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

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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 […]

Apricot Honey & Lavender Ice Cream

lavender ice cream

Before I head off to France, I wanted to tell you about a super speedy ice cream discovery. I have  just received a Froothie blender so I thought I would christen it by creating an ice cream inspired by the flavours of France. There are several fruits I relish eating when in France. Greengages, peaches, […]

Post 16 education at Barnet & Southgate College

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Sponsored article   Barnet and Southgate College, a successful further education college based in London have just teamed up with recruitment specialists Reed NCFE. Together they have initiated a campaign that promotes parent power with parents both inspiring and supporting their kids in helping them to realise their future as young adults. The age for […]

Japanese Pancakes – Okonomiyaki

japanese pancakes

Have you ever tried Japanese pancakes? Okonomiyaki. Well I hadn’t until yesterday when I decided I must try out the pancake mix bought from this Japanese supermarket by Mr.Scott along with a few other treats recently. Okonomiyaki are savoury Japanese pancakes which are griddlled on a hot plate. Okonomiyaki translates as “anything you like, cooked”. […]

Chipotle Chilli Sauce

Chipotle chilli sauce

Recently, I have missed having some home-made chilli sauce in the fridge. It is one of those things that I have come to rely upon, or rather become addicted to. Before Mr.Scott started making it, I used Encona, the papaya flavoured one. Slightly sour, perfectly spicy and very good. Sriracha has always been a firm […]

An introduction to Korean Foods & Korean Fried Chicken

Korean fried chicken

An interview with Dan Suh, MD of Korea Foods.   How long have you been MD of Korea Foods? I originally joined Korea Foods in 2001 but left in 2006 to gain further experience and to expand my knowledge with food manufacturing and sports marketing. This provided me with a better understanding of consumer needs. […]