I’m outnumbered by the boys/men in my house, even the cat is male.  I love to cook for them and encourage them to take an interest in cooking, eating, growing and finding good food.  My husband loves to cook too but I’m on maternity leave at the moment so I’ve taken over the kitchen even more than usual.

After the children have gone to bed I enjoy planning a menu for the week, working out the budget for it and preparing food for the following day or trying out a new recipe.  Above all I love to bake bread.  I’m fairly slow and lazy about it, using a machine to knead and allowing a few days to ferment, rise and bake.