Carluccio’s Picnic – At A Glance

Carluccio’s have launched their own picnic bags this summer and I spent the afternoon in the sunshine trying out all the dishes the picnic had to offer. A beautiful range of dishes and large portions for £45 Says it’s a picnic for 2 but easily can cover 4 mediumly hungry adults thanks to generous portions…

Organic Wine Club – Summer Wines

I am usually a big fan of spirits especially cocktails but this summer has been the time I have discovered wine and with the Organic Wine Club I’ve been sampling some beautiful Britsh wines – yes – beautiful British wines! We have done so well with Olympics and with the beautiful wines available I think…

BBQ Chicken Marinade Recipe with Heinz

The sun is shining and there isn’t a cloud in the sky. So it must definitely be time for a BBQ. I’ve been working with Heinz to create some delicious marinade perfect for using on kebabs and sausages. Using the Heinz barbecue sauce I added a few extra flavours to get the best out of…

The Ivy Café Wimbledon – At A Glance

Our main points on The Ivy Café Beautiful decor like stepping in to a 1920s Paris restaurant with Art Deco glamour throughout. Warm orange, gold and red tones along with creams and yellows fill the restaurant. Beautiful vintage prints line the walls. The terrace boasts a Provençal garden with beautiful sky views which feels like…

Wimbledon Beer Pulled Pork Recipe

Pulled pork is incredibly popular at the moment and making it is really easy in the slow cooker. The base cooked pork can be used in so many different ways but for a hot summer they work in burgers very well. I like to make a lot of pulled work and use it throughout the…

Strawberry and Balsamic Vinegar Herb Crust Chicken

For my Wimbledon inspired recipe I wanted to use strawberries in a different way than I usually do so I set my mind on using them in a savoury dish. I really like strawberries with balsamic vinegar and decided to use the acidity of the vinegar and sweetness of the strawberries to make a thick…

Seasonal Asparagus and Chorizo Risotto

A simple dish which is packed full of flavour and topped off with beautiful seasonal asparagus. To make it vegetarian use only vegetable stock and leave out the chorizo. 5.0 from 2 reviews Seasonal Asparagus and Chorizo Risotto   Save Print Prep time 10 mins Cook time 30 mins Total time 40 mins   Author:…

Spiced Orange Salmon

With summer so close it’s time for me to start making lighter meals which can be served with lots of salad and new potatoes. This is a really simple and easy to make dish that works as a casual midweek meal or as proper posh friends round dinner. It also works fabulously as a light…

Passion Fruit Daiquiri

This is a bit of a mash up of drinks as I love daiquiris and passion fruit cocktails (passion fruit and tequila is a winner) so I thought I’d combine them and see how they taste – answer AMAZING. Making the Daiquiri slightly sour for this works really well with the sweetness of the passion…

Easy Breakfast Waffles

It is my most humble opinion there isn’t anything better than waffles! They can be served as a part of a savoury or sweet dish and be enjoyed any time of the day! I love them with bacon and maple syrup at the moment but fresh fruit is always a classic way to serve them….

Italian Inspired Spring Salad

I’ve recently become the food news writer at Time & Leisure magazine for the Wimbledon, Wandsworth, Putney and Barnes issue. YAY. It’s been so much fun and I love it too. Getting to come up with new recipes and see them in print in my local area has been very exciting. I have been working…

April Kitchen Table Round Up

April was a brilliant month for food and drink and I thought I’d share a few of my highlights. First up is a wonderful subscription package from www.ginexplorer.com . If you have a taste for gin this is definitely a company for you. Discover new gins each month and with the incredibly well put together…