Sicilian Cassata

Sicilian Cassata

The Arabs brought this dessert to Sicily and the name “cassata” is said to come from the Arabic meaning bowl. The dessert was adapted in the sixteenth century by nuns, who were fabulous pastry cooks, from the many convents on the island. I visited Sicily a couple of years ago with my sister Estella onRead more

Homemade Gnocchi With Tomato Sauce

Homemade Gnocchi with Tomato Sauce

Sundays. My one and only true, full day off. Goodness me, how I love them. Waking up knowing that the day is mine to do with as I please. This particular Sunday, after a walk around the quay and a stop off at March for hot chocolate, was dedicated to lunch making. I had friendsRead more

Oat Pancakes with Raspberry Chia Jam

Initially inspired by a conversation with my chum, Serena, whilst talking about our next girls night which happens to fall on Burns Night. Although neither of us is Scottish we do like a theme and any excuse to throw a little celebration. I started thinking about dishes I could cook for supper and then myRead more

Apple and Blackberry Bircher Muesli

Apple and Blackberry Bircher Muesli

With January upon us, it’s time to think forward to fresh starts and this Apple and Blackberry Bircher Muesli is the perfect way to start your day. A hearty yet light breakfast that will fill you up until lunch. If you love oats like me but are fed up with traditional porridge then this couldRead more

“Merry Chia-mas” Kale Salad

“Merry Chia-mas” Kale Salad

If you are anything like me you like to look after yourself. I exercise a lot within my job and like to eat well too. Eating well to me is enjoying a little bit of what I fancy (my regular readers will know I am partial to a slice of cake with my cuppa) butRead more

My week in pictures

Feeling Toasty with Tiggs

What a story there is behind these delicious sauces! The kind of story that sells the product and makes you feel like you are creating a part of the history of Tiggs. The Tiggs brothers, Jacob and Sam would love to take complete credit for these saucy concoctions but really they have their Granny TiggRead more

Good Hemp Mincemeat Crumble Slice

Good Hemp Mincemeat Crumble Slice

My first foray into baking with hemp products from Good Hemp resulted in this rather yummy Mincemeat Crumble Slice. Perfect as a dessert fresh from the oven with a dollop of something creamy on top or cooled with a cup of tea or coffee. The crumbly base is reminiscent of shortbread and the topping likeRead more