My South East London Kitchen

a blog by Gemma Thomas.

Orange, Stem Ginger and Spelt Cake

Earlier this year I made a lot of marmalade. Almost as soon as Seville season began, I was down at my local farm shop, Franklins in East Dulwich, buying up as … Continue reading

March 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

Eating Out in February 2015

Despite all my whining about how little I ate out in January and my big plans to rectify this in future months, I ate out even less in February.  Not … Continue reading

March 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

Pearl Barley with Pork and Spinach

The last two weeks have not been going too well. Nothing major, more of a collection of minor things: too much work, not enough sleep, a niggling cold that will not … Continue reading

March 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

Spaghetti Puttanesca

I just realised that I have been gone for a whole week.  This is pretty much unheard of. And it has been quite an eventful one as I am seven … Continue reading

February 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

Banana American-Style Pancakes

If I were one of those organised bloggers, you know, the ones with advertising, scheduled tweets and the contact details of every food PR in London at their fingertips, I … Continue reading

February 18, 2015 · 1 Comment

Bulgur with Roasted Sweet Potato, Broccoli and Ricotta

I hope that you will forgive me for not having posted any Valentines recipes this year.  I thought there were enough heart-shaped cookies, red velvet things and dishes containing aphrodisiacs that … Continue reading

February 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

Butternut Squash and Lentil Salad with Feta and Walnuts

This morning, my friend Ben sent me an urgent email asking for a recipe from a book he had lent out and not had back.  The book is Dan Lepard‘s The … Continue reading

February 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

Spaghetti Carbonara with Kale

There are some great Italian restaurants in London. I first set about discovering them when I first arrived in the city ten years ago; as a vegetarian with a relatively … Continue reading

February 12, 2015 · 5 Comments

Savoy Cabbage, Lentil, Bacon and Avocado Salad

I’m thinking about changing my veg bag.  What started off as an interesting experiment has started to lag a bit recently.  For the past few weeks, four of the six … Continue reading

February 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

Aloo Gobi

The last time I made aloo gobi, I had an unexpected, although absolutely welcomed dinner guest in my sister-in-law. Feeling that the dinner was perhaps a little underwhelming on its … Continue reading

February 9, 2015 · Leave a comment