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 […]

Walkers New Market Deli Range


Is there anyone out there who does not like crisps?  I have been mad about crisps forever. As a school girl, travelling on the train to Ealing Broadway every morning, my refined breakfast of choice would always be a bag of Golden Wonder followed by a chocolate bar. Salty followed by sweet. A wining combination […]

A Trip to Jingogae – A Korean Feast


I am often bemoaning the lack of good restaurants around my area. Having lived in Epsom now for seven years, things have changed relatively little and if I want to enjoy a really good night of fine food I will simply hop on the train to London. I have no excuse at all though for […]

Christmas with Waitrose

Christmas with Waitrose

Christmas lunch is a once only affair in our house. I love it but have no desire to recreate it on any other day of the year. Apart from now, that is. Waitrose got in touch to see if I would like to try out their new Interactive Meal Planner and maybe a bottle or […]

Spiced Cranberry & Clementine Smoothie

clementine smoothie

I have been experimenting recently with winter smoothies. As the weather turns chilly, I don’t find myself  in the mood for slurping a cool fruity drink. So, I have remedied that by creating a spiced cranberry and clementine smoothie, made using my Froothie, flavoured with cinnamon and vanilla powders. The warmth of the spices blends […]

Kale Roasted Cranberry & Smoked Almond Salad

smoked almond salad

Kale is certainly a vegetable that divides us all. I am certainly in the pro kale camp but I am sure there are many of you out there who are already tuning out because you really do not like kale. I get that it’s leaves are sturdy and therefore take rather more chewing than, say, […]

Smoked Salmon Avocado & Dill Tartine

smoked salmon tartine single

Here is a simple little dish that was inspired by an evening spent enjoying the delights of Norwegian food cooked by Signe Johansen. My smorbrod (Scandinavian style open sandwich) or Tartine (French open sandwich)) as I like to call it, is something that hardly qualifies as a recipe but is more a collection of Scandi […]