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A little nostalgia from school day dinners!

Who remembers chocolate toothpaste or should I say does anyone remember this teeth cloying dessert that I still think of with a beaming smile? I grew up in Bedford known [...]

By |January 28th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Whipped Milk Polenta…….

Polenta   If I excitedly mutter the words polenta the response I normally receive is a grunt of utter disappointment and dread! This saddens me desperately because polenta is not [...]

By |December 28th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Pizza dough… tear, fold and enjoy! #FilippoBerio

Tear and fold, that’s the only way!! When I say let’s have pizza for dinner tonight you’ll most certainly hear my children cheer with excitement and relish at the very [...]

By |November 26th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Jam cushions…

  I’m already missing the Great British Bake Off. The programme always spurs us on to cook, bake and most certainly eat more whilst gaining a few extra pounds. That [...]

By |November 20th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Spinach spätzle sparrows with a taleggio drizzle

Spinach spätzle sparrows with a taleggio drizzle Inspiration can be found all around us. Be it in a book, a simple conversation, a dish we’ve eaten, an aroma, a change [...]

By |October 15th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Savoiardi biscuit

To dip or not to dip that is the question? As the ‘Great British Bake Off’ frenzy has hit our hungry nation again I thought it was only apt to [...]

By |October 14th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Tomato corzetti pasta … From master craftsman to pastaia!

  Corzetti pasta becomes edible art! I was never much of an artist at school and in all honesty my drawing is still as basic as an excitable 4 year [...]

By |September 29th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Lemon & strawberry tiramisu….

When I say tonight’s dessert or pudding is tiramisu some diners have a wonderful smile and a zest of anticipation and excitement on their faces whilst the remaining few fall [...]

By |August 25th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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