Krissy O'Shea

Molasses Ginger Bread | Wolf Gourmet 4-slice Toaster

Cottage Farm’s Molasses Ginger Loaf Cake

On a particularly early morning, I found myself sitting in one of London’s east end restaurants, working through details of a fast approaching and fairly high-pressure event. It was a misty wooly grey morning, and I had waited outside in the drizzle for someone to let me in. Being so early, the space was just a hair shy of warm, the ovens only having just begun their day’s labor. I ordered a cup of black coffee, imagining it would be the hottest thing on their early morning menu. A hand appeared in my peripheral vision and placed a plate in… Read more

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Baked Oysters with Black Pepper Cognac Mignonette from Cottage Farm

It seems that many of my holiday traditions are wrapped up in the places from which my family hails, going back generations and to all manner of countries. Traditions and foods transplanted from our great and great-great grandparents. Though I would expect that some sticky points in the translations have occurred over the years, in general, my holidays rely largely on the flavours of elsewhere. This year, I wanted to add something to our holiday table and traditions which celebrate where we are right now; in this moment, season and of this place. Oysters are of course all about provenance,… Read more