Napa Valley and The Culinary Institute of America at Copia

On my many visits to Northern California one thing I hadn’t managed to tick off my bucket list until recently is a trip to Napa Valley. It’s a beautiful part of the country and the best place to try some local Californian wine. The main hinderance to this plan however has historically been that none…

Mushroom & Lentil Lasagne

Throughout my years as a blogger, my most constant and best source of inspiration has been other bloggers. As much as I love my cookbooks, my food magazines and my Saturday morning cooking shows, I love to see what other people are making in their own homes as part of their own busy, real lives….

Mulled Wine

Every family has their Christmas traditions and in mine there are always lots of family events and occasions in the lead up to the big day where these traditions are upheld. My Dad’s birthday is four days before Christmas and we always have a family meal on Christmas Eve as well so there’s a lot…

Taste of Christmas

On a cold and windy Friday evening, just before December, the Christmas season was approaching and I could be found rushing down to Tobacco Dock for an evening of festive foodie delights. I’ve not been to Taste of Christmas before, although I have been to Tobacco Dock for Feast before, so I was excited to…

Feast London

When I first heard about Feast, I knew this was an event I really couldn’t miss. For four days Feast took over London’s historic and spectacular Tobacco Dock and filled it with the stalls from some of London’s finest restaurants and street food vendors. So on a miserable and rainy Thursday evening in March my…