Simple Provisions

Food does not need to be fancy to be celebrated

The days between Christmas and New Year are some of the best of the year. Time shifts; days come and go with little regard for dates and schedules and softer, more languid living is practiced. Leftover ham answers the call of hunger any time of the day and fresh stone fruit and berries are eaten …

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I like making something that has multiple uses, particularly at this time of year when the kitchen is in catering mode and is grateful for small efficiencies. A simple sugar syrup can make everyday things special. Pouring the thick liquid over a colourful bowl of fruit salad results in a glossy array of jewels, accented …

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