Healthy Indian cooking? Oh yes, check out this Hot and Sour Fish Curry by BBC chef Manju Malhi

Hot and Sour Fish Curry Recipe

At this time of year I am always on the lookout for fresh, healthy recipes. I have in particular a love of Indian cookery so when I heard my friend celebrity chef Manju Malhi was releasing a new cookbook called Everyday Healthy Indian Cooking I just had to ask if I could share one of her recipes. It’s not complicated […]

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What’s been voted the best gin in the world for the ultimate gin and tonic? Read on …..

Kyro Gin The Athenaeum

Introducing the awesome Scandinavian gin distillery, Kyro. The Kyro brand recently had a gin tasting at The Athenaeum on Piccadilly which I was more than happy to attend, especially as gin is my preferred spirit. Firstly it should be noted that Kyro gin is not your average gin distillery. They produce rye gin which has a warmer, spicier profile compared […]

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Franco Manca opens in Richmond and it’s a real pizza work!

Franco Manca Richmond

Where Franco Manca 8 Red Lion Street (the old police station) Richmond London TW9 1RW What To Expect Anyone in Richmond will know that until recently 8 Red Lion St used to be home to Richmond Police Station. Having undergone an extensive refurbishment, the walls have been knocked down and the front of the building opened up with huge glass frontage. […]

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A beautiful cake that’s easy to make & sure to impress! Vanilla & Almond Plum Layer Cake with Ricotta Icing

Vanilla nad Almond Plum Cake Recipe

With a whole bunch of new baking shows kicking off this Autumn it’s time to dust off your pinny and get involved. Let’s start with this delicious recipe for Vanilla and Almond Plum Cake, a real crowd-pleaser in MY house! RECIPE 225g unsalted butter, softened 150g golden caster sugar 2 tsp vanilla bean paste 2 medium eggs 220g self-raising flour ½ […]

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Rock & Rose, Richmond – more than just a pretty place!

Rock & Rose Richmond

Where – Rock & Rose 106 – 108 Kew Road Richmond LONDON TW9 2PQ What to expect – Rock & Rose is one of those local restaurants that I have been meaning to go to for a few years but something always comes up, a new opening, a menu launch in the city, life in general, you know how it goes. After all, […]

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Comte Cheese – A Grate Addition to Any Meal – #BetterWithComte Masterclass

Comte cheese recipe

Last week I was invited to a Comte Cheese masterclass in London. I couldn’t say no (especially as it was at the #SaturdayKitchen studios!) plus I love Comte cheese having been introduced to it by fellow foodie Gary a few years back. Unfortunately I arrived too late for the studio bit but just in time to start the lessons. Firstly, let me […]

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Breakfast at Tom’s Kitchen, Chelsea – An egg-cellent start to the day!

Tom's Kitchen Menu

Most of us know Tom’s Kitchen in Chelsea, frequented by the Made In Chelsea cast but more importantly for serving up some very tasty, seasonal food. Situated in a townhouse formerly known as The Blenheim pub, Tom Aiken and his team serve up quintessentially English comfort food favourites in a relaxed, unpretentious setting. Going extra lengths to source quality products and producers Tom’s Kitchen have a great […]

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