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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...

A visit to East Lothian

East Lothian is one of the finest places to visit in Scotland. Officially the sunniest place in Scotland, and just half an hour outside of Edinburgh, you’ll find spectacular countryside, golden, sandy beaches with 40 miles of beautiful...Read more...

Love your Lunchbox

  I am not alone in my belief in the importance of a good lunch. A good lunch can lift your spirits, perk up a bad day and provide you with the nourishment you need for a productive afternoon. That said, it can be difficult when you are...Read more...

Cauliflower pizza with roasted tomato sauce

  I’ve seen a lot of talk about cauliflower pizzas for some time now. As I cook a lot of gluten free food at home, I thought it would be a great thing to try. I had a brief glance at a couple of recipes online, and decided to make my own...Read more...

Tabbouleh Salad

Tabbouleh Salad Serves 2 Ingredients 25g bulgur wheat 2 large, ripe vine tomatoes 4 tbsp flat leaf parsley, chopped 4 tbsp fresh mint leaves, chopped 1 small red onion, finely chopped 2-3 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice 2-3 tbsp extra virgin...Read more...

Ballymaloe Biscuits

These biscuits have been inspired by a trip to Ballymaloe country house hotel in Ireland. They are made using Macroom oatmeal, which is produced in the town of Macroom in County Cork in Southern Ireland. They are simple, crunchy biscuits but are...Read more...

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