Category Archives: Grown up dishes

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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Make ahead dessert: berry fool teacups

Make-ahead desserts are a must in my book – you really don’t want to be fannying around in the kitchen when everyone else is in the middle of eating their main course – you might miss some gossip! Frankly, if … 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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Home-made gift: Rum and raisin marmalade

I know it’s a bit old ladyish, but I LOVE marmalade. I love the sweet and sour tang on my toast of a morning. I’m down to my final jar of last year’s Christmas Marmalade, so I thought I’d make … Continue reading

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Quick supper: Leek, sweetcorn and goats cheese tarts

Smart enough for a dinner party starter but equally at home on a chipped plate for a quick weekend lunch – however you want to set the scene for this tart, it’s super speedy to prepare. The in-laws were mega … Continue reading

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A trio of party canapes

Supper club has come round again – time for my old university friends to gather and catch up on the highs and lows of our lives over dinner. The hosts decide the theme of the meal and then we all … Continue reading

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Guest post: Sausage and apple pastry bites

I’m really chuffed to be guest posting on my good friend Jo’s fabulous website Best Baby Shower this week! Jo asked me to devise a recipe for canapes fit for a babyshower party so after my trip to the Farmers … Continue reading

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