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If you don’t have any Asparagus growing in your own garden, try and get some from a pick your own farm or farmers market (they are not comparable to the ones who have been cut a week before eating and have flown halfway round the globe) . The season is so short; you should make [...]

By |April 18th, 2016|Starters|Comments Off on Asparagus

Happy Easter to everyone!

Being Swiss I’d like to share some of our traditions: in Switzerland we don’t just hunt for chocolate eggs at Easter, we find decorated boiled eggs as well, which we then eat for brunch with lots of other delicious things. It’s quite easy to decorate eggs (just make sure you use non-toxic colours, as the [...]

By |April 2nd, 2016|Seasonal|Comments Off on Happy Easter to everyone!


Yay, March time, Rhubarb time! The first Rhubarb has been forced and the sweet and tart pink stems are ready to be cooked. I love to cook with rhubarb, whether it’s for desserts or savoury dishes. One of my favourite celebrity chefs is Jamie Oliver and he does an awesome drink with Rhubarb, in his [...]

By |March 22nd, 2016|Seasonal, Uncategorised|Comments Off on Rhubarb

Cooking in the African Bush

I've been to visit my family in Tanzania. They are doing great work in the Serengeti National Park and it was lovely being on Safari. Cooking wise however it was a challenge: You don’t have endless fresh produce and can’t just run to the shops if you need an extra ingredient. My family get fresh [...]

By |March 2nd, 2016|Mains|Comments Off on Cooking in the African Bush


Valentine’s Day – a great excuse to indulge! I’m a sucker for champagne, so to have an excuse like Valentine’s Day is great, even if it is ridiculously commercial. I decided to serve some oysters with our champagne. Oysters are a bit like the 14th February, some people love them and others don’t want anything [...]

By |February 13th, 2016|Seasonal|Comments Off on Oysters

Ice Cream

Last weekend I tested out my new ice cream machine. I've got one of these electrical ones, where you keep the cooling element in the freezer and can start doing the most delicious ice cream in no time. Now, I know that February might not strike you as the best ice cream month, but a [...]

By |February 9th, 2016|Desserts|Comments Off on Ice Cream


Most of us in today’s world will probably notice the start of Lent only because we eat pancakes on Shrove Tuesday, or see the first chocolate Easter eggs in the shops. Instead of giving you yet another pancake recipe, I decided to look into why we are having pancakes that day. In the olden days, [...]

By |February 5th, 2016|Seasonal|Comments Off on Lent


Happy New Year everyone! Hope you’ve all recovered from the excesses of the end of last Year and are enjoying the start of a new one. What to eat in January? I know that I usually talk about using local produce, but in January we could make an exception: exotic fruit are great for this [...]

By |January 1st, 2016|Seasonal|Comments Off on Pomegranate

Yummy Sausage Rolls

My local church just up the road did a lovely Christingle service and I provided some warming refreshments for children and parents. The homemade sausage rolls seemed to be an absolute favourite, so here are some tricks to create a good sausage roll: - As always, my mantra of: high quality ingredients give better taste, [...]

By |December 2nd, 2015|Tea Parties|Comments Off on Yummy Sausage Rolls

Pink Fairy Cakes – for kids

I have just helped/supervised my 4 year old to bake these cute fairy cakes. She enjoys making cakes almost as much as eating them… She, as many of her peers, has to have everything in pink at the moment, so when baking cakes, that rule obviously applies too. As I like to keep my children’s [...]

By |November 6th, 2015|Cakes|Comments Off on Pink Fairy Cakes – for kids