Snowy Road

For fans of Rocky Road and easy baking everywhere, here’s my Christmas version of this luscious treat. Perfect for wrapping up and giving as Xmas gifts, you can make it now and it’ll keep for either a month in the freezer or a week in an airtight container – as long as no-one knows it’s […] Read more »

Chocolate Orange Liqueur

Chocolate Orange Liqueur

So the Christmas season is almost upon us as I write up this recipe and share one of my tastes of Christmas with you. It’s a lovely warming liqueur that you can throw together with mostly things likely to be lurking at the back of your cupboards. Enjoy responsibly – it does have quite a kick to […] Read more »

Lemon and Cauliflower Bake

Lemon and Cauliflower Bake

      If you’re anything like me, then Cauliflower is a bit of a non-event. Too often, it’s mushy and over cooked and the smell of it boiling away in the kitchen doesn’t do its reputation any favours!   Let me introduce you then to my Lemon and Cauliflower Bake.  This is a lovely […] Read more »

Banoffee Pie

Banoffee Pie

      This is my Banoffee Pie – the Easiest Dessert in the World – I promise. There’s no cooking and you can knock one up in under half an hour. It’s great for when time is tight but you need to impress and it’s a firm favourite at our family parties. Have a […] Read more »

Honey and Mustard Dressing

Honey and Mustard Dressing

So here’s another staple recipe to add to your repertoire! It’s based on the classic French vinaigrette, which I learnt to make in France over 25 years ago, so this version has been in our family for quite a while! I love it drizzled over salad leaves, but it also goes fantastically well with strong […] Read more »

Marinated Courgette and Feta Salad

Marinated Courgette and Feta Salad

      This lovely salad can easily be adapted to make stunning vegetarian and meaty starters. It’s a lot simpler to prepare than many similar recipes, which require you to chargrill each piece of courgette individually! I rarely have the time for such fiddly recipes but I do love the flavours here, so here […] Read more »

Sticky Peaches with Vanilla Cream

      A lovely melt in the mouth dessert which takes very little preparation and you can do it all in advance. The flavours are a summery treat and whilst it’s a lower fat dish, it certainly doesn’t taste like one. Hope you enjoy it as much as we do!   Timings: Start to […] Read more »

Gnocchi Tricolori

Gnocchi Tricolori - ready to eat!

      This is one of my favourite Italian dishes because it proves that home cooked food can be fast food. In fact, you can easily make this in less time than it takes to ring for and collect a takeaway. The list of ingredients is pretty short because it relies on flavours which […] Read more »

Party Bites

Party Bites!

These are my favourite combinations of party sandwiches. You can either put them on chunks of baguette that have been sliced in half, as below. Or if you prefer something a little more delicate and hors d’oeuvre-like, you can cut very slim rings of the baguette, lightly toast them and then top them with the […] Read more »

Sparkling Summer Cooler

      This week’s recipe was created for all your parties to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and I believe that it will become a firm favourite for summer events and barbecues for a long time! It’s easy to put together and I have created the cooler in such a way that you can […] Read more »

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