This month



CRAB APPLES – FLOWERS, FOLIAGE AND FRUIT

I absolutely love crab apple trees, so pretty and so productive, from their lovely blossom in spring right through to bright little fruit in the autumn which stay happily on the tree right into winter. Just when the garden is looking particularly stark, they provide vibrant splashes of colour and as well as being ornamental, crab apples are a food supply for birds and with a minimal amount of effort food for us too. 

Pascale smets’ recipes

Steak au poivre - recipe for Valentine's Day


A VALENTINE’S DAY DINNER FROM PARIS, 1987


In my twenties fresh out of College I lived and worked in Paris as a fashion designer. My then boyfriend (now husband) was a pizza waiter/would be cartoonist and would come and visit whenever he could scrape together the coach fare – it was all glamour in those days…

meet the makers


corinne de haas

For more than 27 years Corinne de Haas has been producing fabulous handmade ceramics from her studio in Cape Town, South Africa. Her bowls, platters, citrus squeezers and oven-to-tableware, while truly special, are nevertheless specifically designed for everyday use.