Chocolate Chestnut Pots

Welcome back and Happy New Year everyone!  I hope you all had a lovely  Christmas full of fun, friends, family and food!  If you’re anything like me you got lots of chocolate for Christmas (just that mine is the 100% cacao kind!)  This Chocolate Chestnut Pots recipe is perfect for using up all that leftover…

Vegan Lentil Shepherds Pie

Happy Veganuary everyone!!  In the spirit of all things Vegan, my friends and I decided to do an entirely Vegan Feast this January.  If you know my friends you’ll know that this was no mean feat!  Dedicated carnivores all of them (I was vegetarian for 16 years and I was the freak of the group!) …

Sailing in Larnaca, Cyprus with Tripadvisor

It’s my friend Liam’s 40th Birthday and to celebrate we’d be spending a few days in Larnaca, Cyprus with a group of friends.  I’ve never been to Cyprus before and although the birthday boy had lots of plans already, I thought it would be a nice idea to hire a boat for us all to…

Christmas Gift Guide for Wine & Spirit Lovers 2018

When I’m not eating and exploring, my other passion is wine.  In fact, I’m happiest when I can combine all three so I love visits to vineyards, wine tastings and trying amazing food and wine abroad.  It’s definitely not a cheap hobby though so gifts are very much appreciated.  I love receiving presents of delicious…

Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide For Travel Lovers 2018

We’re into December now! I don’t know where this year has gone!  Travel is my passion so it’s time to share with you my Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide for Travel Lovers.  Something for every budget and hopefully it will give you a bit of help choosing a gift for anyone who has the travel bug. …

Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide for Foodies 2018 & An Amazing Foodie Giveaway

With Christmas creeping ever closer I thought it was about time to design my Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide for Foodies.  It’s packed full of great gift ideas for the Foodie in your life and there is something for every budget.  From stocking fillers for beginner chefs to more expensive ideas for the Gourmet Masterchef.  If…

Parmigiano Reggiano – Nacho Cups & Cheesy Blinis – Festive Canapés

Parmigiano Reggiano is a delicious, hard cheese, produced in Emilia Romagna, in Northern Italy.  We all know it as Parmesan and I’m thrilled to be partnering with Parmigiano Reggiano to show you two fabulous seasonal canapé recipes that I’ve created with this delicious cheese. The cheese itself is rich, salty and full of flavour and…

Mulled Wine – Refined Sugar Free

At this time of year when there’s a chill in the air you need something warming and what better than a glass of hot, Mulled Wine.  Unfortunately every version I’ve ever seen is full of sugar so if I want it, it’s up to me to make my own!  And luckily this recipe is so…

Lympstone Manor, Devon, UK – My Favourite Trip Ever!

When it comes to travelling I’ve been incredibly lucky! I’ve been all over the world from Scandinavia to the Caribbean, from skiing in the Alps to diving in Australia but my favourite holiday ever runs a little closer to home.  A couple of weeks ago Dan turned up at the door of my office on…

Greek Style Chicken Traybake

I’m off to Larnaca, Cyprus in a few days and thinking about the trip has got me all excited for Greek flavours.  I love feta cheese and olives and all the grilled meats and can’t wait to make my way through all the mezze that Cyprus has to offer.  With that in mind I decided…

The Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire & Wild Carrot Restaurant

This afternoon Dan and I had been invited on a special treat.  We’d been offered a stay at the  Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire including dinner, to try their new menu at the Wild Carrot Restaurant.  The Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire is a restored 18th-century manor set in 500 acres of picturesque grounds.  When you come…

Moules Marinières – Mussels in Garlic & White Wine

Last week I shared with you my Recipe for Gratinated Razor Clams with Chorizo & Parmesan which was the starter dish for my anniversary meal with Dan.  We followed it up with these delicious Moules Marinières as the  main course.  A complete seafood feast! We’ve just discovered a wonderful new seafood supplier near us and…