Author Archives: Bird

About Bird

Mid twenties, working and living in London.

Peyton & Byrne’s Victoria Sponge

My cousin Jess was coming to tea this afternoon. I love any excuse to use my tea set, and if I’m going to host any sort of gathering (even just tea for two) I’m going to do it properly. Cucumber … Continue reading

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Saturday March 19th 2011 – Super Greens Soup

Soup makes the world (well, my world) go round. Super Greens Soup (serves 1 for several meals) 1 litre stock (chicken or vegetable) 1 onion, finely chopped 2 leeks, trimmed, halved and chopped 200g broccoli florets 2 courgettes, halved and … Continue reading

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Sunday 13th March 2011 – Crumpets with Butter and Honey

Sometimes, reliving the simple tea time joys of my childhood is all I need. Freshly toasted crumpets, smothered with butter and honey (or jam, or Nutella, or Marmite…) always hit the spot at four o’clock on a Sunday afternoon. You … Continue reading

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Thursday 10th March 2011 – Bird’s Wild Mushroom Risotto

One of the difficulties in replicating my cooking is that the measurements I use are an inaccurate science. As a British girl used to counting calories and alcohol units in grams and millilitres and following her mother’s recipes in ounces … Continue reading

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Sunday 6th March, 2011 – Quinoa, Kale & Tofu Salad

Sundays always feel like they should be days of abstinence. After a breakfast of yoghurt, sultanas and maple syrup, I headed to Waitrose. Tinned artichoke hearts, lime pickle and carrots were the order of the day, and when I got … Continue reading

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Saturday 5th March, 2011 – Chicken, Asparagus & Lemon Cassoulet

Home to Surrey for lunch and to see Mummy and the dogs. Lunch was chicken, asparagus and lemon cassoulet from the Leon cookbook I bought Mummy for her birthday. After lunch we took the dogs for a long walk at … Continue reading

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