Luminary Bakery

Way back pre-pandemic, one of my fellow Dames d’Escoffier (|LDE) put me in touch with the Luminary Bakery and we talked about organising for me to teach some bread baking masterclasses there. Then – lockdown. The power of cooking During the afore-mentioned lockdown I was on a panel for a Dames’ d’Escoffier webinar on Kitchen…

Chocolatier For A Day

Off to school Much as I love teaching, it’s always fun to be on the other side and learning something new. So I was thrilled when my friend Ros suggested a trip to the wonderful Artisan Bakehouse to try our hands at some chocolate making. It’s a bit of a trek for me to get…

Kitchen in the Lounge

The old After 11 years of talking about it, finally got the kitchen ripped out and started all over again. The old kitchen was very much “fur coat, no knickers” – looked nice enough, but nothing was quite right behind the cupboard doors. It started to go wrong at the housewarming party, when the oven…

Remains of the Day

Waste We don’t like waste round here so I always try to think of creative ways with leftovers. I over bought parsnips for Christmas (one of many festive traditions…) and my brother turned up with apples from their Airbnb hosts. So I made a smooth velvety soup – the sweetness of the apples was perfect…

Burns Night Delights

Early memories I’ve never much cared for haggis. I blame this on the time my mum got a bit excited on a trip to Scotland, bought a haggis and made us all eat it. Even though it burst open in the boiling process. It was runny and soupy as well as being made from all…