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Marjoram cavatelli pasta with pan-fried summer tomatoes & pine-nuts

Freshly handmade summer pasta is on the menu. When tomatoes are aromatic and bursting with flavour I love to use them not only eaten freshly from the greenhouse vine but [...]

By |August 2nd, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Who inspires you to cook?

This week I wanted to start off by asking you a question if I may? ‘Who inspires you to cook and create in the kitchen’? Do you cook because you [...]

By |August 2nd, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Southern Italian Family Cooking by Carmela Sophia Sereno

‘Southern Italian Family Cooking’ Cucina Povera - Family cooking from the heart of southern Italy from Carmela Sereno Hayes ‘Southern Italian Family Cooking’ is not just a cook book, it’s [...]

By |July 24th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Summer apple rings – Delicious anytime of the day.

  I am just loving this Mediterranean weather even though I spend most of the time perched under a parasol *redhead, however long may it continue? I say this of [...]

By |July 11th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Pasta lamination – The process of pimping pasta!

Herbs and edible flowers.  How I just love to embrace the change in my herb garden through the four seasons. At the moment my garden is in full bloom and [...]

By |July 2nd, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Hedgerow foraging & pesto By Carmela Sereno Hayes

The meaning of ‘Tradition’ – The handing down of a belief, information, legend or custom from generation to generation.  I simply adore food related traditions as I believe most of [...]

By |June 18th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Chickpea balls ……..

Chickpea balls – speedy, meat free and totally scrumptious. I love a meatball or 10 but whenever I think of meatballs it always reminds me of that one time I [...]

By |June 4th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments


If I closed my eyes tightly and clicked my heels three times I could almost smell the aroma………   Growing up, tiramisu was always made by my mum and aunties [...]

By |June 4th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Murray’s – Fine dining at Whittlebury Hall

Murray’s – Fine dining at Whittlebury Hall I haven’t visited Whittlebury Hall for a few years now and in all honesty I’m not sure why! Time always seems to be [...]

By |April 20th, 2018|fine dining|0 Comments

Ready, steady, spaghetti……

Easy , peasy , spaghetti It seems that every day our lives are always rushed, hurried and under far too much pressure. We seem to be running from one meeting [...]

By |April 19th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments