The Buried Moon or the Big Plum Conspiracy

In which we find out what happens when Madam Moon is absent from the sky, why you should always listen to a Wise-Woman and how any of this is relevant to a fruity tea-time snack. …

Ali Baba & The 40 Thieves or The Question of the Missing Salt

In which we discover why you should never pose as an oil salesman, what your salt consumption reveals about you and how a good bread recipe connects the two. We also learn, more importantly, that a clever, courageous, quick-thinking woman is what you really need to save the day and the treasure. …
A leaping hare

Jesper & the Hares with just a Smidgen of Flapjack

In which we find out how giving away your lunch can find you a bride and win you a kingdom and how relevant that is to a delicious apricot flapjack. …
An illustration of folklore character Vasilissa the Fair

Vasilissa the Fair & What was in Baba Yaga’s Soup?

In which we enter the world of Russian folklore and ask impertinent and possibly irrelevant questions about a soup called Solyanka. …

Gifts of the Magician & The Great Historical Oxtail Mystery

In which I explain how the wonderful story of Gifts of the Magician is connected to Oxtail via an extremely tenuous link and actually quite an interesting history. …