Category Archives: Recipes

Pao de Queijo and the Beauty of Breakfast Abroad

TweetI never take breakfast at home, merely a couple of black filter coffees at my desk, less if I’m out at meetings, a snack (again when desk bound) if I’m actually famished – not often. However when travelling, as I … Continue reading

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Gypsy Tart with Cachaça Lime Curd

Tweet You either know what Gypsy Tart is, were brought up on it at school and love it, or you really don’t, and are probably faintly alarmed by the idea of this searingly sweet creation that is sweet pastry filled … Continue reading

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Three Cheese, Porchetta, Pink Radicchio, Hazelnut & Truffle Honey Toastie

Tweet Last weekend I suggested B might like to make his own dinner. Knowing I was eating at home too, and he being not often prepared to miss out, the obvious question followed; ‘Why, what are YOU having?’ . His … Continue reading

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N’duja, Goat & Ewe’s Cheese, Truffle Honey & Sage Toastie

Tweet I’ve been to some great restaurants this year and some terrible ones, some fancy and some more basic, but I’m a simple creature at heart and quite often all I really want is something comforting betwixt two slices of … Continue reading

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Of Sprouts and Marzipan.

Tweet Sprouts and marzipan. Both pretty  divisive festive ingredients – I imagine those little sprouts made of marzipan are enough to turn many a stomach while at the same time reducing others to wobble knee’d joy. I bloody love them … Continue reading

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Warmed Figs with Crumbled Roquefort, Red Wine & Black Pepper Syrup & Red Wine Salt

Tweet It’s  a rare day that I actually cook a coherent meal. You know, traditional fare like a roast dinner, meat and veg or pie. No, I’ve adopted an in house dining style that mimics my bar led dining out … Continue reading

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Greengage, Cobnut and Stem Ginger Cake

Tweet Harvest is a word that I associate with the rosy blush of autumn, just the very sound of the word conjors the crisp crunch of tiny British apples and juicy bite of plums. No doubt I’ve been influenced by … Continue reading

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Of Pasta & Figs

TweetI love the transition between Summer and Autumn possibly most of all of any of the other season’s handovers. It’s perhaps no coincidence then that this ephemeral, twilight period is when figs drop auspiciously into shops, causing my heart to … Continue reading

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La Cucina Asellina – Pasta Masterclass & A Brunch Pasta Recipe

Tweet Ever since my trip to Rimini in June this year I’ve been contemplating making pasta. Fully contemplating mind, not actually doing, for it’s remained one of those things that seems specialist, requires niche skills, best left to the experts … Continue reading

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L’anima Cafe, *that* N’duja & A Peach, N’duja & Comte Toastie

TweetI hurriedly made a reservation during L’anima Cafe‘s soft opening around a month ago, if I’m honest on the merit of just a couple of items that had been brought to my attention via social media. It’s often the way. … Continue reading

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