Tomato & Roasted Red Pepper Tart

As recipes go, I almost feel like this is a bit of a cop out because there’s absolutely zero skill involved but the result is absolutely scrumptious so I’m sharing it with you anyway. Puff pastry tarts make such a great midweek meal as you can buy the ready-rolled sheet, plonk a few things on…

Chocolate & Orange Torta Della Nonna

I love an excuse to bake something a little bit special so when I invited some friends over for dinner last weekend I had a good rummage through the recipe books and hundreds of magazine cuttings I’ve saved to look for some inspiration. I fancied a chocolate tart and settled upon this one as making…

Chestnut, Mushroom & Goats’ Cheese Filo Parcels

One of my all time favourite recipes, both to eat and to cook, is spanakopita. It’s a family favourite and I’m convinced my Dad invites me over sometimes just to make him a batch. As ever though, I’m always looking to develop recipes, expand my repertoire and make something new. Therefore I set about trying…

The Ivy Brasserie, Soho

Living and working in London, it’s so easy to take for granted all of the amazing things this city has to offer. I walk past sights on my daily commute that people travel thousands of miles to come and see and equally there are numerous ‘must-do’ places to visit that I, as a lifelong Londoner…

Courgette, Pepper & Halloumi Puff Tart

I’m actually really excited to be posting this recipe as the very first meal to be cooked in my lovely new flat! I moved into my new place with it’s beautiful shiny kitchen on Saturday and I’ll be cooking up lots and lots of tasty treats in it, all to be featured on this little…

Strawberry & Raspberry Tart Hearts

For me, berries make such a fantastic dessert. They’re lovely and sweet but their light fruitiness means their not too heavy to follow up a big meal. You may use whatever berries you wish to make these little tarts, I had planned on just using strawberries but I thought adding some raspberries into the mix…

Cheesy Pesto Salmon Puff Parcels

As much as I believe in cooking from scratch and doing as much as you can yourself, there are some ingredients that are worth cheating on. I like to make my own pastry from time to time when I’ve got a whole weekend day to spare and I’ve got loads of time to spend in…

Tartine Bakery & Café, San Francisco

On my to do list whilst visiting San Francisco was a delightful bakery called Tartine. After a busy day of China Town, trams and shopping we realised it was way too late to stop in there for a spot of lunch but figured we could pop in to get a cake or a pastry and save…

Lemon Tarts

I’ve only very recently started making these lemon tarts and they have already become a staple in my repertoire having tried them out on my parents as a dessert for Sunday dinner, my boyfriend for a romantic meal and having made a large one for a big family barbecue. They’ve been a hit every single…