Brown sugar meringues with Grilled Rhubarb & Blood Oranges

grilled rhubarb

Meringues are a delight to eat. Crisp shells giving way to marshmallow soft interiors. Light as a wispy cloud, melt in the mouth and only made from two ingredients.How could they possibly be bettered? Well they can. Brown sugar meringues knock their white sugar buddies sideways. BOOSH! Thanks to Diana Henry for enlightening me with […]

Miso & Ginger Glazed Salmon with Coconut Rice

ginger glazed salmon

January is a month full of new years resolutions, trying to watch the pennies and often a time when we are all feeling a little flat. It is  hard to come to terms with the aftermath of the post Christmas frenzy, especially when it comes to food. We are mostly all trying to lose a […]

Win a Glass Teapot & Speciality Tea by Adagio Teas UK (CLOSED)

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Tea lovers, how would you all like to win a good looking glass teapot along with some speciality tea to go with it? Adagio Teas UK have an impressive range of all things tea related on their site including this glass teapot with an infusing chamber built into it. If you haven’t tried loose leaf […]

Jerusalem Artichoke Chestnut & Mushroom Soup

mushroom soup

I have for you a soup that truly reflects this time of the year. Earthy, woodsy, deeply rich flavours speak for themselves. Before making this soup, I hadn’t eaten Jerusalem artichokes for years. I remember a time when Jerusalem artichoke puree came with everything, I think around the same time as celeriac became a big […]

Win a copy of Gut Gastronomy-Stylish healthy recipes (CLOSED)

gut gastronomy

“Revolutionise your eating to create great health”. This is the concept of the new cook book “Gut Gastronomy” by Grayshott Spa, to be released on 15th January by Jacqui Small. I have a copy of this book for you to win. “Embrace a new and deliciously healthy way of eating with our successful gut-healing plan, […]

Christmas Vegetable Strudel

Christmas vegetable strudel

Just before I head off to begin my Christmas celebrations I wanted to share with you my Christmas vegetable strudel. It could not be simpler to prepare and even though I would class it as a vegetarian main course, I would happily add a slice to my turkey dinner plate. It contains all of the […]

10 ways to spice up your Christmas by Just Ingredients

christmas by just ingredients

Have you heard of Just Ingredients? They are an online company who deliver good quality herbs and spices straight to your door. Last year they sent me over a whole selection of Christmas spices which I have enjoyed using throughout the year in both sweet and savoury dishes as well as in my chutneys, mulled […]

Wine & Champagne for Special Occasions – Roberson Wine


The guys over at Roberson wine would like to share some of their celebratory drinks advice with you. As a party goer and giver myself I am always looking for new wines to try out . So here are a few snippets from the experts:  We shouldn’t need an excuse to drink good wine but […]

Stollen Biscuit Bites

stollen biscuit bites

If you are looking for a last minute edible gift to give to someone then you might like my stollen biscuit bites. Simple enough to make and far too easy to eat, my bite sized biscuits with the flavours of stollen make the perfect edible Christmas gift. This is a biscuit recipe that can make […]

Roasted Pear & Mincemeat Crumble Tarts

mincemeat crumble tarts

I have a recipe here that is suitable  for those who may not be totally enamoured by mince pies. Although I love  mince pies in their traditional form, others may not be so keen. Adding mincemeat to crumbles has always been something I like to do and I have made a pear and mincemeat strudel […]