A little while ago I co-hosted an event with my beautiful friend Gemma from Cabinet Jewellery. I was on foodie duty obviously and Gem was on sparkles!! It was our first collaboration as Tara’s Busy Kitchen and I loved the whole process. The preparation work behind the event was so much fun with photo shootsRead more
I made this cake recently for my stepdads birthday. His birthday is straight after the Christmas and New Year celebrations. I thought it would be nice to have a cake that still felt festive with the gentle warmth of ginger, but wasn’t laden with lots of whipped cream. I spritzed it with some gold edibleRead more
Happy New Year everyone.. I hope you didn’t suffer this morning with a headache! I still can’t believe that it’s 2017 although I think most people are thankful that 2016 is now over. Obviously, Christmas has been the main focus this week.. friends and family descended on Tara’s Busy Kitchen for fun and foodie frolics.Read more
At this time of year I always have an abundance of cheese and I look for non-heavy dishes to create. This recipe has been adapted slightly from Ina Garten, The Barefoot Contessa. One of my foodie heroines. She always has plenty of tasty foodie ideas and is an inspiration in the kitchen. This recipe usesRead more
This hummus recipe is an earthy alternative to the traditional Greek dip. Deliciously festive looking with its strong pinky/red colour. Its great served alongside your other nibbles at a Christmas or New Years party. Serve with some delicious crudités and warm pita bread. Enjoy alongside your favourite tipple!
Firstly can I say a gigantic MERRY CHRISTMAS to you all. Can you believe another year is almost over and 2017 is just one week away? For me this year has totally superseded any expectations and I have grown as a person in many ways. I have made many new friends and I thank theRead more
The last bruschetta recipe in my #organicchristmas series in association with Shillingford Organics. These tasty morsels are perfect with your party drinks over the holidays. Using delicious organic produce, the flavours really shine through.
Pear and blue cheese is always such a fabulous flavour combination. The sweetness of the pears with the cinnamon and nutmeg works so well with the saltiness of the blue cheese. One of my favourite flavour combinations.
This festive pudding is totally vegan but tastes so creamy and decadent. Made with gorgeous “Boozy Christmas” Goupie chocolates that are vegan, gluten free and dairy free. The topping is a blend of avocado and banana with a little maple syrup for sweetness plus cacao for that chocolate hit! A perfect dessert thats quick andRead more
Another simple and delicious recipe that is perfect for entertaining. This time of year we all entertain more than usual. Having a few “go to” party recipes that you can create in a short space of time to go alongside your festive tipple will be a godsend. This recipe uses the most delicious rainbow chardRead more