Balsamic Roasted Chicken

Balsamic Roasted Chicken

This is a recipe that I keep going back to as it is so good and very easy to prepare. It is adapted  from one of Donna Hay’s many cook books, all of which are brilliant and packed full of great ideas as well as very stylish modern photography. The marinade for the chicken is […]

Chilli crab linguine

Chilli Crab Linguini

  Chilli crab linguine was the first dish I tried to cook from the River Cafe cookbook when it first came out. I did eat there a couple of times a few years ago and one of the starters I had was griddled squid with chilli, lemon & rocket. So I knew those flavours would […]

Cornish crab

crab close up

                          As I am spending a large part of the Easter holidays in Cornwall, I thought I should do some justice to some of the finest local produce that Cornwall has to offer. One of my favourite ever ingredients is crab and luckily […]

Roasted Mediterranean Vegetables


When I think back to some of the jobs I have had, there are a few dishes that always reappear even though they may not be bang on trend. There was a period in the 90s when I was living in Notting Hill and working at the Vanderbilt racquet club, when I would make tray […]

Barbecued salmon with a char-grilled vegetable salad

Barbecued salmon

This dish I came up with out of the need to put the barbecue to full use, due to the unseasonably warm weather we have been having this week. What I mostly love about using a BBQ to cook food is that I do the prep work, and then my job is done! Husband takes […]