Cheese, Chilli & Garlic Tear-and-Share Scones

If you’ve ever met me, there’s a chance I would have tried to force-feed you a home-made scone. Making scones are in retrospect the most Sundayest of things to do, and my freezer is full of different varieties I’ve tried and tested, but these are one of my favourite kind (I have made these without…

Time for Comfort Foods

During these challenging times…. how many times have we seen or heard that now? Or swap ‘challenging’ with unprecedented or unusual. Still, we know, we get it. I sometimes, two months in, continue to have waves of moments where I’m in disbelief, and it takes a little while to comprehend just what is happening across…

Petit Breakfast Ideas

Long lazy breakfasts are my thing, but like so many of us, my thing usually has to wait until the weekend where I have the extra time to actually make breakfast. During the week at work, I often don’t eat until lunch time, and by then I’m a ravenous little goat – hell hath no…

Herby Socca

I have an unpopular opinion confession. I’m not a massive fan of sourdough. There I said it and I feel a big weight being lifted off my shoulders, and if you’re still here, thank you for not closing this page and throwing your phone/desktop out of the window in utter disgust. Sourdough and other bread…

Cookery Class in Mauritius

Think of Mauritius and palm trees, sandy white beaches and crystal clear water all pop into mind. Yep to all of the above, but the food….THE FOOD. For a teeny island the influences and styles are quite phenomenal, ranging from Creole, French, Indian and Chinese. And boy, did I eat. A word of warning however,…

Garlic Scape Focaccia

Have you heard of garlic scapes? I received a box from The Garlic Farm across the water on the Isle of Wight, and started looking into ideas. With so many options to use them (think asparagus with a light garlicky taste), whether in a stir-fry, a soup, or griddled, something about slicing into coins and…

Masterclass on board Britannia with Marco Pierre White

Yep. That’s me and Marco. It was one of those slightly surreal moments in my life, where I walk into a room and Marco Pierre White is there in his chef whites looking busy and cheffy. Being an avid Masterchef Australia fan, where he comes on for ‘Marco Week’, as soon as he walks through…

Review: Lakaz Maman

If you know me, you know I just love breakfast and brunch, so I was super excited to try out breakfast at Lakaz Maman in Southampton. Lakaz Maman, meaning ‘Mum’s House’ does certainly ring true to it’s laid-back and friendly atmosphere. The interiors are vibrant, and it just makes you feel happy being there!