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Movember “Cook like a Man” – Wild Mushroom Cappuccino, Wild Mushroom Croustades

Movember “Cook like a Man” – Wild Mushroom Cappuccino, Wild Mushroom Croustades

“Some men just aren’t supposed to grow facial hair and you’re one of them.” That was the first and last of my tache growing ambitions for Movember last year. “I’m sure there are other ways you can help.”  Luckily for me, and everyone else if you ask a certain someone, […]

Smoked Salmon, Creme Fraiche & Lime Tartlets

Smoked Salmon, Creme Fraiche & Lime Tartlets

It’s hard to imagine a Christmas without smoked salmon. The supermarkets usually start discounting it very early, and I am always delighted to relieve them of as much of it as I can. Not that you’ll need a great deal for this recipe,  because  a little goes a long way […]

Christmas sage white bean & red currant jelly brioche crostini

Christmas canapés – Sage white beans and red currant jelly on brioche crostini

Volunteering to prepare the salmon canapés for Christmas this year, I couldn’t help but think they didn’t look very, er, Christmasy. Which is strange, because it’s hard to imagine Christmas without smoked salmon. Still. These sage white beans & red currant jelly on brioche crostini canapés were the perfect antidote to […]

Dinner at Maze by Gordon Ramsay

Dinner at Maze by Gordon Ramsay

We were at Maze by Gordon Ramsay. for dinner. A thank-you from the media agency that keeps me in star anise, for some work I did on a pitch. Actually, it was a lot of work. White knuckle stress for weeks on end so I was looking forward to a […]

Watercress Pesto

Watercress Pesto

Life is just that much better when you have a jar of pesto in the fridge . Those big flavours and silky textures breathe life so effortlessly & quickly into everything.  For example… How about a dollop stirred through some fresh egg pasta? Stuffed into a chicken breast before roasting […]