lepetitoeuf old kitchen window and Jennifer

Size doesn’t matter – it’s what you do with it that counts…

Gavin Wren Food Blogging, Writing

To start, I’d like to apologise for the lack of activity on my blog over the last few weeks, I had hoped to avoid such a gaping hole in my posting, but here we are. However, the stark lack of online activity in the world of le petit oeuf is at odds with a frantic and exhausting time offline. A few super-large contracts have rolled in at work, calling for up to 7 day working …

Guardian Cook cover, your spreads

Guardian Cook Feature – Recipe of the Week!

Gavin Wren Food Blogging, Writing

I can’t help but feel a little bit proud of myself. My Feta, rosemary and hazelnut crunch spread, which I entered into the Guardian Cook supplement’s recipe swap was crowned recipe of the week! As well as being published in the print version of the paper, it was also published online here, at the Guardian Readers’ recipe swap page. “…recipe of the week goes to Lepetitoeuf for their feta, hazelnut and rosemary crunch; it’s sweet, …

Semi sun oven dried tomatoes

Sun (oven) dried tomatoes

Gavin Wren Basic Ingredients, Food Techniques, Recipes, Vegan, Vegetables, Vegetarian, Writing

I love making things that take a long time. Although, let me qualify that – I’m less keen on fiddly or awkward processes, as they send my blood pressure due North. What I like is the gradual process of change and development that occurs over long periods. Because long, slow cooking processes normally mean that you’re allowing rich, strong flavours to develop. I’m also a big fan of basic ingredients, the things that we buy off …

Welcome to my blog!

Gavin Wren Food Blogging

Hello, and welcome to my blog. This is my first post, so you will have to bear with me whilst I build up some posts. I hope to fill this blog with a wide range of posts around a central theme of food; such as recipes, techniques, courses, shops, experiences plus other information about blogging and my experiences as I learn. You can find more information about me on the ‘about’ page, you should find the link just …