Cheddar Cheese and Marmite Swirls

Those words together: cheese + Marmite oh, how they brighten my day.  I've been slightly obsessed by these delights since an independent bakery close to where I work started baking and selling them.  They Read more [...]

Marching backwards

This weekend the Tories announced that government legislation on animal welfare standards in the food industry are to be abolished to become self-regulated by the farming industry itself. Privatised, you Read more [...]

Friday Lush: Brown Eyed Girl

I know it's not Friday, but we can live in hope, my friends.  No, this is a St. Patrick's Day inspired Lush so we're a couple of days early here.  I hope you'll forgive me?  I'll make you one of these Read more [...]
20th November 1968:  Headshot portrait of American musician Joni Mitchell smiling with her hands over her mouth.  This image was from a photo shoot for the fashion magazine Vogue.  Mitchell wears two rings on her hand and is in a white loose-fitting white cotton dress.  (Photo by Jack Robinson/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Joni and Me

Rolling Stone called her 'one of the greatest songwriters ever', it seems fit to write about her today on International Women's Day. I first made Joni's acquaintance  in 1989, when I was working in Read more [...]