Gnocchi and 2 sauces

Gnocchi is comfort food in it’s full glory, and honestly, in times like these, I think we need all the comfort we can get. Now I know that because of the Covid lockdown flour is in short supply (out of everything, whodda thought flour would the hardest thing to come by?) and you can easily […]

The Digger Birthday Cake

When I say Digger Birthday Cake I’m sure anyone with a toddler or a Pinterest account knows what I’m talking about. But for those without either, the digger birthday cake is simply… a birthday cake with diggers on it. Easy. Kids love it cause lets face it anything cake shaped with toys is amazing in […]

Sticky Clementine Cake

I’m fully aware that posting a cake recipe on the 3rd January isn’t gonna entice many people. At this point, if my Twitter timeline is anything to go by, the majority of folk are kick -starting their new year in the “healthy” way. Whether this be juicing, eating avocados (it’s always bloody avocados isn’t it?), […]

Green Minestrone

By definition, minestrone is a thick, Italian , carb-laden, veggie soup. In my eyes, this soup is designed to be insulation against the winter weather. It’s something you ladle into oversized mug, which you wrap your hand around for warmth, while tentatively taking small sips, fogging up your glasses in the process. The fact that […]

Butternut Squash Thai Curry

I’ve inherited this trait from my Gran whereby I struggle to cook small portions. Now on the one hand this means I’m never knowingly under catered, so if anyone was to stop by for dinner unannounced chances are there’d be plenty food for them and/or there is always leftovers to hand in the fridge or freezer. […]

Gooey Rolo Brownies

Contrary to what my Instagram feed will have you believe, I’m no ways a chocolate fiend (its crisps that are my kryptonite). No, that title belongs solely to R. Not only is he a chocolate fiend but he’s also a chocolate snob where only the good stuff will suffice: Lady Godiva, Hotel Chocolat, Charbonnel et […]

Apple and Plum Crumble

When I initially wrote this recipe for Apple & Plum crumble I was curled up under a blanket, the candles were lit, the heating was on full whack, and I was even wearing a wooly hat. The following day when I go to edit this post, I was wearing a maxi dress and sunglasses, sitting […]

How to Make…Fresh Pasta

Ever fancied having a go at making your own pasta? Got a pasta machine buried in the back of the cupboard? Well break it out my friend! I swear, making your own pasta is really not as complicated as it looks. Admittedly, I don’t make my own pasta that often. Most of the time I’m […]

Pork Milanese & Fresh Tomato Tagliatelle

Veal Milanese, or Cotoletta alla Milanese to give its proper Italian name, is up there as one of my top favourite meals. It’s not so much the pasta or the breaded/schnitzell factor but its the veal: I bloomin love it. Granted, veal  has had it’s fare share of controversy and it’s generally grouped with foie gras in […]

White Chocolate Dipped Madeleines

Valentines Day. We have the ones who just ignore it. I don’t mind these guys, they tend to keep themselves to themselves. Then we also have the folks who go nuts over it (namely Americans, or at least, the Americans portrayed in TV and film). And then there are the people who hate it and […]