When I title this recipe my best-ever Bolognese Sauce, I mean it! Taking only slightly more effort than usual, this slow-cooked staple makes a comforting winter dinner that is delicious over pasta. Just don’t forget the Parmesan. A note on protein – I realise this isn’t the first ragu-ish recipe to grace my blog but … Continue Reading

A French breakfast favourite that translates to baked eggs, Oeufs en Cocotte is a comfortingly simple recipe that can be customised to suit every taste. While serrano ham, smoked trout and oozy Camembert have been used here, oeufs en cocotte is delicious with anything from grilled mushrooms to spinach, roasted tomatoes, prosciutto or grated Cheddar. … Continue Reading

Better, best, butter! By far my favourite fat, butter features in most of my recipes – like this one for Prawn & Feta Spanakopita. A twist on the Greek favourite from my cookbook, this recipe adds plump prawns over and above the classic combination of spinach and creamy crumbly feta. Delicate phyllo pastry is thoroughly basted … Continue Reading

I’ve spent this slow, rainy weekend languidly preparing jars of zesty ClemenGold marmalade from scratch. Using a hint of lemon to counter the sweetness and a few bay leaves for aromatic appeal, the scent of simmering marmalade fills the house with it’s citrusy perfume and I take pleasure in the steadiness of each step – from fruit … Continue Reading

There is nothing like a rainy day to get me in the mood to bake. Like rain here on the West Coast, the act of me baking a rare occurrence – and thus one that I celebrate! My recipe for almond & white grape cake paired (and made with) La Motte‘s new vintage MCC release – their … Continue Reading