Lavender Lemonade

Dear Claire,   I hope you’ve had a very happy summer. It’s flown by here, and I’m not quite sure I’m ready for it to be September! So in the hopes of stretching out those balmy days just a little longer, I thought I’d share this recipe for lavender lemonade. One of my favorite experiences…

Chestnuts and paper chains

Dear Claire   I'm roasting chestnuts as I write - no better tradition at this time of year, when December is almost  upon us, the lights are twinkling in the windows and the snow is flurrying. I do miss the chestnut sellers on English street corners and their little blackened paper bags of steaming hot…