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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

Easter Pasteria Tart! A Neapolitan classic with style.

NEOPOLITAN EASTER TART – a delicious alternative Easter means one thing in our family home however I’m more than ready anytime or date to enjoy my ultimate and incredibly comforting [...]

By |April 6th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The convenience of a microwave and the ease of the best choc pud!

I seem to have fallen in love with shopping and browsing in our counties numerous and very different vintage and antique shops, much to my husband’s annoyance. I love kitchenalia, [...]

By |March 21st, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

A taste of the simple things! – Fennel bread

The aroma of freshly made coffee or beautifully baked bread, a comforting and inviting aroma that holds our attention in a similar way to a freshly cut lawn or a [...]

By |March 7th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Frugal filled peppers, are they too posh for the south?

Frugal filled peppers, are they too posh for the south?   We are still currently in the depths of a chaotic winter. Will it ever end? I can’t believe how [...]

By |February 16th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments