Whipped feta dip

I had one of the tastiest brunches last weekend, made all the more delicious by an incredible eye-opening dip. I know, who thought a dip could be classed as so? Trust me on this. This plate was full of all things I love, looked incredible and tasted utterly divine. The ingredients were simple; feta cheese, peaches and dukkah. I’m new to this last ingredient, and … Continue reading Whipped feta dip

Seasonal Sardinia

I’m currently lying in the Sardinian sun, on an incredible beach in the North West of this beautiful island, but there’s something occupying my thoughts. It’s not the gentle sound of the waves, the soft melodic taps of bat and ball games, nor the lyrical chatter of Italian children playing in the sand. It’s the prospect of my lunch. A salad of mozzarella, juicy ripe … Continue reading Seasonal Sardinia

A taste of summer

I was incredibly fortunate to visit Raymond Blanc’s outstanding two Michelin starred Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, in Oxford recently. Not only did I get to sample some of the most exquisite flavours during the five-course taster menu over lunch, but was also taken on a tour of the breathtakingly beautiful kitchen garden. Strolling through the lavender walkway humming with bees busy at work, which led … Continue reading A taste of summer

Ribbons & gems

There’s no way you could possibly not want to dive into this plate of prettiness. I mean seriously, look at those purple and orange carrot ribbons of vibrant colour, gems of pomegranate juiciness, soft fluffy white clouds of goats cheese, and fresh crisp green peppery watercress. Tell me you’re not salivating. And I haven’t even mentioned the apple cider, maple and Dijon dressing drizzled over the top. I’d probably insert … Continue reading Ribbons & gems

“Good Cooker” Nut roast

When I was four my mum asked me why I loved her. “Because you’re a good cooker,” was my simple response. And it’s true. She is good. Exceptionally good. The best in-fact. I’ve learnt so much from her. Some of my earliest memories are of helping her to bake fairy cakes, teetering on tip-toes on a stool in order to reach the kitchen counter top, stirring, whisking and, … Continue reading “Good Cooker” Nut roast