{Springing into Spring} Kitchen Musings….

It would appear I’ve been chasing my tail for much of February. Having spent the last couple of weeks in my other favourite capital city, Edinburgh, I’ve now found myself in March with only a few weeks to go until the new addition to our family arrives (eek!). It’s all change and as the days start to get longer I  believe spring is just around the corner. And on the food and drink scene there are also lots of exciting and new things happening as one of my favourite seasons begins to unfold this month.

  • Next Thursday (12 March, 1- 4pm) the luxury Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh and The Pompadour by Galvin will launch a series of inspiring ladies afternoons. A great alternative gift idea if you want to spoil your mum ahead of Mother’s Day. Guests will enjoy champagne in the salon, followed by a spectacular afternoon tea with the award-winning Edinburgh-based author Sara Sheridan in the Pompadour’s elegant dining room. Sara will give an insight into the role of British women from the mid-17th century into the early 20th century and will answer questions and sign copies of her best-selling ‘Mirabelle Bevan Mysteries’ books, which everyone in attendance will receive. To book please email pompadour.reservations@waldorfastoria.com.
  • Make the most of blood oranges in March while they are still at the best, and why not whisk up this gorgeous recipe for Blood Orange Tart, which would make for a great Mother’s Day pudding, following a Sunday roast.
  • We British love our pies and this week we’re putting the British classic on a pedestal by celebrating National Pie Week. From smoked fish and cider pie to gingery beef and mushroom pie, check out these great tasting recipes from Delicious Magazine.
  • My favourite refuge from London’s hustle and bustle, Petersham Nurseries is signalling the arrival of Spring with a range of new events. From wild food walks, wine tastings and how to create your own vegetable garden, Petersham’s calendar is bursting with great things to do and try out.

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