Athens Snaps - and Frozen Yoghurt with Greek Olive Oil
14 March 2012

Apologies for another long absence here – and thank you so much for all your kind words and prayers on my last post, I’m very grateful for your support. My trip to Japan was a very emotional one, but I’m glad...

 

Thoughts on Japan and An Update
17 November 2011

It feels rather strange to come back to this space after being away for so long – I didn’t mean to neglect it, and I’ve been keeping in touch on Twitter, but since the big earthquake and tsunami hit Japan...

 

Profiteroles with a Twist and a Weekend to Remember
26 February 2010

I know I don’t have much of an excuse for not updating you all for so long, but let me tell you briefly what I’ve been up to… Since I got back from this trip to Italy, my work got...

 

Rome Snaps
3 November 2009

I’ve just come back from a week’s trip to Italy – a few days in Rome as well as a wonderful weekend in Amalfi. I will write about the special weekend next time, but I wanted to share some of...

 

Basque Snaps
20 October 2009

It’s been a few weeks since we came back from our motorbike trip to northern Spain – the weather here in the UK is now definitely on the depressing side, so I’m trying to remember the gorgeous weather we had...

 

Colours of Summer
12 August 2009

After a very promising start, our summer has become a rather familiar story – it already feels quite autumnal in fact – nonetheless, we’re trying to make the most of it and I wanted to share some summery images that...

 

Apricot and Matcha Tiramisu
6 July 2009

We’re in the middle of a heat wave, as if trying to make up for the disappointing last couple of summers – although I’m not complaining (except when I’m on the tube) – it really is lovely to enjoy the...

 

Rediscovering Some of London Markets
22 April 2009

These photos are from a London markets story that I shot for a US travel magazine a few months ago – I love visiting any sort of markets, and London is certainly not short of interesting ones. I had fun...

 

Hazelnuts, Seville Oranges and Truffle Honey
21 January 2009

It’s been a cold winter in the UK – everyone seems getting flu including this girl who has just moved here from California. I’ve been shooting outside a lot for the last couple of months and although I’m fairly used...

 

At the Special Corner of the Iberian Peninsula
26 September 2008

My blog is becoming more like a seasonal newsletter rather than a blog (!) – I didn’t mean to leave it so long, but thank you for all your kind notes asking how I’ve been/where I’ve gone. I’ve been busy...

 

Habana Snaps
27 June 2008

It looks like we may be able to enjoy a real summer in the UK – unlike last year – somehow I’ve become more grumpy since I moved to the UK (especially the winter months) but I’m just happy when...

 

Some of My Old and New Favourites in Paris
30 May 2008

I seem to keep apologising for the lack of postings lately – things have been hectic (in a good way) but I’m glad I managed to squeeze in a few days for a short trip to Paris this month. It...

 

Sarah Raven's Garden
4 March 2008

I can’t believe the first two months of the year have already gone, but it’s always nice to feel the signs of spring in the air. We’ve had quite a mild winter this year – seeing lots of sunshine in...

 

Late Autumn Snaps from Japan
11 January 2008

Sincere apologies for leaving this space for so long, thank you very much for all your kind notes while I was away. I was back in the UK more than a month ago, but after being away for nearly two...

 

Istanbul Snaps
1 November 2007

My suitcase hasn’t even been put back in the loft, and here I am packing it again… Despite the fact that I absolutely hate flying, my love for travelling seems to outweigh this. I’d like to thank my fellow bloggers in...

 

In Full Bloom
15 August 2007

I know I have written about this nursery before – but I just couldn’t help sharing again as I find something beautiful and inspiring every time I visit there. It’s such a special place that makes me happy (and lowers...

 

First Post in More Than Ten Thousand Miles...
15 June 2007

Apologies for being negligent in keeping this place up to date and thank you so much for all the kind messages while I was AWOL (Speaking of being negligent – I’ve just added quite a few pictures on my photo...

