It’s hard to recall when I fell out of love with Nigella the cook. I think it was something to do with her prepping her brined turkey wearing a negligee on her Christmas TV special. There is a fine line between food porn and just plain porn and I think she may have crossed the line at that moment. Luckily I have a new nigella to love and no less of a cook’s companion than the celebrity chef. Near drought conditions have made it hard for the garden this year but against all the odds the companion planting in the kitchen garden have soldiered on and brought not just a splash of colour but a wealth of insects like I’ve never seen before. These delicate flowers were an experiment this year but I can see that I might go overboard next year.