The Best Beef bourguignon

 The Best Beef bourguignon A delicious and rustic French classic! Red wine, brandy, pancetta, shallots, mushrooms and herbs, what a wonderful combination for beef! Serves 4 Prep time:  15 minutes Cooking time: 2 hours 30 minutes Ingredients 2 tbsp plain flour salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 kg shin of beef, cut into large […]

Tomato, Thyme, Caramelised Onion & Goat’s Cheese Pearl Tart

Tomato, Thyme, Caramelised Onion & Goat’s Cheese Pearl Tart This is a brilliant recipe, which once you’ve made, I guarantee you will go on making because it’s just about the easiest and most tasty summer recipe. Delamere Dairy’s Goats Cheese Pearls are deliciously creamy and make this recipe! Serves 4-6 Prep […]

Strawberry Margarita Granita

Strawberry Margarita Granita A frozen cocktail for dessert… this is so delicious and a very refreshing end to a meal.  It contains as much alcohol as you’d expect to find in a cocktail, so be careful! Serves 4 Prep time:   15 minutes Freezing time: 3 hours Ingredients 50g caster sugar 400g strawberries […]

Interview with Jim Kempton author of First We Surf, The We Eat

There are many parallels between surfing and cooking starting with the fact that both can be an adrenaline rush. But has there ever been a surfer’s cookbook? That was the question I asked Jim Kempton, a jourmalist, chef, restaurater and surfer. Kempton is the author of First We Surf, Then […]

Spicy Italian Sausage & Kidney Bean Soup Recipe

I’m not big on most convenience foods, but I am a fan of sausages. I always keep a package or two in the freezer. They are quick to cook and combined with a few other ingredients they can take the leading role in soup, stew, casseroles or pasta dishes. I’ve […]


Cinnamon Twist Ring made with my sourdough starter, Douglas My teen-bae requested cinnamon rolls…but the only problem is I don’t want to use commercial yeasts.  I want to employ Douglas, my sourdough starter!  She’s always complaining about the “sour” flavour and how she wants me to bake like I used […]


Curry Beef Brisket. I’m sticking my neck out here on this one.  I do think this is the best Curried Beef Brisket in Metro.    Rating:  6/6 All around the restaurant, patrons have this dish on their table.  You have to try it to believe me.  The curry has a coconut […]

Spaghetti with Mussels, Tomato Sauce & Pesto

Spaghetti with Mussels, Tomato Sauce & Pesto This pasta dish is absolutely delicious, the mussels, tomato sauce and pesto compliment this dish perfectly. Serves 4 Prep time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 20 minutes Ingredients For the pesto 60g fresh basil leaves 50g pine nuts, toasted 50g parmesan, grated 1 clove of garlic, […]

Summer Sausage – Winter Isn’t Coming

Traditionally, summer sausage is made, and cured in the winter, so that it’s ready to enjoy during the summer, but unless you have some sort of time machine, we’re going to have to settle on this easy, and much faster, shortcut method. Despite only taking a few days, this really […]


My girl’s 6 and here’s the cupcakes I’ve made for her bday party! Chocolate Quinoa Cupcake recipe:  I adapted by using coconut oil (melted) and all you need to do is dump all the ingredients in your food processor.  I used my VitaMix So she’s 6!  6 is groovy. She’s […]

The Best Chicken Tikka Masala Recipe

The Best Chicken Tikka Masala A great British favorite!  If you love curry you will absolutely adore this dish! Serves 4 Prep time:  10 minutes (plus 24 hours marinating) Cooking time: 20-25 minutes Ingredients For the Tikka Masala 2 tsp ground coriander 1 tsp smoked paprika 1 tsp ground cumin […]