Roasted Sea Bass and Asparagus

Every year at around the same time I catch asparagus fever. Into season it comes and onto my plate it lands. And lands, and lands. Despite eating it what seems like constantly throughout the season I never tire of it.…

Ham, Egg and Pea Shoot Salad

Spring is such an inspiring time of year. With the (hopefully) warmer weather and all the new growth it’s as though a new lease of life is breathed into everything, and for anyone interested in food this time of year…

Easter Cake Bake 2009

Pat a cake pat a cake baker’s manBake me a cake as fast as you can! For the third year running I’m very pleased to open up the ‘Easter Cake Bake’; the competition that invites you to bake a cake…

A Glorious Goose for New Year’s Day

On New Year’s Day I finally fulfilled a long-held culinary desire: to roast a goose over the festive period. Every year when I watch ‘A Christmas Carol’ or read another wonderful sounding recipe for goose I think I’d love to…

Bonfire Feast

Yesterday afternoon our parents, my cousin, his wife and their little daughter Hannah (our gorgeous god-daughter) came over to have dinner with us and then watch a firework display. My cousin’s wife had suggested that she and I make a…

One Last Summer Fling

Well my friends, the nights are drawing in and the mornings are chillier; summer has its back turned and is on its way home. As a final farewell I made a summery crumble tonight with one of the last punnets…

Pea and Pancetta Risotto

I was very encouraged by how you enjoyed my last video – thank you for all your lovely comments and emails – so I felt brave enough to do another one; in the kitchen this time! Unfortunately this hasn’t come…

Think English Summer, Think Pimm’s

After the snow in April we now have a heat wave in early May. It’s all very bizarre but I’m not complaining. For a start I’m enjoying lunching in the garden, slathered in sun cream; wearing sandles and strappy tops;…

Courgette, Mint and Buffalo Mozzarella Salad

The lone courgette that I’d retrieved from the back of the fridge lay on the chopping board for some time this lunchtime before I finally decided what to make with it. I was determined that it wouldn’t end up in…