Base Sauces to Spice Up Cooking

Base sauces and marinades are key in my kitchen. There are three essentials I always have in my fridge/freezer and always made sure I packed for my boys when they went to university. You can make so many different dishes from just these three.. something I’ll be teaching at my future cooking classes.

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Add some spark this Christmas!

Christmas! So many words to describe this momentous season- Magic, festive, glamorous, fashionable, indulgent, luxury, giving, family, surprise, smiles……Which ones apply to you? Food is something that sits at the centre of all celebrations and this is one of my favourites! Who doesn’t love the big day and the lead up?!?

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Shake it up in the Kitchen

Christmas is here! Can’t believe it….Just managed to get time to let you know about my new gadgets. They are ‘my go to’ at the moment. Now they are nothing new in the marketplace but NEW to me and my kitchen.

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Banana Oats & Coffee Smoothie!

Breakfast is the most important part of the day to get a good strong start. Sometimes you just need a quick fix before or after a workout. Breakfast on the go is becoming a thing these days with so much going on in my life but I do make time even if just for a […]

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Diwali Feast

The festival of light! Traditional ceremonies, celebrations, colourful outfits, family feasts, rangoli and lots of light. One of my favourite times of year that I always look forward to. This year I hosted for all the family and it was just like I remember from when I was a child. My dad was a very […]

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Secret to share: My Chakri Recipe

A favourite, patiently waited for by some (you know who you are!), mouth watering, indulgent crunchy savoury snack …. Chakri are a crispy spiral shape Indian rice snack. It’s one of the ‘must have’ Diwali foods that I make over the festive period for my family and friends, who eagerly await their goody bag.

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Rustic Dipped Chocolate & Nut Carrot Halva Truffle Balls

Carrot Halwa Truffle Balls

With Autumn almost gone I’ve been thinking of more hearty desserts to bring that feeling of warmth. I love carrots at this time of year in the approach to Christmas. Using carrots in desserts is great for adding some natural sweetness and moisture. Rich in nutrients with a bright, vibrant colour. Normally you would immediately think Carrot […]

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Budapest

The holidays have just started for me and I’ve not been doing much cooking, instead I’ve been sampling local delicacies and soaking up a little culture. Last week I visited Budapest, a short flight away to Europe and what a stunning place. There is a certain opulence about the city with its grand buildings and […]

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My First Supper Club!

My food journey is finally becoming real. It’s such a great feeling taking that first big step towards your dreams. Saturday night I hosted my first supper club for a fantastic group of people and it was an amazing experience. Call me crazy but it’s like preparing for your wedding day… you’re excited, busy, happy, […]

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A Girl Who Likes to Brunch

Brunch, breakfast/lunch or just another way of saying a long, relaxed and perhaps even boozy meal! But not a lunch, essentially it’s a mix between both. Freshly squeezed juice, Mimosa or a classy glass of prosecco to wash delicious food down…. What is your ideal brunch- sweet or savoury or both? I always want it […]

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