Seedy Chocolate Granola Bars

When it’s raining outside & my to-do list has become nothing short of epic, I like to ignore the world and spend an afternoon skiving off and testing a recipe I’ve earmarked from one of my favourite food blogs.  This one is inspired by the...

Happy Green-uary

It’s January, and although I’m pretty sure that Publicans across the land would disagree, I think it’s time to join the millions who embrace Dryuary as a way of paying back the misdemeanors of December.  I am OBVIOUSLY not prepared to give up...

The Good Life

If the BBC was looking to remake 70’s hit show “The Good Life” with a culinary twist they could do worse than knock on the door of Bod & Annie Griffiths, owners & hosts of the Vale House Kitchen near Bath.  I had heard a lot of good...

Spice up your life

I was amazed when a chef told me recently that the first Curry house was opened in the UK over 200 years ago.  I was brought up in the 70’s, a time when most UK households were eating fairly plain food and pizza was considered risqué, so felt short changed when...

The Simple Things

Most national magazines shoot a lot of their features a year ahead of publication, it’s a way of shooting the right season, and yet still hitting deadlines.  Last summer was a bit of a stinker, but magazines still needed “sunny” features to fill...