Chocolate raspberry pots

The last time I made chocolate truffles I had some of the mixture left over, so I made this recipe to use up the excess. We can’t have chocolate going to waste. What you need: 300g milk chocolate 3 tbl spoons coconut oil 300ml coconut milk 1tsp cinnamon 1tsp mixed spice 0.5 tsp nutmeg 1…

Striped Mirangue

The first time I saw a big pile of striped meninges balancing on top of on another I thought they looked magical. I also thought they were something I’d never be able to do. I couldn’t begin to imagine how to make the beautiful delicate little clouds, perched precariously on each others’ heads. And then I found out it was…

Why you’ve got to fuck it up

I hate fucking up, I hate it so much. As soon as I realise there’s the slightest possibility I’ve failed at something, or made even the tiniest mistake, my mind goes into all out panic overdrive. A typo in an email, dialing into a call two minutes late – minor things like that can send me…

Exotic fruit pavlova

I love making meringues, I think they have an unfair reputation for being difficult, which means that when you put them on the table in front of your guests they think you’ve been slaving away all day to make them something wonderful. The reality is there’s a little bit of work at the beginning, but it’s easy…

Fresh homemade pasta with lemon, basil & capers

I had always thought that making your own pasta seemed like a hassle – it’s so easy to just buy it, so what’s the point? It turns out not only is it easy, it’s also really satisfying an it looks super impressive if you have people over for dinner. I would say you need a…

Making your new job work for you

You’ve got a job offer. Great! Huge congratulations – you’ve already done great work and you should be proud of yourself. But, before you say yes, stop and think for a minute. Are you getting the best that you could from this situation, or are you going to look back with ‘what ifs‘ and ‘if onlys‘?…

How to get what you want in the job you have

We’ve already agreed the gender pay gap is bullshit, and we’ve all committed to doing what we can to take matters into our own hands to help to close it. But how? If you’re already happy in your job and you’ve accepted your salary, what are you meant to do to take a step up…

Lychee champagne cocktail

I love lychees, I love champagne, I love my new champagne coupes, and I love when everything you need for a perfect cocktail comes together. There simply can’t be any cocktail in the world that’s easier then this, and nothing looks more luxurious when you’re in the mood for some indulgence. What you need: 2…

How we’re selling ourselves short

It’s a widely known fact that women are often paid less well than their male colleagues when performing the same role. This is not breaking news, it’s no surprise to anyone. In fact, we’ve all known it for so long that we’ve just sort of accepted it as a sad truth that we’re waiting for…

Heritage tomatoes and garlic

This dish is so simple, but it’s absolutely wonderful. Everything melds to come together in a flavour combination that’s so intense and wonderful you’ll want to eat it none stop. It’s simple and comforting enough to be a quick weekend lunch, but it’s also impressive enough that I served it at the last dinner party…

Why I’ve been lying about my age for years

I have been lying about my age for years. I know it’s a huge stereotype about women, but bear with me – it might not be what you think. I’m 29 years old, turning 30 this year. I have a job I love in advertising and I’m generally very happy with my life. But for a few…

Rhubarb simple syrup

I can’t help being seduced by rhubarb. Every time. Any time. It’s the colour. A beautiful strip of neon pink coming to brighten up my day, and my kitchen. But, despite how beautiful it is, I sometimes struggle with the bitterness – which is why I’m so pleased to present to you this lovely, sweet,…