Category: Recipes


Dishes with the finest carrot julienne: the Microplane Gourmet Series

Today I’m back in the kitchen trying out my fabulous new Microplane Gourmet Series Fine Julienne Slicer. With its ultra sharp, stainless steel blade you’re guaranteed matchstick slices of carrot, courgette, cucumber, pretty much any vegetable you would desire. It’s certainly perfect for preparing ultra-thin, delicate carrots. Today I made a tasty carrot sambol chosen […]


My travels through cooking: A Sri Lankan feast

Today I’m continuing on my virtual lockdown travels in my kitchen – cooking the delightful food of Sri Lanka. I’m trying out some dishes from Sri Lanka: The Cookbook by husband and wife team Prakash Sivanathum and Niranjala Ellawala. I visited Sri Lanka in 2016 and totally fell in love with the country. It’s a […]

I recommend, Recipes

Time for tea and healthy living with THEENK TEA

I love my tea. In many shapes and forms. From that first awakening mug of English breakfast in the morning to herbal flavours and the fabulous spicy teas of India. My cupboard is packed with tea opportunities. So I’m delighted to be trying the new tea program from THEENK TEA. Yes, a whole program! This […]


It’s jamming time with Rosie Makes Jam

So today I’m making jam. One thing’s for sure, lockdown has got me trying things I’ve never done before. In my mind, jam making was a complicated matter – I couldn’t have been more wrong. Especially when you’ve got a jam-making kit from RosieMakesJam. These magical boxes of goodies contain everything you need to create […]

Recipe book review, Recipes

Recipe book review: Carpathia: Food from the heart of Romania

Clearly travel is impossible in these times of Corona. As much as I miss it, including all the planning – one of my favourite ways to spend a rainy day – I’ve come to terms that I’m not going anywhere. Not any time soon anyway, and probably not for the duration of 2020. Only one […]

Drinks, Recipes

Celebrating summertime with Finders

We’ve been having such glorious weather in London, it almost seems like I’m on holiday…even though we’re still in semi-lockdown. The perfect excuse to spend time in the garden creating new cocktails and in this case, alcoholic iced lollies, using the fabulous spirits range from Finders. Now doesn’t that sound good? Created by Yorkshire-based Sloemotion […]