pineapple and ginger mint julip

I added a twist to a classic Mint Julip,...more

buttery leeks and cheddar cheese toasted sandwich on sourdough

Slowly braised leeks and sharp mature Cheddar are a fantastic combination of flavours. Toasted to melted perfection on sourdough bread makes an utterly delicious and unusual toasted sandwich. I set about developing this recipe soon using my Breville non-stick frying pan, which can be set to low, allowing the leeks to cook slowly in the […] ...more

zupppa di pesce

I’m a little unsure what to call this. Its much more hearty than a soup, but I don’t like the word stew. My preference is to call it Zuppa di Pesce, but my version is not specifically traditional ....more

gua bao with hoisin and ginger pulled pork

Yes, this is definitely right up there amongst the most tasty and interesting things I’ve made in a while. The pork cooks in a slow cooker for about 9 hours, so virtually no effort is required. It pulls apart into its own completely delicious sweet and spicy sauce ....more

tapas of chickpeas and chorizo with sherry

I think this has to be the tastiest...more

a vegetarian burger with mushrooms roasted in pesto

This succulent roasted mushroom burger is so full of flavour and umami it’s as delicious as a good beef burger to me. With a thick layer of melted mozzarella it will make any meat lover feel utterly satisfied. This is one of my recipes I developed for Pesto Princess using their phenomenal range of fresh […] ...more

red wine chicken casserole with herb dumplings

This is a super easy and tasty ‘coq au vin’ style casserole that cooks slowly until the chicken falls off the bone. The herb dumplings turn it onto a hearty winter dish, but you can leave this out and serve it with mashed potatoes, cous-cous or rice instead. I made this in my new Breville […] ...more

how to make strawberry syrup

I was beyond delighted when Food52...more

paella

My mind has been wandering to paella a lot lately so I’m relieved I finally got to make it. Packed with so many delicious flavours that I love, from the spicy chorizo, smokey paprika to mixed seafood and lemon, it has to be the ultimate one pan wonder of a dish. There are also no […] ...more

pork and zucchini burgers with spring onion and cumin

This fabulous recipe was adapted from Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi’s recipe for turkey and courgette burgers from their book Jerusalem. I have made my own sour cream dip to go with it (inspired by theirs), and I have used pork because this is what I had in my freezer. Also, minced turkey is not […] ...more