Courgette, Leek and Herb Risotto Cake

There is something deeply comforting about this risotto cake and, as the winter finally seems to be making an appearance here in the UK, I am all about the comfort food! This is a dish which appears hot, straight from the oven, on my Winter menu and again in cold... read more

Vegan Chocolate Mousse

With Veganuary now well under way I think it’s time to share one of those recipes which illustrate so very well that there is no ‘missing out’ with vegan food! This glorious vegan chocolate mousse is just delicious! I am always on the hunt for a good... read more

Beetroot Marmalade with Port and Ginger

It’s nearly upon us and the cooking has commenced in earnest! This week I’ve been thinking about all those little side dishes which lift Christmas meals from Special to Outstanding; the ones which leave your taste buds tingling but which complement your main dishes... read more

Chestnut and Cashew Nut Roast – Vegan Christmas

When I met Mr TS back in 1988 I was delighted that he too was vegetarian and even more delighted to get my hands on his well thumbed copy of the original Cranks Recipe Book. Cranks went on to play a massive part in our foodie lives over the next 27 years and that... read more

Eggy Bread with Cinnamon for Christmas Breakfast!

This may be my speediest post ever – my eldest is due home from University tomorrow, Number 2’s 18th birthday is 4 days before Christmas and I am up to my ears in festive stuff –  it is highly probable that I shall implode! However, I wanted to share... read more

Riverford Vegetarian Recipe Box – A Review

We’ve been Riverford Veg Box regulars for many years now but I still get that little frisson of excitement when I open the back door to find a box brimming with organic fruit and veg waiting for me! Because I am a pretty confident cook it hadn’t occurred to me to try a Riverford vegetarian recipe box but then they offered me one to review and it would be rude not to, wouldn’t it?

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Vegetarian Sausage Rolls Recipe

Homemade sausage rolls, crisp and flaky, hot from the oven simply sing ‘It’s Christmas!’ at me. Of course they are equally at home, cold, as part of a summer picnic, popped into a lunchbox or as part of a buffet spread at anytime of the year. This vegetarian sausage rolls recipe is simple, delicious and very moreish!

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Harrods Christmas Hamper – A Review

I do love a Christmas hamper, it is one of my favourite things to give to friends and family and I have made many myself over the years so I was chuffed to bits to be asked to review a Harrods Christmas Hamper – but which one to choose?! I spent a happy half hour in late October browsing the hamper selection on the Harrods website while family members tried to influence my choice in the background. I ignored them, there was something totally irresistible in the Grosvenor Hamper and I had to have it!

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Polenta with Creamy Wild Mushrooms, Wine & Thyme

I love the versatility of polenta, whether it’s served as a creamy mash, baked on top of a pie or pops up as cornbread with a substantial chilli but my favourite way to cook it is as a polenta bruschetta base. Polenta bruschetta has already appeared here on... read more

A Visit to River Cottage HQ

A visit to River Cottage HQ with Foodies100 for food styling tips, a tour of the farm and gardens and a session in the kitchen making soda bread and nasturtium butter.

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Rhubarb Crumble Muffins

As Spring really kicks in, and the days lengthen nicely, I really think it’s time to bring back Elevenses, beginning today with Rhubarb Crumble Muffins! Of course, as a person who identifies readily with hobbits Merry and Pippin in The Lord of the Rings,... read more

Fun Foodie Gifts For Your Other Half

Occasions like birthdays, anniversaries and Valentine’s Day always give you a good opportunity to spoil your other half, but why wait for these dates to come around to treat that someone special in your life? Sometimes the best gifts are those that are completely... read more

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