Homer’s Favourite Sweet Treat

Not one of my guilty pleasures but when a box of these lurid iced rings arrives in the office in celebration of someone’s birthday it always causes a bit of a commotion. Whilst they may not tempt my palette they do make great subjects for sketching and as this week is apparently National Doughnut Week what better excuse than to indulge (in sketching them that … Continue reading Homer’s Favourite Sweet Treat

Tea-tastic Tuesday

Cheery yellow tea pot. Did you know that Earl Grey tea is a tea blend which has been flavoured with the addition of oil of bergamot.It is assumed to be named after Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey and British Prime Minister in the 1830s.  He descended from a long established Northumbrian family seated at Howick Hall and his commemorated in Newcastle by the striking Grey’s Monument https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grey%27s_Monument His government … Continue reading Tea-tastic Tuesday

Autumnal Recipe: Roasted Parsnip Soup

This dish is perfect for cold evenings – warm and hearty and full of veggie goodness. To make you’ll need the ingredients listed below and that should make enough for around 5-6 people. 500g parsnips 75g freshly grated Parmesan cheese 2 tablespoons olive oil 20g butter 1 medium onion, finely chopped 1 tablespoon plain flour 1.5 litres chicken stock (a bit less if you like … Continue reading Autumnal Recipe: Roasted Parsnip Soup