 

Roma Snaps
25 April 2007

I started writing about my wonderful trip to Italy – I was doing a shoot at a pizza factory in a pretty little town in Marche region, then spent a lovely few days in Rome. But realised that I...

 

A Fine Spring Day
19 March 2007

While I’ve been struggling to update my blog, the days are getting much longer, flowers are starting to bloom and my cat has been moulting heavily (!) Although we had quite a mild winter this year, I’m still happy that...

 

A Trip to the Farmers’ Market... in California
13 November 2006

Apologies for being absent for a while. I’ve been in the sunny city of Los Angeles for a photo assignment – except for the fact that my suitcase didn’t turn up for the first two days, I’ve had an amazing...

 

Summer Chocolate and Hidden Garden
1 August 2006

Even though chocolate is something I can’t live without, you don’t really want a big bar of it in this weather (well some people may do) and these ‘cold chocolate’ drinks with a little twist are a good way both...

 

Paris Snaps
5 May 2006

Just managed to spend a week in Paris and here are some shots from the trip (and my photo blog will be Paris-based for a while :)) I visit the city whenever I can but it’s always a very short...

 

Gravlax with a Twist
10 April 2006

We managed to go for a ride on the motorbike for the first time this year – the wind was still chilly and I had a super runny nose during the ride, but the sun is definitely getting stronger, we’ve...

 

Jimmy's Farm
9 March 2006

Many thanks to Hillel at Tasting Menu for organising the 2006 Independent Food Festival and Awards – this year marks the second time around for this event and the juries have been writing wonderfully about the food they are most...

 

More Memorable Piscine Treats in Barcelona
8 November 2005

This is the last (and rather long) post about our motorbike trip to Provence and Barcelona. At first we were thinking of just staying in France, but looking at the Europe map, Spain didn’t seem too far to me so...

 

More pics from Provence
20 October 2005

We visited a big weekly market in Aix en Provence since we missed the St Remy one when we were in Barcelona – beautiful Aix was more like a small city rather than a town. (By the way, my main...

 

Two Weeks in Provence - In and Around St Remy
14 October 2005

We’re back from our motorbike trip to the South of France – with lots of dead bugs on our helmets, really sore bottoms (having a bony bottom doesn’t help) and some extra weight – due to the abundance of good...

 

Enjoying the Elusive British Summer...
30 August 2005

I’m afraid there aren’t any food related photos today – except for the over-exposed fish & chips shot (and the precursory proclamation thereof). We had such lovely weather over the bank holiday weekend – when I was in Japan, I...

 

More Pics from Paris...
5 June 2005

          I’m thinking about having another blog for my non-food-related photos (hopefully soon, but you know what I’m like) but for now, I’ve put some up here.  

 

Some Pics from Our Short Trip to Paris
4 June 2005

                       We managed to spend a few days in Paris last week – although we visit this ever-fascinating city quite regularly (it only takes three hours from London), it’s always a pleasure visiting places we really like, exploring areas we’ve never...

 

Lunches with Food Bloggers (from all over the world)
3 June 2005

I know it’s been almost a month since I joined a London food bloggers’ lunch – it may be too late for a blog post, but I wanted to mention it as it was a wonderful opportunity to meet...

 

Modern British... or traditional?
11 March 2005

It was my first time ever as a student in the kitchen – I think I was sort of interested in taking classes, but never quite enough to actually do it. Since we moved out of London, I gradually started...

 

In Case of Emergency
15 February 2005

I hope you all had a romantic valentine’s day – we didn’t! I was going to make a nice dinner and chocolate dessert for Matthew, but I wasn’t well the last couple of days and couldn’t manage to tackle anything....

 

Where to go in Notting Hill (if you are an eager cook)
4 February 2005

Books for Cooks – the mecca for cookbook aficionados. (BTW, the picture above isn’t of Books for Cooks. I took this at an antique shop on Portobello Road) I first went in the shop about 10 years ago; although it still had...