Roasted Butternut Squash & Garlic Risotto

Serve the risotto topped with butternut squash, sage leaves, parmesan shavings and a drizzle of olive oil (or better still with any sage butter you may have in the pan!)

Turkey leftovers

…some of you may also have some turkey meat lurking in your deep freeze, or a carcass if you’re lucky…

Beetroot Risotto

Buttery, creamy, cheesy and satisfying; there is something very comforting about eating but also cooking risotto. Whether it’s the continuous, no-stress-stirring, or the idea that butter and cheese will undoubtedly make it better seems to give me great solace.

World Moscato Day 2020

Today (9th May) is World Moscato Day. Apparently it’s Saturday (?!?!) we’re still in lockdown and self-isolation is the way forward.  We’ve been observing the lockdown rules for quite some time now and we’ve become pros at ordering via home delivery apps, so nothing should stand in the way of celebrating this much loved day….


The best thing about pancakes is that they are very difficult to get wrong!

Flourless Orange and Almond Cake

BUT HAVE NO FEAR – this flourless orange and almond cake will banish any cake-pangs that may have been growing in your house and will keep children (young and old) happy, even if for just a few minutes! 

Vault 13

as published on YGTV Nestled in the corner between Gin & Wines and My Wines, we find the latest offering that Chatham Counterguard has to give us; Vault 13. “From old foundations to new beginnings”  Having transformed itself from the Wright Tech Media premises into a small plates and cocktail bar, has been a giant…

Atún Encebollado

…standout dish that I shall always associate with that suspended table under the pine trees; atún encebollado.

Poke Bowl

Hawaiian poke has become as much of a defining element of Hawaiian culture as the surf board and floral shirt.