Raspberry Fig & Pistachio Cake

raspberry fig

There are some days when I really crave something sweet. Making a cake is not always the answer as it offers so much temptation and it is all too easy to eat more than just one slice. But then you see a cake like THIS ONE by David Tanis and you know you just have […]

Roasted Mediterranean Vegetable & Feta Lasagne

feta lasagne

Sometimes I think there is no better comfort food than lasagne. Lasagne has got it all. Layers of soft pasta, a rich meaty ragu and lashings of smooth and silky béchamel all topped off with a crisp, salty cheese laden crust. And it was Garfield’s favourite food too.   The only problem I have with […]

Autumn Breakfast Smoothie

autumn breakfast smoothie

Although I do love summer and always wish it lasted for longer, the fruit harvest available in the Autumn months compensates for the cooling of the weather. Pears, damsons, Autumn raspberries and figs are perfect for pies, crumbles, jams, jellies and tarts. Then we also have the classic combination of blackberry and apple. What I […]

Japanese style marinaded pork-Celebrating 20 years of Freedom Food

marinaded pork

As part of the celebrating 20 years of Freedom Food campaign I was asked by Sainsbury’s to visit a Freedom Food pig farm and to create a recipe to illustrate how tasty our higher welfare outdoor reared British pork can be. How did they know that pork is my favourite meat? It really is. Think […]

Fig & Honey Ice Cream

honey ice cream

Because I am still finding it hard to adjust to being back at home after my summer holiday, I thought it would be good to try and re-create one of the ice creams I particularly enjoyed this year in France. Each night after dinner we would all stroll down to the ice cream kiosk for […]

Smoky Black Bean & Chorizo Soup

chorizo soup

Arriving back from a summer holiday is never easy. One of the best things about being in France  is being able to buy fruit that is ripened to perfection and proudly displayed in crates, artistic piles or in wicker baskets. On arriving back in the UK I was let down as usual when I decided […]