, and only comes running if a little pre-wash might be necessary.

Anyway, I hope you enjoy these recipes – some are family favourites, some are new things that I’ve come across, tried and loved, and by recording them here I’ll be able to make them again and again.