Lemon Butter Over Cod and Garlic from a Cast Iron Pan

Real-food deliciousness from a lazy, spontaneous cook

When Boots and I were just married, we thought we'd teach ourselves to cook by buying nothing (nothing) but scratch ingredients. If you can't cheat, you have to learn, right? That first year tasted like a bowl of boiled water, lentils and soggy dried herbs. Things are better now.

Before you go on, here are eight things you might like to know about me and my cooking.