Thai street food

Clew is in a Thai mood with our photographer Lisbeth Ganer’s fabulous photo series from Bangkok. This week’s focus is on food, so let’s not content ourselves to looking at food photos – let’s make Thai food! Street food is a huge must when in Bangkok, but if you’re not going there any time soon, […]

Violet edition: Energy food

Clew’s recent colour musings have been leading up to this magnificent colour: Violet. Violet as in creativity, poetry, flowers, mystery, expectation…and Clew. Violet is Clew’s colour, and it is often regarded as the colour of wisdom and creativity. So our 3rd anniversary edition (already!) will revive some of our old words of wisdom and creativity. This is […]

Homemade sweets for Christmas

Here are a few quick ideas for festive family fun in the kitchen:

How to… make salad dressings

It is so easy and cheap to go out and buy what you need ready made, so do we really need to make our own? Of course we do, not only because it tastes better but also because you control the ingredients and their freshness! Clew’s Alison show you how to!

How to… make mayo and meringues

It is so easy and cheap to go out and buy what you need ready made, so do we really need to make our own? Of course we do, not only because it tastes better but also because you control the ingredients and their freshness! So here are my first “how to …”

2 x chickpeas

When I think chickpeas, I think hummus. And I’ve never actually made anything else but hummus with the chickpeas I buy. But last night I did a quick google search and found a new easy recipe – for roasted chickpeas – and I knew I had to try it!

Retro cakes & a bit of kitchen history

I am currently looking around for a new kitchen. The prices may vary hugely from shop to shop but the basics of the actual kitchen layout stay the same. The kitchen work triangle, a concept that designers still rely on today, was developed in the 1940’s by an extraordinary woman, Lillian Gilbreth. Lillian Gilbreth (Moller) […]

Secrets of a zucchini

Zucchini. Looks like a cucumber, tastes almost nothing and goes from kind of dry as raw state to extremely watery when cooked. I have to admit, it was never one of my favorite vegetables – until recently! I bought a spiral slicer from Naturata and started making raw salads with different tasty dressings based on […]

Christmas biscuits

A great way to while away an afternoon listening to Christmas tunes! Here are a few fun ideas for making biscuits. This Christmas tree is just stacked stars:  Or make a snowflake garland:   Here is the recipe for vanilla sugar biscuits, makes 24 large biscuits: Ingredients 225g unsalted butter 225g light brown sugar ½ […]

Happy Soup Season!

This week the colours in the forest are breathtaking, they almost make up for the dark mornings and evenings, it is the really rich reds, oranges and golds that are only there for a short time just before the leaves fall.   Nature’s colours are also inspiring for the kitchen, as you find the wonderful […]