Cinnamon Raisin Bread

This Cinnamon Raisin Bread recipe reminds me of Sunday afternoons in front of the fire when you’ve had a big roast lunch and you just want something small for your tea.  I got the inspiration for this recipe from my Grain-Free Bread.  It’s one of my favourite recipes and I’d been thinking about doing a sweet…

Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Not only are these Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies insanely delicious – they’re actually healthy too!  Thought you’d never hear such a thing?  Well these cookies are free from gluten, grains and refined-sugar and contain only wholesome natural ingredients, so there’s no excuse not to treat yourself to one (or a few) every now and again….

The Most Authentic, Traditional & Best Restaurants in Madrid

Madrid is such a gastronomic city with a huge tradition of cooking and eating, and the Madrilenos really know how to enjoy their food.  The best restaurants in Madrid that I have visited are the authentic Spanish ones with long histories attached to them.  They’ve managed, because of their long-standing reputations, not to have to…

Grain Free Sandwich Bread

Grain Free Sandwich Bread that’s also Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Sugar-Free, Paleo and SCD Legal! Ahhhh Bread! My favourite food in the world and the thing I miss most of all.  There is nothing better than a big slab of granary toast with butter, or a crusty baguette dipped in olive oil, or a gooey Focaccia or…

Slow Cooker Duck Confit & Pomegranate Molasses

Whenever I go to a French Restaurant for dinner I often choose the Duck Confit as a main dish.  It always tastes so decadent, I love the melt in your mouth meat and the crispy skin but it seemed like a tough dish to cook.  I did a bit of research online and in my…

The Best Food Markets in Madrid

One of my favourite things to do when I travel is to check out the local food markets.  I love just wandering around, seeing what the locals eat and buy, trying a few things, maybe buying some lunch for a picnic and just generally enjoying the atmosphere.  I’m in heaven in Madrid as there’s so…

Casa Paco, La Latina, Madrid

A traditional Spanish Restaurant where the House Speciality is Steak cooked on a hot plate at your table! I took Dan to Casa Paco for Date Night on our last trip to Madrid as it’s his Dad’s favourite restaurant and he’s been raving about its steak for a long time.  It’s a traditional looking restaurant in…

Segovia – A Day Trip from Madrid

Having been to Madrid many times before and seen all the sights, we decided to use one of our days this time to go on a day trip.  We had a few options, Toledo perhaps, or El Escorial, but the princess in me wanted to see the Alcazar castle in Segovia so we decided to…

Chicken & Chorizo Stew with Rioja, Spanish Style

Firstly I’d just like to wish everyone a HAPPY NEW YEAR!  I hope 2017 brings you all health, happiness and prosperity and that you and your loved ones have had fun celebrating the festive season.  We spent our New Years in Madrid (more about that in another blog post), but with memories of Spain fresh in…

Winter Wonderland in London’s Hyde Park

Towards the end of November, Hyde Park ceases to be a peaceful haven of tranquility for walkers, joggers and cyclists and turns into the madness that is the Winter Wonderland.  Neon lights, fairground rides and attractions as far as the eye can see and we had decided to throw ourselves into the middle of it…

Roast Rib Of Beef

It was Sunday Lunch at my parents’ house, and for my dad’s birthday and we’d bought an absolutely beautiful piece of meat from our local farmshop.   My favourite roast is Roast Rib of Beef so we went all out and bought this beauty!I love shopping in local stores rather than the supermarkets as you…

Sugar Shack at the Jackdaw & Star – Homerton, London

Last night Dan and I decided to try the restaurant run by the Celebrity TV Chef Andi Oliver and her business partner Kelly.  Andi is a regular face on Saturday Kitchen and is taking over from Pru Leith as the host of the Great British Menu in the next series so I’m sure she will be…