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An easy, delicious Christmas

At this time of year, I’m always looking for ways to make life easier. One of my fail-safe ways to save time at Christmas and to introduce a little joy into food shopping, is to do it online. I’m always looking to track down the best ingredients...Read more...

Magical Muscat

Muscat is a seriously hot destination at the moment, and I’m not just talking about the weather. Following Prince Harry’s recent visit to the beautiful capital of the Sultanate of Oman, this coastal city has never been such a popular place to...Read more...

A foodie minibreak to Belfast

I’ve just returned from a whirlwind visit to Belfast to check out the up and coming food scene in Northern Ireland. After 48 hours in Northern Ireland, I left very reluctantly. It is no exaggeration to tell you that I was completely bowled...Read more...

Downtown Dubai

Downtown Dubai is arguably the most exciting part of town for anyone visiting this astonishing emirate. This area of Dubai has become the hub of the city for anyone interested in visiting the world’s top restaurants, art galleries, and of...Read more...

A trip to Tuscany

You don’t need me to tell you that Italy is one of the great culinary destinations in the world, but it is worth reiterating that there isn’t really such a thing as Italian food. Italy is a country made up of geographically diverse regions and...Read more...

A sourdough class with Vanessa Kimbell

I am slightly obsessed with sourdough bread at the moment. The fact that it is just a combination of flour, water and salt is something that continues to amaze me. Personally speaking, I am on a quest to eat more natural food – I know I’m not...Read more...

Cruising the Mediterranean

I hadn’t really made up my mind about cruise holidays until recently. Having never experienced a cruise before, I wondered if I’d like the experience of being on a ship, and more importantly, what would the food be like? So, last...Read more...

Meeting Jo Wheatley, 2011 winner of the Great British Bake Off

Back in 2011, Essex-based mum of three won Series Two of the Great British Bake Off, a series in which Jo wowed the nation with her baking skills. Judge Mary Berry even described her cupcakes as ‘sublime’. It’s fair to say life, post GBBO, has...Read more...

Exploring Edinburgh

Edinburgh. The capital of Scotland. Named the ‘Athens of the North’ crediting its exquisite architecture and breathtaking surroundings, and famed for so many things. Fans of Harry Potter, Inspector Rebus, art, design, history, comedy, food and...Read more...

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