Welcome! Nik Devlin and Edwina fitzPatrick cooked together for 21 years, and this is our food archive. It has over 350 amazing recipes from around the world that are continually being added to. If you love fish, vegetarian and plant based cookery, this is the place for you. Some recipes we’ve invented, some are inherited, others are adapted and evolved from existing publications. Many thanks are due to friends who have passed on recipes (you do get credited!).
We wanted to grow as much food as we could in our small garden. A combination of slugs, pigeons, squirrels and wind made us realise that for many crops (e.g. tomatoes, brassicas, herbs) that this wasn't going to happen unless we built a greenhouse. So we built two. The garden has many fruits growing (including tons of raspberries - many not actually planted by us) and bee and butterfly friendly flowers.
We've had bee hives in the garden since 2010. The more that you learn about being with bees, the less you know, and that they usually know best. We don't tend them for the honey - it is a lovely bonus - but because they are vital pollinators and indicators of climatic and ecological changes. We have learnt so much from them.
Nik died completely unexpectedly from Covid in March 2020. Edwina upgraded this site because she wants to keep sharing both our old recipes and adding new ones. Nik talked about cooking as a form of making love. What's not to like about food and love?