If you Can’t Stand the Heat…

Wow, what a scorcher it was last week! Temperatures hit the 30s, official health warnings were issued due to the heatwave and the UK was declared hotter than the Mediterranean. It was fabulous at the weekends and even the brief shower we had on my birthday barbecue didn’t spoil things: we just made a dash for the house carrying plates of food and cutlery while a few of the boys picked up the garden parasol and brought it over the barbecue to shelter under while they finished cooking the sausages. Us Brits have become experts at dealing with rainy barbecues; you have to in this climate.

Morning

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How to make an Omelette

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First Day at the First Ever British Food Bloggers Stall

Thanks to MsMarmiteLover for the photo. After weeks of preparation the first UKFBA stall was unveiled last Thursday and it was a huge success. Chris Drefus, from the blog ‘More Tea, Vicar?’ bravely volunteered to take the first slot, offering…

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…

Blog Talk and Mojitos

Earlier in the week I spent a very enjoyable evening with the lovely Walid and Laura from Trusted Places. They are doing a series of great interviews on the Trusted Places blog and had asked if they could interview me.…