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Delicious snacking with Podberry

Today ¬†I’m tasting the lovely new snacks from Podberry. I love peas. I’ve even been known to eat a whole bowlful for dinner, on their own…yes really. So these are the perfect snack for me, made from my favourite vegetable. These crunchy pea snacks from Podberry¬†are made from peas harvested on a third-generation family farm […]

Recipes, Recipes using tomatoes

Capturing the flavours of Spain with my pan con tomato

Today I’m back in the kitchen. Still missing my travels, I’ve found myself making dishes from around the world. And when I was sent a lovely Professional Serrated Peeler from Microplane, I knew I had to make some pan con tomate, one of my absolute favourite dishes I’ve eaten all over Spain. This ultra-sharp stainless […]

Restaurants, Restaurants in London

Saturday brunch at Chotto Matte in Soho

I’ve been going out more and more in London. Watching my beloved city slowly coming back to life makes me happy. And I’m loving the new alfresco restaurant lifestyle that’s unfolded. In Soho the streets that radiate out from Old Compton Street have all been closed to traffic and bars and restaurants have filled them […]

Restaurants, Restaurants in London

My return to Fiume at Battersea Power Station

My most-frequented post-lockdown destination this summer has turned out to be Battersea Power Station. It was one of the first places I went as soon as restaurants opened up again. And then as friends read about my initial visit there, they all suggested going there, too. So, not one to let my friends down, I’ve […]

Restaurants, Restaurants in London

Dining al fresco at Heddon Street Kitchen

Happy days being able to get out and about a bit more. And when the Chancellor introduced Eat Out To Help Out (EOTHO) for the month of August it seemed only right to try and help. So I headed to Heddon Street, one of my favourite secret restaurant enclaves in London. Actually it’s now officially […]

Recipe book review, Recipes

Recipe book: Cooking with Nonna

Today I’m back in the kitchen and I’m transporting you to Italy. Through its food, of course, and delicious dishes from the fabulous book Cooking with Nonna. Italian grandmothers are legendary for their recipes and for passing on their skills and ideas down the generations. My grandmothers and mother were never much into cooking which […]