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  • Majestic Cafe OportoMajestic Cafe OportoThe last half hour or so before heading to Oporto airport; I’d requested a chance to try the national speciality the famed nata (custard tart) and
  • Leek and Ricotta Pie with Chickpea SauceLeek and Ricotta Pie with Chickpea SauceA house move and a sort out of the massed recipe and wine books is required; for the simple reason to lessen the amount of stuff
  • Old El Paso Creamy Poblano Pepper CasseroleOld El Paso Creamy Poblano Pepper CasseroleI read blog post earlier in the week that basically lambasted food snobs. The crux was the guilt felt when attempting to live up to the
  • Decorated Waitrose Christmas CakeDecorated Waitrose Christmas CakeOk so the piping isn’t what you would call professional. The verticals are certainly not spaced evenly and frankly it really doesn’t resemble the envisioned final
  • A Recipe for Mums Fish PieA Recipe for Mums Fish PieFrom the new Roast Cookbook, a Recipe for Mums Fish Pie. Not that I know whose Mum the title refers to… I rarely eat nor cook fish, probably
  • Mince Pie Taste TestMince Pie Taste TestMince pies might appear to be a bit of an obsession at the moment, especially if you follow on Twitter, or if you have browsed the
  • Waitrose Christmas Cake KitWaitrose Christmas Cake KitWho would have thought just making a cake from a packet could invoke such Christmas memories – nudging my sister from in front of the open
  • International Food Photography DayInternational Food Photography DayMy hard drive has a folder labelled ‘unused’. Within a host of photographs intended to illustrate posts that haven’t yet seen the light of day. Some
  • Bresaola Wrapped Pork Escalopes with a Linguamatta Pâté FillingBresaola Wrapped Pork Escalopes with a Linguamatta Pâté FillingA little jar of Linguamatta Pâté came my way, sent by those lovely people behind Tuscany Excellence, a new online Italian Deli. Also sent was a
  • Chapel of St Clement Sarria NavarraChapel of St Clement Sarria NavarraA small series of hastily snapped photos taken at the Chapel of St Clement at the Sarria Winery, Navarra. The large front doors were unlocked for
  • Royal William Yard Bakery PlymouthRoyal William Yard Bakery PlymouthSo the welcome wasn’t that welcoming, nor was the attention to two obvious new visitors but the atmosphere in the Royal William Yard Bakery Plymouth, once
  • Recipe Polenta Crostini with Cheese and HamRecipe Polenta Crostini with Cheese and HamI’ve made loads of dishes from Cicchetti and Other Small Italian Dishes to Share. This dish though, Polenta Crostini with Cheese and Ham, is perhaps my
Tart Au Chocolate Recipe

Tart Au Chocolate Recipe

 new recipe book sent for review, in this instance Sud De France: The Food and Cooking of The Languedoc, rather requires a try out of someRead More

Almond and Damson Crumble

Almond and Damson Crumble

An empty shelf in Waitrose; bare except two forlorn punnets of damsons reduced to a pound each. One was a little squashed, the other had been openedRead More

Photos from Across South Oxfordshire

Photos from Across South Oxfordshire

ather than writing up some ‘meaningful’ wine tasting notes and a choice food match on Spittoon will have to wait as I’ve been playing with Photoshop.ARead More

Chocolate and Walnut Cookie Recipe

Chocolate and Walnut Cookie Recipe

This Chocolate and Walnut Cookie Recipe is a bit odd. Taken from the Celebrity Bake Book it was submitted by Tom Kerridge of the famous HandRead More

Bon Bon Café, Sydney

Bon Bon Café, Sydney

Chocolate, Fashion and Lunch, Strand Arcade, SydneyIf truth be told the main course was unmemorable; so much so that I can’t recall at all what isRead More

Cooking Class at Terre Margaritelli

Cooking Class at Terre Margaritelli

While writing up the gnocchi recipe last week I realised that the photos from the cooking class at the Terre Margaritelli Winery in Umbria have beenRead More

Capture the Colour

Capture the Colour

You would have thought selecting a few photographs to enter a competition would be easy. Trawling through the hundreds of photos I’ve taken over the lastRead More

Gnocchi Recipe

Gnocchi Recipe

Apparently that little tool you roll the dough down to make the characteristic ridges in Gnocchi is called a Rigagnocchi. A little man I know inRead More

Poached Quail with Noodles and Spinach

Poached Quail with Noodles and Spinach

Simple bistro food – that’s the style of food I most enjoy both eating and cooking! Nothing overly complicated, nothing too froufrou (that means you foams!)Read More

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Photos of the Blue Mountains

Photos of the Blue Mountains

It wasn’t my usual pick of things to do; organised tourist tours are not my thing… I’m not and never have been a ‘tourist’! But hereRead More

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