A Fresh and Colourful Date Night Dinner

A fresh and delicious menu for two. And though I thoroughly endorse this meal as a perfect date night, it would also work really well for four, with hardly any more work to double up. Menu Broad Bean Bruschetta Chicken Parmigiana with a Rocket Salad Chocolate Semifreddo The broad bean bruschetta is a slightly adaptedContinue reading “A Fresh and Colourful Date Night Dinner”

A Galentine’s Day Brunch

Galentine’s Day is celebrated on February 13, leaving the 14th free for traditional V-Day festivities. It’s a great reason to take some time to celebrate your favourite gals. As Galentine’s Day is on a Sunday this year, what could be better than a girly brunch to mark the occasion? This easy, light and fresh menuContinue reading “A Galentine’s Day Brunch”

An Afternoon Fiesta

A menu suitable for sports-watching, a casual birthday, or a fun entertaining idea. An Afternoon Fiesta Margaritas Bar NutsGuacamole and Tortilla ChipsPulled Pork Sliders Build-Your-Own ChilliCornbreadRice Red Velvet Cupcakes Margaritas, I mean real margaritas, are amazing. Once you get over the first sip they begin to go down very easily. Made of fresh lime andContinue reading “An Afternoon Fiesta”

An Afternoon of Festive Nibbles

All my favourites, rolled into one relaxing and Christmassy afternoon. Dispense with the dinner party this time of year and go in for something much simpler, but by no means less enjoyable. An Afternoon of Festive Nibbles Sugar & Spiced NutsCauliflower and Truffle SoupSliced BaguetteHard cheese (Gruyère, Aged cheddar or Comté)ProsciuttoSausage Rolls One thing allContinue reading “An Afternoon of Festive Nibbles”

My Christmas Dinner

Christmas dinner is deeply personal, evangelical, even, and steeped in tradition, history and family. So who am I to tell you what to eat? Instead, I’ll tell you what I eat, what I enjoy, and what I’ve grown to love as my Christmas dinner. It’s not about perfection, but rather about what I find delicious,Continue reading “My Christmas Dinner”

A Very English Garden Party

Summer is finally here, and restrictions in the UK are slowly but surely lifting for social gatherings. To celebrate, how about a traditional English garden party? You’re invited! Come join the party in my garden… The Set-Up For me, a garden party needs a string or two of bunting, a couple of lawn games, andContinue reading “A Very English Garden Party”

A Summery Celebration

This is a fantastic menu that is way more achievable than it looks. Impress your partner, friends or family with this summery meal fit for a celebration. Rosé Prosecco Melon and Prosciutto with Basil and Olive Oil Black Olive Tapenade and Goat’s Cheese Crostini Crispy Cod with Pine Nut Romesco Sauce and a Rocket SaladContinue reading “A Summery Celebration”

Proper Roast Beef with Yorkshire Pudding

Roast beef with Yorkshire pudding, crispy potatoes, rich gravy, spiky horseradish and classic vegetables is one of the great meals of the world. The joy of sitting with the ones you love, slowly devouring the feast (alongside several glasses of red wine) truly can’t be beaten. And while of course you can find terrific iterationsContinue reading “Proper Roast Beef with Yorkshire Pudding”

An Italian Easter Feast Outdoors

After a year of cancellations I am only too thrilled at the prospect of a government-sanctioned holiday, albeit an outdoor one. Of course, dining al fresco in early April is always going to be a gamble. Apart from the obvious practical steps (advise guests to dress warmly, come up with a rain plan), a menuContinue reading “An Italian Easter Feast Outdoors”

I’ve just finished planning a party.

I’ve just finished planning a party. All completely academic, you understand, but exciting nonetheless. I have identified 12 of my favourite people, mentally rented tables, chairs and lanterns and set up the antipasti grazing table (prosciutto, salami, olives, sliced manchego and chunked parmesan, slices of ripe melon, brined artichokes, crusty bread and really good oliveContinue reading “I’ve just finished planning a party.”