You may remember food blogger Jo Orr from her lovely Friday food guest-posts last year. She contacted us last week – Mental Health Week -on a subject she feels very strongly about, Postpartum Psychosis. Jo’s dad’s production company, Matchlight, made… Read More Read More
Food for the heat this week, with our guest food blogger Jo Orr
It’s such a pleasure when the idea you have in your head actually translates into reality. I was lying in tangled sheets this morning, cursing the fact… Read More Read More
it’s all about herbs this week with guest food blogger Jo Orr
At this time of year herbs are at their lush best, so I thought I’d share a couple of recipes that put herbs front and centre- a Tabbouleh… Read More Read More
We are deep into June now, so the ‘greenness’ of both nature and produce is reaching its acme. From the acid green of a moped of frisee lettuce, to the fresh green of broad beans and peas, all the way… Read More Read More
The cucumber is an oft neglected vegetable, tossed thoughtlessly into salads, and not regarded as being up to much taste-wise. Bland is the general consensus. Yet, with the merest love and attention it can be elevated to something rather lovely… Read More Read More
The elder tree can appear somewhat scraggy and nondescript except for one period of the year during which it erupts in a bounty of frothy, heady blossom and makes you glad that you have it in your garden after all.… Read More Read More
More from our guest food blogger Jo Orr and this weeks she’s in roaming and foraging in Scotland
I have travelled 500 miles north to spend the Half Term school holiday with my parents and varied guests in their rambling,… Read More Read More
The weather this week has been rather Scottish- sudden, torrential downpours followed by blinding sunshine, succeeded ten minutes later by a violent hail storm, then more sunshine producing a gorgeous watery rainbow, its colours blurring at the edges. Then more… Read More Read More
Our guest food blogger Jo Orr is tempting us with verdant spring peas and sunshine-tinged Alphonso mangoes this week, I for one LOVE Alphonso mangoes, whose season is brief, so get your skates on….
I brought back a heaving bagful… Read More Read More
We’re back with guest food blogger Jo Orr who this week is suggesting elevating basics for a bit of a treat by adding Champagne and, um, Viper’s Bugloss, it’s not often you hear that mentioned in a recipe….
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Given the cold winds of this week I thought I’d bring you a warm salad. Something that makes use of the lovely Spring veggies that keep on coming despite the plummeting temperatures (it was snowing in Glasgow on Monday!), but… Read More Read More
Call us optimists, but this run of sunshine has made us dream of outdoor eating, Jo Orr’s blogpost today is all about potential picnic food. As always, you can follow Jo on her own scrummy blog
The skies have been… Read More Read More
Once the magnolia and cherries have bloomed, and the candy-striped apple blossoms are peeking through, I know that the first bunches of tender, pencil-thin asparagus are on their way.
Their short season (usually just six weeks) and expense lends this… Read More Read More
After last weekend’s feasting I wanted to bring you a couple of light, fresh dishes that you may even be able to eat in the garden if this warm sunshine continues. There were rusty orange crabs sitting like kings on… Read More Read More
Easter, whether you are religious or not, is a festival of Spring, a celebration of renewal: of the first fresh shoots, the sap rising and the greening of the land.
I adore this season of vibrant change, when your garden… Read More Read More
The second in our series of posts from food blogger Jo Clare Orr, now excuse me but I’ve just got to dash out for some cauliflower and rhubarb….
The Spring Equinox may officially be behind us but the sky is… Read More Read More
We’re excited to introduce our guest cookery blogger on TWR today, Jo Orr, who will be blogging on the Friday slot for a while, tempting us with her signature seasonal recipes. Over to you Jo…
My name is Jo Clare… Read More Read More
I have been to John Lewis in Oxford Street more times than I can remember. The haberdashery department it is my happy place to go to whenever I have time to kill and I can often be found offering advice… Read More Read More
If you are looking for inspiration for Mother’s Day, either to drop hints for yourself or for your own mum, then the new Herb Garden Cologne Collection is worth considering. Personally, the collection had me at the fantastic imagery, using… Read More Read More
When beauty guru Jo Fairley does something new, it’s worth checking it out. Jo, you may remember, was responsible for launching Green & Black and The Beauty Bible, as well as being an award winning beauty journalist. Now, together with… Read More Read More
In contrast to the more familiar melancholic vibe we sometimes associate with Sweden, the designer Gudrun Sjödén is about as cheerful an individual as it’s possible to meet, which comes over loud and clear in her clothes designs. She is… Read More Read More
When Bridget Jones Diary first came out I was 33. I read it , as we all did and laughed at the way many of Bridget’s insecurities reflected our thirty something urban lives. We worried about our careers, drank too… Read More Read More
The Great British Bake Off has much to answer for, not least a this bakery-inspired limited edition fragrance collection from Jo Malone London, just launching for spring. Sugar & Spice consists of five scents, Redcurrant & Cream, Ginger Biscuit, Lemon… Read More Read More
Hilariously for anyone reading this in the UK, I’m about to tell you how important it is to keep well protected in the sun with a good suncream. I know, laugh along with me as the rain beats down.
We… Read More Read More
It’s definitely Chelsea’s week this week, what with Chelsea Flower Show and Chelsea in Bloom, so it might be a good moment to mention Peter Jones Ladies….(Peter Jones is a branch of John Lewis). Where New York has Advanced… Read More Read More
The Horrockses exhibition at the Fashion and Textile Museum last year, was one of our all time favourites. The 40’s and 50’s bright cotton prints inspired many of this Spring Summers fashion ranges including the Wallis 1923 dress collection.
We… Read More Read More
It’s not often you find me sobbing on the Piccadilly Line on the way to work, but I’ve been reading The Middle Place by Kelly Corrigan. I know that doesn’t sound like a good recommendation for a book, but it… Read More Read More
The last of our guest bloggers of 2015, Juliette Chisholm, offers some sound advice on how to adapt our favourite home trend of the year, hygge, to the Christmas season.
We’ve had some really brilliant guest bloggers this year on… Read More Read More
It’s that time again, when Amanda and I find ourselves slightly overwhelmed with the demands of our day jobs, blogging and trying to have a life. So we are seeking contributors, either long or short term, to guest post for… Read More Read More
After Jane’s mini-rant last week about how she’s thinking of moving to the seaside, our correspondent Elena Bowes mailed in an update on how her move to New York was going. Regular readers will also remember Sue Evan’s Adventure Before… Read More Read More