Nutty treats + #recipeoftheweek 22-28 Nov


Whoop! It’s time for #recipeoftheweek once again. This is THE place to link up your recipe posts for lots of tweet, comment and Pinterest love. At the bottom of this post is the latest #recipeoftheweek ‘linky’ – use it to add any recipe posts you would like to share. They don’t have to follow a […]

Aubergine Japanese Stir-Fry with Gousto


This is the nicest lunch I’ve eaten all week. It’s a spicy, flavour-rich dish with rice noodles and almost-meaty chunks of aubergine. I cooked it, sure, but I can’t take the credit for the recipe. This was actually one of three recipes contained in the latest delivery box from Gousto, who I’ll be working with monthly to […]

Stir Up Sunday with this Urban Fruit tropical Christmas Cake

GBC-Finished cake close up portrait

Pretty much everyone loves a spiced fruit cake during the festive season. But in our house at least, the fun starts long before we take our first bite, right back when we tip the ingredients into the bowl and bake together as a family. We fancied something a little different this year, so we developed […]

Testing the Panasonic SD-ZB2502BXC bread maker


There’s nothing more heartening during these chilly winter months than waking to the smell of freshly-baked bread. Imagine then, if you didn’t even have to don boots and a jacket and dash down the frosty streets to wait in a queue at the bakery, and nor did you have to get up at 4am to mix, knead, prove, […]

Creamy mushroom stroganoff with Lindeman’s Sauvignon Blanc


I love a cold glass of white wine, and I especially love adding a medium sweet wine to sauces and stews. This deliciously rich mushroom stroganoff uses Lindeman’s Winemakers Discovery Sauvignon Blanc to add a deliciously perfumed tang to the smokey sauce. The New Zealand white has notes of tropical fruit and fresh grass with a clean and refreshing […]