Perfectly tender, rosy roast beef is easier than you think! Slow Roast Beef where the beef is seared before roasting at a very low temperature produces juicy, delicious beef every time.

Perfect Slow Roast Beef

When I lived in London, one of my favourite things to do on a Sunday was to take myself off to one of the capital’s many old fashioned pubs and order myself a Sunday roast with all the trimmings. Living…
Sweet, crunchy and incredibly moreish, it is easier than you think to make homemade nougat. This recipe has no glucose or corn syrup and can be made with ordinary household ingredients. Perfect for Christmas gifts!

Almond Cranberry Homemade Nougat

It’s a chilly morning, there’s jazz on the radio, and as usual I’m in the kitchen cooking up some delicious sweet treats. Today I’m making candy, a deliciously chewy honey nougat filled with almonds, pistachios and cranberries. If you’re a…
Full of punchy, invigorating flavours and loads of fresh veg, Ginger Beef Stir Fry is made in minutes and tastes incredible. Get all your ingredients prepped before you start cooking and you’ll have dinner ready in a flash.

Ginger Beef Stir Fry

While I’m often happy to spend hours in the kitchen carefully crafting a meal (it is my job, after all), I really love a quick recipe. Whenever I am in a hurry to get food on the table, I always…
Juicy duck breast served with a sweet and sour pomegranate sauce. Seared Duck with Pomegranate is a delicious meal for two or perfect for a dinner party. Serve with jewelled couscous for a showstopper dinner.

Seared Duck with Pomegranate

It’s starting to feel properly wintery around these parts with Christmas only a month away. This time of year always makes me feel a bit topsy-turvy as no matter how long I have lived away from New Zealand and Australia,…
It must be nearly winter because I am craving Sticky Toffee Puddings. The magical transformation of dried dates into a luxurious pudding is what I call kitchen alchemy. Make one big pudding to share or bake in individual ramekins.

Sticky Toffee Pudding

When I was a kid, there was one food I hated above any other. Dates. I couldn’t stand them, and my mother (who makes excellent sweets) always used to put them in her scones, thereby ruining them as far as…
So much better than beans from a tin, Homemade British Style Baked Beans are rich and tomatoey - perfect for a weekend brunch. Make up a big batch when you have time and you can have your breakfast or brunch ready in a flash.

British Style Baked Beans

On the weekend there are few breakfasts I enjoy more than hot buttered toast, laden with tomatoey baked beans. Whether served simply, just as they are, or going the whole hog with a full English, baked beans will always set…
Mussel au gratin or as the Italians call them Cozze al Forno are a fantastic starter or light meal for two. So quick and easy to prepare they are packed with Mediterranean flavour.

Garlic Butter Mussels au Gratin

I am longing to be back at the seaside. Don’t get me wrong, I love living in Germany, but I grew up always in sight of the sea and it is the ocean that I miss more than anything. Whenever…
My all-time favourite veggie dish, my friend Sabine’s Pumpkin Seed Lasagne is so rich and satisfying even meat-eaters love it! Filled with healthy and delicious seeds this is the ideal dish to serve for your next vegetarian meal.

Pumpkin Seed Lasagne

While I enjoy few meals more than sitting down to a juicy steak or pork fillet, there are some incredible vegetarian dishes out there which I love. Case in point; today’s recipe, inspired by my friend Sabine’s incredible Pumpkin Seed…
Torta Caprese is a classic chocolate cake from the Italian island of Capri. This version is a mouthwatering combination of almonds, lemon and white chocolate with a soft and fudgy interior. This gluten-free treat is ideal for enjoying after dinner with a glass of limoncello.

Torta Caprese al Limone

Two of my favourite ingredients have to be lemons and white chocolate, which is why today’s recipe Torta Caprese al Limone or Capri Lemon Cake is one of my favourite sweet treats. The incredible smell of this cake baking in…