Redcurrant Sorbet

A day of foraging left me with more redcurrants than I could reasonably just sit and eat, so I was left with the perennial harvesters question – what exactly am I going to do with all of this now that I have it? I thought about making a jam or a jelly, but then I…

Foraging gone right.

I could say my cherry mishap made me cautious, but really it made me annoyed. Or maybe determined not to be beaten. There was, quite literally, low hanging fruit for the taking, and I was going to get some. Last week, armed with some tupperware and a cake tin off we went to hunt and gather,…

The World’s Best Guacamole

Oh Guacamole, my old friend. My ultimate comfort food. After many trials and rounds of refinement, I feel safe in saying I’ve developed them recipe for The Worlds’ Best Guacamole. Thats right – The Worlds’ Best Guacamole What You Need: 2 very ripe avocados, at room temperature 2 pinches course salt Pinch chilli flakes Pinch paprika Juice…

Grenadine, Elderflower & Orange Vodka Cocktail

After a very successful afternoon of redcurrant picking I was inspired to put them to good use. I’m still very much on a summer punch kick, and this sweet, floral, mixture of summer flavours is be just the thing. What you need: 25ml grenadine 10ml elderflower cordial 25ml Cointreau and 25ml of vodka OR 50ml orange vodka Juice…

Unemployment By Numbers

An infographic of my entire process – from leaving one job, to finding and starting the next.

Dinner Club – Mini Apple Tart Tatain

This week Dinner Club fell on Bastille Day and since, as I’ll tell anyone who will listen, I lived in Paris for two and a half years, I insisted we celebrated. One of the early Dinner Clubs was ‘Three Pie Week’ – a terribly misguided idea that it would be funny to have a meal…

Cinnamon Sugar

I’m a big fan of a slightly spiced flavour, and this infused sugar is a beautifully simple way to achieve that in anything and everything. This sugar is great for using in cakes, pastry, cocktails – really anything sweet that could do with a little added depth of flavour. What you need: A small jar with…

The Sous Chef & The Wasp

I love Sous Chef, but up until now that love has been an abstract idea since, despite the hours I’d spent filling up dream shopping baskets, I’d never actually bought anything. Until now! I bought a mixture of things I needed that Sous Chef had cheaper than Amazon, things I’d heard of but never tried,…

Aperol Spritz

For Bastille Day I wanted to do something that reminded me of my two years living in Paris. I made a Tomato Tart Tatin, I ate unpasteurised cheese, and the only drink that I considered to go along side it was an Aperol Spritz. I know, Aperol isn’t a French drink, but France is where…

Smokey Cinnamon & Ginger Cocktail

Today is an unusual break in the warm weather – it’s windy, it’s raining, and that’s all of the reason anyone needs to have a warming spicy cocktail. I love ginger wine, it’s in every supermarket, and it’s incredibly cheap so I’m always sure to have some in the cocktail cabinet. It’s really a fortified…

Unemployment Resolutions.

Not knowing what’s going to happen next can be amazing. It can be and exciting and invigorating chance to throw caution to the wind and fly by the seat of your pants. Or it can be a terrifying time of confusion and feeling as though you’re not in control of your own destiny. I’m back in…