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 27, 2017

Planning a bespoke menu for each client is an important process, at the end of which we have a seasonally appropriate menu which fits the client's requirements

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

June 16, 2016

Having your own veggies doesn't get much better than bringing a beautiful fresh bunch of beets up to the kitchen to be transformed into a vibrant healthy and delicious salad. 

Simply take the tops off the beets, leaving about 2cm of stalk to stop them bleeding, just cover with water and a good pinch of sea salt. Bring up to the boil and cook for about 4 minutes if they are nice young ones like these, or a bit longer if they are big and old!

When cooked, drai...

May 12, 2016

I was trimming some of our very overgrown hedges the other afternoon (one of the few recently where it hasn't been pouring with rain!) One of the largeish branches that needed lopping was a piece of elder, with quite a few decent heads of elderflower - so I cut them off and went off into the garden to find a few more. Under our large apple tree I have a black elder 'sambuccus nigra', which has pink flowers - I picked about 6 of the heads - and put them in w...

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