Wild Garlic Butter

Sometimes it’s the simplest of things in life that bring the most joy & the same can be said of everything that comes out the kitchen. Good food doesn’t have to be complicated, take hours to make or even look particularly appealing, so long as it tastes good. One such simple treat that comes out …

Wild Garlic Loaf

Ever since I can remember, I have loved garlic bread (who doesn’t?!). Shamefully though in my youth, I refer to the mass produced, butter drenched, garlic baguettes of the supermarket. Ready-made garlic bread is often made with margarine, stuffed full of unpronounceable preservatives & throw in some chopped, flavourless parsley purely for aesthetics. Garlic is …

Wild Garlic & Cheese Pasties

It’s that time of year where everything that comes out of my kitchen has a tinge or side of green & everything smells like garlic (breath included). We’re in one of my favourite times of the year, wild garlic season. I love the flavour of these pungent leaves so much, so I do tend to …

Wild Garlic Pesto

Spring has sprung & the bluebells are out… that can only mean one thing, it’s time to dust off your foraging hat & get outdoors. Granted that’s a little easier said than done this year due to Covid but nonetheless, we can each get out & about for short little foraging walk each day & …

Blood Orange & Ricotta Cheesecake

I’m sure I don’t need to tell you about the joys of a good cheesecake… it’s super simple to throw together, it can be made well in advance, it feeds a crowd & it’s a real crowd pleaser of a dessert. Be it baked, chilled, or crustless, who can resist a bit of cheesecake? But …

Easter Trifle

Pasg hapus pawb! Happy Easter everyone! Easter is one of those beautiful celebrations throughout the year that is surrounded by delicious food, a time where indulgence is key & showstopping cakes or desserts a must (or at least it is in my kitchen anyway!). But, as with any celebration it can come with a little …

Colomba Di Pasqua

Happy Good Friday folks! Where there’s a food associated tradition, I am here for it, particularly when it hails from one of my favourite places (you know, apart from Wales), Italy. Let me introduce you to Colomba Di Pasqua, or ‘Easter dove’. A traditional Easter treat all across Italy, this seasonal treat is the equivalent …

Chocolate Easter ‘Fried’ Eggs

Have you ever tried making your own Easter eggs? Tempering the chocolate to the correct temperature & consistency, meticulously lining & cooling the chocolate in their moulds, very (& I mean very) carefully un-moulidng & finally praying & hoping as you stick both sides of the egg together. I used to make them for family …

White Chocolate Easter Cake

Happy Easter!! It’s that time of year again when we over indulge, begin to lose layers of clothing, celebrate long weekends with copious amounts of alcohol & all become chocoholics. Isn’t it great?! I am one who is guilty of all of the above. I begin to reluctantly lose layers of clothing as I fool …

Wholemeal Hot Cross Buns

We all like big buns (no pun intended) but no more so than at Easter time. Whilst hot cross buns unashamedly make their appearance shortly after Christmas in most supermarkets, their origin lies entirely in the spring time when they are traditionally eaten on Good Friday to mark the end of Lent. This doesn’t stop …