Thursday, 16 October 2014

Mushroom and Yorkshire Ale Pie

What could be better this weekend than a hearty pie filled with meaty mushrooms and malty ale, topped with the most golden of pastry lids.... 

Sunday, 12 October 2014

Rosemary and Olive Bread

I love the romance of baking bread. The mixing, kneading, proving and waiting is all worth it for the freshly-baked aroma of a rustic loaf.  I've tried many bread recipes, many of which take too long and I firmly believe that there's more to life than standing by the oven! 

Monday, 29 September 2014

Fig, Maple and Cinnamon Compote with oats and yoghurt

There's something cosy about having breakfast in the early Autumn weeks. When it's cold and crisp outdoors it's comforting prepare a warming breakfast to set you up for the day ahead. 

Figs are beautifully in season; with an earthy, sweet taste that pairs beautifully with maple syrup and cinnamon.

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Raspberry, Blueberry and Rose Crumble

Is there anything better than a hot, fruity pudding with a crisp and crumbly topping? That's a rhetorical question, of course. We know there's nothing quite like it. 

I am in the midst of a love affair with floral flavours, especially rose. The natural sweetness and romantic fragrance is the perfect flavour match to sharp raspberries and plump blueberries. 

Monday, 22 September 2014

Fragrant Coconut and Sweet Potato Soup

During Autumn, I love to whip up delicious soups that pack a flavour punch. Even a look into this bowl says 'Autumn' with the rich golden-orange colour and chilli-red flecks.

Fragrant coriander and ginger are the perfect flavour partners to creamy coconut milk and sweet potatoes, brought together with a kick of chilli and fresh lime juice. What could be better after a long walk through the crisp Autumnal leaves?