Marrow, chances are you’ve never heard of it. Belonging to the best possible vegetable group- the squash family- this poor vegetable has got to be one of the most widely disliked vegetables ever known to man (ok, that is a big statement but forgive me, I have had a long day and feel the need to be dramatic). I have no idea […]

Stuffed Marrow


  Tomato salsa, yet another legacy from my waitressing days. Most lunches I would pay for a fillet of salmon and then load up as much free stuff on my plate as I could; rice, salad, soy sauce and great big spoonfulls of tomato salsa! It was the best part of my shift (not counting the going home part), but at the time […]

Tomato Salsa



Curry night in our household is a well rehearsed almost sacred event. We consistently achieve the perfect curry night by following a winning formula- I faithfully return to my trustee beef madras recipe (never actually tastes like madras but whatever it iswe love it) while we tuck in to poppadoms, drink huge Cobra beers and watch Grand Designs on my iPad. If it […]

Beef Rendang


I can just about remember an age when sushi was regarded as an exotic delicacy, reserved for fancy people at fancy parties or very trendy people with equally trendy chopsticks, all very modern and definitely approached with caution. Oh how times have changed, sushi is now a well established staple with people flocking to sushi restaurants in their droves and I […]

Baby Sushi



Easy as pie. Interesting statement, a catchy one at that. I’m pretty sure this expression refers to the ease of eating pie rather than making it. Don’t get me wrong, I love nothing more than to shut myself away in the kitchen with a pinny and a pastry brush hell bent on creating a masterpiece however, when you get that midweek […]

Quick Spinach & Feta Pie


It’s official, Autumn has begun. Google was the first to break the news to me, reaffirmed by the leaf emojis, pumpkins and chunky knits that crept into my Pinterest feed. As I closed the door behind me for my early walk with Sid, I noticed the first scattering of leaves which had succumbed to the crisp Autumn air and it dawned on me, ‘I am […]

Mozzarella & Prosciutto Ciabatta



  So, here we are, my first post… Say hello to one great big tasty beast of a chicken and mushroom pie. The kids are watching ‘The Goonies’, the dog is having a peaceful little nibble of his bedding and Adam is outside fiddling around with bricks. I feel it is time to give this classic pie the air time it […]

Chicken & Mushroom Pie