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


When I was a student, I lived with four other girls. We bonded the first day we met, over a bottle of cheap Cava while watching Neighbours. Like most students, we developed less than nutritious eating habits, and the staple meal – which featured at least twice a week, if not four times – was pesto pasta. Returning home after a weekend visit to catch up with one of my … Continue reading Pesto…something