Celeriac and apple soup

The weather here, has turned. We had a good stint of glorious sun and calm spring days and now we are back to sun/wind/rain/hailstones and sun again, all a bit topsy turvy. With weather like this, what food I am in the mood for changes constantly. But soup is always one of those dishes that…

Focaccia

I am really enjoying making bread these days. And in the last week or so I have become obsessed with Focaccia. It’s quite hard to actually get it right. For me, it needs lots of olive oil, herbs and salt. I have made a few not so wonderful versions in the last week. Some were…

The perfect oat and coconut cookie!

Well what a week we have had. The weather has been simply beautiful and when it’s like this, how can one not feel all positive and energised? I have been busy in the kitchen, devising new recipes, baking for other people’s parties, planting bulbs all over the garden and thinking about future cookbook ideas. I…

Mixed berry and pecan muffin cake

The last few cakes I have made have been quite heavily laden with frosting or cream and butter. So with the weather changing and it becoming brighter and fresher outside, I wanted to make a cake that was a little bit lighter and less calorific. The muffin cake, takes little time and can be adapted…

Roasted pepper salad

With spring in full swing, it’s time to start eating lighter meals and less comfort food. I really like sitting around a table, having dinner of multiple dishes and picking and choosing, plus this way you make enough to do for another dinner. Salad, cheese, maybe a cold meat selection and yummy vegetables. Possibly accompanied…