Pumpkin stew

Using up your leftovers

Leftovers…Stops wasting them… Did you know that in the U.K we throw away over 7 million tonnes of food from our homes each year… yes, that’s right, 7 million tonnes… the equivalent of £12.5 billion pounds each year! Food waste makes me very sad. You just have to think of all the energy that has…

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Yotam Ottolenghi

My new food obsession…

My New food obsession…Yotam Ottolenghi, finally I can drool over your recipes to my hearts content. If you have not heard of him I imagine you have been living under a stone for the past few years. Everywhere I look, there he is, from television series and newspaper columns, restaurants and mouth watering recipe books….

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A different kind of wedding

A different Kind of wedding..Last Friday I catered for a wonderful wedding. The bride had seen my pies and they inspired her to get in touch with me and demand (in the nicest possible way) that she have them at her wedding. (If you have’t seen pictures of my pies, then take a look here and…

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Fish, chips and the smell of the sea

I grew up in sunny Southport and I often reminisce about warm summer evenings watching the sun go down over the vast expanse of the beach with a belly full of food and an ice cream in hand. Last weeks crazy heatwave had my mind made up, I was going to the seaside for some…

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Menus from Taste The Love

Eating my way around the world, all in one field

If you have never been to a festival. GO! Not only is there a plethora of wonderful things for you to listen to and look at, there is also (on the whole) amazing food for you to tickle your taste buds with. Glastonbury is one truly magical and amazing place. The shear scale of it…

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sunshine picnic

Food tastes better in the sunshine

Recently i was asked to create a picnic for 40 adults with a few children thrown in for good measure. I was excited. Remember I live in Manchester…Not know for being the sunniest of climates. Whilst brainstorming for the event it got me thinking about the “Great British Picnic”. You know what it’s like. That…

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taste testing pies

What’s new?

As I have stated in some of my earlier blogs, “blogging” is a whole new terrain for me and something that does not come natural, and, as such, I have been pretty silent on the blog front for a while. This is partly to do with trying to get my head around the Twittersphere (which…

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Eat More Ginger

My dad used to say that if a dish was lacking a little “je ne sais quoi” you just needed to “add a little ginger”… it was a phrase that was often heard in our kitchen as a child. And you know what, he was right! It can be used in sweet or savoury dishes and…

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Why I am mad about Kale

Kale.. Oh wonderful Kale. I think I might be a little in love with it. Like spinach, broccoli and cabbage you just feel so good eating it. It is so delicious and versatile. Don’t be scared of it, add it to everything… You can steam it You can boil it You can braise it You…

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Sunday Club

The first rule of Sunday club is always do Sunday club! My friends and I have a Sunday Club as often as we can, all taking it in turns to cook. The thing I love about Sunday Club is that how ever delicate you feel and however hard leaving the house feels when it is…

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