Brickhouse Vineyard

Brickhouse Vineyard

My love affair with English Wines continued when I was lucky enough to visit Brickhouse Vineyard a week or so ago. Brickhouse Vineyard is situated just outside Kenton at Mamhead, about a 20-minute drive from Exeter in the beautiful Devonshire countryside. The views from the vineyard are outstanding and you can even see the seaRead more

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

My week in pictures

Feta and Za’tar Dip

This simple and delicious dip came about when I was sent some Za’tar from Steenbergs Organics. I had some girlfriends coming for an alfresco supper and I wanted to make some dips to go alongside some crunchy vegetables and pita bread. I had purchased some Wootten White feta style cheese from Frome Independant Market andRead more