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,…

Baumkuchen

So, you have people coming over for dinner, and you want to knock their socks off? This (easier than it looks) beauty of a cake takes a lot of time, and a lot of patience, but not as much skill as you might think. Simply, it looks SUPER impressive, but it’s deceptively easy – basically…

Sticky Toffee Pudding

This is a real real Christmas staple in our house. I don’t remember why we made it for the first time 4 years ago, but now as soon as it starts to get colder and darker one of us will turn to the other and say ‘it’s almost sticky toffee pudding time‘. It just makes…

Golden and Candied Beetroots, Roast in Honey

As mentioned before, any time I see candied beetroot I’m immediately under their spell. I have no choice but to buy them. So, when I spotted them in the week leading up to Christmas I knew I needed a way to bring them in to Christmas dinner. What you need: A mixture of normal, golden…

Purple Roast Potatoes

Christmas dinner is a tried and tested beast, and familiarity breeds contempt. I’m not really the traditional type in any area of my life – I’m more of a fan of shaking it up and trying out something new. Little twists like roast candied and golden beetroots, or purple potatoes are a good way to…