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March 17, 2017

We’re very excited in my house. ​​
Or, at least, ​​I am. ​​This morning, my kitchen was a ​​room where I prepared the kids’ meals, which lately have included stuff like fishfingers with chips and peas, and frankfurters with mash. But now I’ve got hold of a copy of The Great Dixter Cookbook: Recipes from an English Garden, it is about to become a centre of rustic, wholesome gastronomic excellence.

For this earnest and beautifully photographed collection of seasonal recipes from the home of the legendary writer and gardener Christopher Lloyd, penned by its head chef, Aaron Bertelsen, is full of simple, achievable recipes that have re-animated the former earth mother (you know, before I had two kids) in me. And anyone who’s visited the beautiful stately home and admired its gardens – Lloyd’s...

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