A recipe for Cafe Chili Beef…in collaboration with the Raw Spice Bar

I have been collaborating with the lovely folks over at the Raw Spice Bar (www.rawspicebar.com) and have created this Cafe Chili Beef with Homemade Tortillas recipe using the Raw Spice Bar’s freshly ground ‘Dark Coffee & Chiles’ spices. Sourcing some of the most unique spices from around the world, the Raw Spice Bar can deliver to your… Read More

Late Autumn Pear, Red Cabbage & Goat’s Cheese Salad

I have created this delicious salad which pairs perfectly with roast chicken or some grilled pork. Serves: 2 Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes Ingredients: 2 pears, cored and cut into wedges 1 small red cabbage, shredded Juice of 1/2 lemon 2 shallots, finely sliced 2 tbsp olive oil 125g goats cheese 50… Read More

Sundays Walks & Gathering Pears

..the clocks have gone back now so the days have become shorter. This time of the year presents a bigger challenge to cook and photograph dishes as the light disappears so early on. So dishes have to be cooked in the morning and shot by mid afternoon…today I’ve been picking pears and taking in the beautiful… Read More

Roasted Sweet Potato Quinoa Salad

Super healthy as a side dish at dinner time or a healthy lunchtime option, this quinoa salad is full of Autumn ingredients.  A great dish for vegetarians (if using vegetable stock) and gluten free diets. Serves: 4 Ingredients: 2 sweet potatoes, diced into small cubes 2 tablespoons olive oil 150g quinoa 500ml vegetable stock (or chicken… Read More

Beetroot & Chocolate Loaf

Beetroot and chocolate – the perfect combination.  Here is the recipe….easy peasy! Ingredients: 225g self raising flour Pinch of salt 125g caster sugar 75g dark chocolate, melted 2 eggs, beaten 25g cocoa powder 1 tsp baking powder 125g raw beetroot, peeled and grated 75g butter, melted   Method:  Heat oven to 180C. Grease and line… Read More

Rural Sweden

I am just home from a beautiful trip to Beckershof in Sweden where I attended a food and styling workshop with Aran of Cannelle et Vanille. From catching early morning sunrises, to rowing out to the sauna in the middle of the lake, Bekershof was truly magical in every way.  Autumn was all around us… Read More

Crieff Hydro Brasserie – Shetland Mussels

This delicious dish of Shetland Mussels with Leek, Smokey Bacon & Cider comes courtesy of The Brasserie at Crieff Hydro. I arrived at the Brasserie this week to capture this delicious dish and was was greeted by warm and friendly staff. Even though it was early afternoon the restaurant was busy and the atmosphere was… Read More

Homemade Herb Oils

I have been busy picking my garden herbs and drying them out so I can use them over the autumn and winter months.  The best time to harvest your herbs is just when the flower buds are forming but try and pick them before the buds open. So with some of the dried herbs I… Read More