When simplicity and satisfaction collide in the kitchen, sheer joy results. I can’t think of a better example of this than my spinach dip. When I make this recipe for parties, gatherings or just a snack for friends, there is always agreed praise and the desire for the recipe. The truth is, spinach dip is as simple as defrost, decant and dip. Guaranteed to perk … Continue reading Spinach Dip Satisfaction
We call it comfort food for a reason. Sometimes throwing on an old tracksuit and curling up in a nest of blankets in front of the TV with an array of delicious sweet treats is simply a necessity. Just as going out for a fantastic meal with friends when you are feeling a bit blue can lift your spirits higher and higher with every delicious … Continue reading Can Baking Make You Happier?
We all have flavours that instantly transport us to somewhere different. It could be that cardamom takes you straight back to that little bakery in Stockholm or star anise slips you away to the hustle and bustle of Chinatown. For me, no flavour reminds me more of childhood than that of Old Bay seasoning. A Maryland institution, Old Bay is a blend of all different … Continue reading Old Bay Roasted Chicken Recipe
Sugar is a hot topic at the moment. We’ve got Jamie Oliver telling us to give up soft drinks and doctors telling us that fruit juice could kill. Personally, I think it’s all slightly obsessive. I believe in living – whether that means sky-diving from 40,000 feet above ground or really pushing the boat out and having a Kit Kat Chunky after lunch. There are … Continue reading Fig, Honey & Bay Tart Recipe
Personally, I think the title says it all. Salted caramel? Check. Chocolate? Check. Both combined in an oozy, rich, sugary mess. Check, check, check. If you can find any reason to resist making, and subsequently eating, these little sweet beauties, you’re simply not who we thought you were. Follow my simple recipe and I’ll see you on the salty, sweet dark side. Ingredients For the … Continue reading Salted Caramel Chocolate Recipe
Why are people so afraid to cook curries? If you keep a selection of herbs and spices in your store cupboard, the fact is, it’s one of the easier cuisines to prepare. Curry cooking is actually just a case of trial and error. Like things a bit spicier? Throw another chilli in the mix. Prefer sour notes? Well, lime juice is your friend. You don’t … Continue reading Coconut Turmeric Broth With Prawns Recipe
Pizza. It’s just one of those foods, isn’t it? We all love it. Even when we claim we could take or leave it, the truth is, we could never really leave it. From childhood, it’s been one of those constants. Like Friends reruns or “Googling it”, life without pizza would not make much sense. But Dessert Pizza? Oh come on, you tease. Talk about taking … Continue reading Two Dessert Pizza Recipes
Americans will know the phrase, “Beef. It’s what’s for dinner”, the advertising slogan and campaign aimed to promote the benefits of incorporating beef into a healthy diet. Don’t worry, I’m not here to wax lyrically about the health benefits of the cow. I’m just here to tell you how good it can taste. And that you don’t need to go out to a restaurant to have … Continue reading Eat Beef At Home