My recipe for Tiramisu is legendary amongst my friends as it’s one that’s definitely not for children! It’s also my Dad’s favourite (quite a compliment from a man who doesn’t really ‘do’ puddings!) and easily doubled for parties. Timings: Start to finish: 7 hours+. This includes a maximum of 1 hour’s preparation and a […] Read more »

Ultimate Scrambled Eggs

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Serves 2 but easily multiplied up This is the ultimate in both fast food and luxurious comfort food. It takes just 10 minutes and is cooked in our house most weekends. Timings: Start to finish: 10 mins Ingredients: 5 large free range eggs A knob of butter equivalent to about 20g or ½ cm sliced […] Read more »

Bake-me-in-the-oven Mediterranean Risotto

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Serves 4 I love risotto but I have to say that I don’t love standing next to the stove for half an hour stirring the stock in a spoonful at a time. My one-pot version of this classic cuts out all the fuss and I’m sure you’ll love its creamy taste. It’s a real family […] Read more »

Luxury Smoked Salmon Pâté


This recipe for smoked salmon pâté is equally delicious served at a posh dinner party or as a lunchtime treat on granary bread. It’s very quick to make and far better than any shop bought versions. Timings: Start to finish: 20 mins maximum Ingredients: 1x 250g Mascarpone cheese Juice of half a lemon 2 x […] Read more »

Pasta Genovese

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Serves 6 (or will stretch further if served with garlic bread and salad) This is a great vegetarian midweek meal that doubles up as scrummy lunchbox leftovers. Timings: Start to finish: 30 minutes Ingredients: 14oz / 400g pasta – penne or fusilli work best with this recipe. 1lb / 455g baby new potatoes 7oz /200g […] Read more »