Category Archives: Picnic party

Picnic and hamper fillers

Tomato and Chilli Jam

Tomato and chilli jam is one of my all time favorite fridge staples. I’ve made so many versions over the years I’ve pretty much lost count. The latest has certainly got my attention. This one is made of fresh tomatoes … Continue reading

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Festival food in France

Every two years since 2003 I have travelled out to a otherworldly, fairytale Chateau in south-west France to cook and cater for a unique and exquisite music festival. I take a wonderful team of cooks and together we spend 5 days … Continue reading

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Making macaroons easy

‘Macaroons made easy’, is that a joke I hear you say ? Actually not, after years of making macaroons, some that were passable and some that were a damn right failure, I have finally been introduced to a completely foolproof recipe. … Continue reading

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‘Hangry’ Bars, otherwise known as ‘apricot, date and oat bars’

Back to school and don’t we know it in this house. Every day after the magical sleep dust has been brushed aside the ‘blue one’ suddenly realises the true horrors of the day ahead, with the dawn comes another school … Continue reading

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Go East … Sunday lunch from Persia

Sunday lunch is not something our family really subscribes to, at least not in the traditional sense. I can’t actually remember the last time we sat down for a classical, British ‘roast’ and I have to admit I really don’t … Continue reading

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The Cookie Monster

At some mysterious moment in time I have become a cookie lover. Maybe to compensate for the new healthy me; no caffeine, juice crazy, pilates loving, food crazy mummy, cookies have crept into the kitchen and I seem to be … Continue reading

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Gone fishing….

It’s the end of term and the ‘blue one’ has officially finished his first phase of education, if you can call nursery that. ‘Big School’ awaits and all the joys of learning and knowledge that may bring, yet not before … Continue reading

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