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…

English Sparkling Wine Tasting at Albury Vineyard

Today I’d been invited by Abel & Cole to visit the beautiful Albury Vineyard nestled in the Surrey Hills.  Albury is a certified organic and biodynamic vineyard and their wines are now available to purchase through Abel & Cole.  That’s right, they don’t only do veggie boxes as I’ve just discovered but they have meat,…

Gratinated Razor Clams with Parmesan & Chorizo

I love finding great local producers and we have just discovered a wonderful seafood supplier down the road from us in Islington, London.  I’d had my heart set on Moules Marinières for a special Anniversary evening with Dan so I sent him off while I was at work to purchase the mussels.  Later that day…

Royal Savoy Hotel, Lausanne, Switzerland

Recently, I spent a beautiful Foodie weekend in Lausanne, Switzerland to experience everything that the area has to offer.  I visited ‘Les Caves Ouvertes‘ (a wine tasting festival) and sampled many of the local wines.  We tried many restaurants, food fairs and generally ate and drank our way around Lausanne.  Our base for the weekend…

Casa do Lago, Quinta do Lago, Algarve, Portugal

Every year we come to the Algarve in Portugal and one of my favourite bits about the holiday is eating in so many fantastic restaurants.  One of our favourites, Casa do Lago in Quinta do Lago has one of those settings that just cant be beaten.  The restaurant is found in the middle of a…