Spaghetti Nero

spaghetti nero

Did you know that Pilgrims Choice has recently launched a new interactive campaign encouraging the general pubic (you & me) to ask their super duper cheese experts about absolutely anything. What would you ask a cheese expert?  How long cheese take to mature? How do you know when a cheese is ready for eating? How […]

Raw Gingerbread Bites & A Cook Book Giveaway

raw gingerbread bites

It’s been a while since my last post so I thought it would be a good idea to share with you my latest cook book giveaway via Rafflecopter at the end of this post. The book is “Fitness Gourmet” by Christian Coates. Fitness Gourmet is the debut cookery book by Christian Coates, the brainchild behind Soulmatefood. The […]

Easter Toffee Fudge Caramel Traybake

easter toffee traybake slice named

I am off to Nepal for the whole of the Easter holidays, crazy I know. I can hardly believe it myself. So, I decided to bake something in the spirit of Easter, which is bound to be celebrated in quite a different fashion in Nepal, if in fact at all. I have no idea! What […]

The Andre Simon Food & Drink Book Awards 2015- A Preview

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My intention for writing this post was for it to be a review of The Andre Simon Food & Drink book awards 2015. I was kindly asked to to attend and write my thoughts about it, but circumstances have changed and I can no longer be there. So I decided to change my format and […]

Norwegian Skrei with Flower Sprouts & Chorizo

skrei with flower sprouts

I know lots of people who say they are scared of cooking fish. It often comes up as a topic of conversation in my cookery classes. It is usually a fear of over cooking a handsome wedge of white fish. Fair enough, given that fish is so expensive it is often a case of not […]

Aldi Wagyu Burgers with Smashed Avocado & Candied Bacon

aldi wagyu burgers

Today sees the release of Aldi Wagyu burgers in their stores nationwide. They are part of the Aldi “special buys” range and are only available while stocks last. All I can say is get down there sharpish. They are going to disappear off the shelves as fast as the Wagyu steaks – sold by Aldi […]

Buttermilk Breakfast Muffins

buttermilk breakfast muffins

These muffins were very difficult to name. Yes they are buttermilk breakfast muffins but they are also so much more than that. Oaty, fruit packed, super duper light and low in sugar not to mention healthy-ish, I used spelt and wholemeal flour, two fruits and one veg. The trouble is they are so good the […]

Supergreens Soup

supergreens soup

After my first experiment with a green smoothie, I thought I would try my hand at making a supergreens soup. All the goodness of a green smoothie but in soup form. What turns a green smoothie into a soup? Heat. That is where my Froothie comes into it’s own. Hot soup blended to perfection within […]

Valentine Mochaccino Mousse

valentine mochaccino mousse

Does anyone actually go out and eat in restaurants on Valentine’s day? It is a contrived scenario to find yourself in. A restaurant only set up with tables of two, a single stem rose in a thin vase and lots of pink splashed around looking anything but pretty in pink. I purposefully avoid restaurants on […]

Game Pie

game pie

A well cooked pie is a crowd pleaser of a dish. In the past I have always opted for either beef or chicken but since cooking this game pie I may never enjoy a pie of any other name. I used a mixture of partridge, pheasant and venison cooking it gently in the oven along […]