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Lamb and Peanut Stew

Lamb and Peanut Stew

Winter calls for comfort food, foods that warm your cockles and hugs you from the inside. If you follow me on Instagram you’ll know that I have fallen in love with my new pressure cooker. It’s such a great gadget and I have made so […]

Grilled Sweet Corn with Feta, Chilli, Sumac and Yoghurt

Grilled Sweet Corn with Feta, Chilli, Sumac and Yoghurt

Hands up if when you were a child you used to eat corn on the cob like a typewriter cartoon-style? I did, and whilst I may not eat it like this nowadays, I still like to get stuck in with my hands and nibble on […]

Sarson’s Vinegar Factory Tour

Sarson’s Vinegar Factory Tour

No ‘fish and chips’ is complete without a dousing of vinegar. It’s that quintessential condiment that stealthily cuts through the grease of both fish and chips. It’s also great for pickling and marinades and is one of my store cupboard favourites. I have several different […]

Padrón Peppers with Feta Cheese

Padrón Peppers with Feta Cheese

Padron peppers are the Russian Roulette of the pepper world. It is claimed that one in ten of the usually mild pepper are super hot. To be honest I’ve eaten loads and have only ever had a hot one on one or two occasions, so […]

Pressure King Pro Recipe: Aubergine Parmigiana

Pressure King Pro Recipe: Aubergine Parmigiana

I’ve always being wary of pressure cookers. I remember as a child seeing them viciously hissing on the stove at family get togethers. Nearly every Caribbean home owned one. The other day I was talking to friends about pressure cookers and was surprised to find […]

Food I Fancy in…Iceland with Ísey Skyr

Food I Fancy in…Iceland with Ísey Skyr

The Iceland I’m familiar with is the supermarket around the corner on the high street. But much further afield is an Iceland known for its active volcanoes and use of geothermal energy. In June I made the 1148-mile trip to its capital, Reykjavik, for the […]

Jazz Apple Pavlova

Jazz Apple Pavlova

Commissioned Post Crisp, sweet and juicy is what I look for in an eating apple, none of those grainy mushy varieties for me – I’m looking at you Golden (not so) Delicious! The Jazz Apple is a cross between a Braeburn and Royal Gala and fits […]

The Royal Oak, Gastropub – Twickenham

The Royal Oak, Gastropub – Twickenham

Hippo Inns, a restaurant and pub group, add a tenth pub to its portfolio in the form of The Royal Oak in Twickenham. The modern refurbished gastropub is spread over two floors, with upstairs catering for private functions and the ground floor offering a bar, […]