Category Archives: Days out

Days out

A trip to York to meet a Masterchef finalist and eat yummy pasta

By far my favourite contestant on last year’s Masterchef was Sara┬áDanesin Medio – the likeable intensive care nurse with a huge passion for Italian cooking. So when I got an invite to travel up to York to her home to … Continue reading

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A pan should be for life

When it comes to buying pans it’s very true that you pay for what you get. If you pick up a pan from the supermarket, it might perform well in the short term, but longevity-wise it’s not going to hit … Continue reading

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Delicious warm salad recipe

Those who know me, understand my passion for Leiths cookery school. It’s where I first got bitten by the bug to shift my career from news to food after doing a summer holiday course back in 2008. Leiths are sticklers … Continue reading

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Getting the most out of leftovers

Some people are quite squeamish about leftovers. They either chuck them out, or leave them festering in the fridge and then chuck them out! My approach is to portion them off and either freeze for another day, or send them … Continue reading

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From coffee drinker to barista… well almost!

Drinking a good cup of coffee is pretty much essential to keep me motoring through motherhood on a daily basis. It’s normally brewed up in my trusty stovetop or grabbed from a local cafe en route for a few laps … Continue reading

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A bit of news…

1. Big up the British! First up I’m very proud to say I’ve been asked to write a blog post for the mighty Netmums to help celebrate British Food Fortnight. You can check out my post and see how I … Continue reading

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Post riot raspberry jam

London life has many bonuses for a young family, but when the riots kicked off on our front door step this week it was truly terrifying. I don’t need to tell you what a battering Ealing took as it was … Continue reading

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