Beautiful brassicas

You might remember that I used to write a monthly blog for Francoise Murat Design about season British food. Well, Francoise has had the blog redesigned and its now called Rendez-vous Deco & Jardin, it looks lovely and I’m please to say I’m back doing my monthly feature.

My first piece was on how versatile brassicas are in the kitchen are and how useful they can be in in the lean vegetable months before the UK growing season gets into swing.

You can read the article here, its packed with ideas on how to use brassicas from spicy to mild, british to asian cooking, there is sure to be something to suit you.

My new website

I decided to create a website for some of my letter press stuff, to operate alongside this blog.


Here is it is. The header and buttons are all digitally manipulated letterpress prints with wooden letters from my small collection. The Gill Sans at the bottom of each button is digitally added.

I’ll be using it to share a bit more about me and my letterpress interests with more detailed posts on some of my projects. Eventually there will be a shop on the site, at the moment you can find some of my items for sale on etsy

Here on posterous I’ll be gathering things that inspire me, so a sort of design and letterpress scrapbook.

Hope you enjoy both of them.


Handblocked notebook

Todays’ work in progress is a one off recipe ideas book for a very good friend who has asked for some tips.

Rather than send an email I though a personal notebook would be nice and would allow me to use some of by food related letterpress blocks.

Because its a one off  I’m hand blocking which is very slow but easier than setting up the Adana.

I’m pleased with its slight quirkiness so far.