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

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