March 26, 2017

This easy pear and ginger upside-down cake is a great way to use up pears, or other fruit in danger of going past their best in the fruit bowl!

February 28, 2017

Pancake day is no fun if you are gluten and dairy intolerant! This recipe makes a light fluffy pancake that is gluten and dairy free!

February 17, 2017

Friends came for lunch so I made a meringue roulade using coconut sugar and dairy-free crème fraiche. A great dairy-free and wheat-free dessert!

February 6, 2017

Today I cooked a pissaladiere (without the traditional anchovies), for a vegan customer who was visiting the offices of one of my clients.

I know that people often panic at the thought of entertaining someone who follows a vegan diet, so here is a nice easy recipe that your vegan and non-vegan guests will enjoy!

Easy Vegan Pissaladiere

1 roll of ready made puff pastry (substitute for GF puff if you want to)

2 onions

Rapeseed or olive oil

1 aubergine (egg plant)


January 18, 2017

Sorting out my fridges, I see that I have a litre of beautiful double cream which I thought I would need for the party we catered for, but which was in fact surplus to requirements! Double cream doesn't freeze very well, so the trick is to use it in some other way to make sure it doesn't go to waste.

I could make a quiche or a cake, but my favourite thing to do with excess double cream is to turn it into beautiful home-made butter! It is something that every...

January 9, 2017


Just because I can't eat gluten or dairy products doesn't mean I don't have the odd hankering for a nice sticky cinnamon bun with pecans!! I do!! Especially with this cold foggy weather we've been having over the past few days. So, I decided to work out how to make what I was yearning for and I was quite pleased with the results!😊 I took inspiration from Claire Ptak's book, The Violet Bakery Cookbook, which is full of delicious recipes.

Preheat oven...

December 14, 2016

A simple quick recipe for little cream cheese and onion pastries. Great for lunch or canapes and suitable for vegetarians.

October 30, 2016

November is the beginning of the spinach season! Although we are used to getting the pristine baby spinach leaves from the supermarket all year round, it is now that this marvelous vegetable is in it's proper season in the gardens of the UK. 

Spinach is a super food packed with nutrients which are important for skin, hair and bone health. Amazingly, this leafy green superstar also provides protein to our diets, so is valuable to include in vegetarian o...

September 7, 2016

Make a Gorgonzola, pear and pecan sandwich with British watercress for lunch. this is one of our favourites with our business lunch customers

January 5, 2016

We barbequed a delicious butterflied leg of lamb a little while back. There was a reasonable chunk left over, which I put in the fridge - but reusing cooked me