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Banana Berry Icecreams

Banana Berry Ice Creams

My recipe for Banana Berry Ice Creams uses the ‘Nice-Cream’ technique to create a creamy and delicious dessert. This works by using frozen banana as a base which gives a beautifully creamy texture.
Tangy Redcurrant Jelly

Tangy Redcurrant Jelly – No added Pectin!

I have written a lot about how much I love redcurrants, those ruby coloured strands of beautiful summer berries. While I usually use them in baking, as they are so good within a Redcurrant Crumble Cake, they also make a…

Birthday Giveaway!

Hi guys! It’s my birthday today, so to celebrate I have decided to give away my cookbook Simply Summer for free for 48 hours only! UPDATE 29.08.20 THE BIRTHDAY GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. THE WINNER OF THE SIMPLY SUMMER DRAW…

Four Awesome Pork Marinades

4 Awesome Pork Chop Marinades

There is something magical about marinating meat. With the addition of a few spices, a touch of acid, oil and sweetness and suddenly the plainest and unexciting of cuts of pork or chicken can be juicy, tender and loaded with…

Spinach and Ricotta Dumplings

Spinach and Ricotta Dumplings

When people imagine German food, they often think about only one thing. Meat. Yes, Germany is the home of gigantic schnitzels and plate-sized pork knuckles, but it is also the land of many different dumplings (knödel). True, the purpose of…

Italian Caprese Pasta Salad

Italian Caprese Pasta Salad

Yesterday it rained properly for the first time in weeks, and today we woke up to cool misty weather. It wasn’t long, of course, before the sun burst through, but it was a little hint that my favourite season of…

Tomato and Rosemary Focaccia

Tomato and Rosemary Focaccia

At the very first restaurant I ever worked in, we would bake up huge trays of focaccia every evening, varying the topping throughout the week, from classic sea salt and rosemary, through caramelised onion with feta, or even red onion…

Black Forest Cherry Cake

Black Forest Cherry Cake

I love reading through old cookbooks. Whenever I’m in a second-hand bookstore I make a beeline for the cookbook section and can spend many happy hours leafing through the foods of yesteryear. It is always amazing to see which recipes…

One Pan Chicken Biryani

One Pan Chicken Biryani

It was when I was living and working in East London that my curry addiction became a serious problem. With my work only a stone’s throw from the multitude of amazing curry restaurants in and around Brick Lane, the incredible…

Slow Roasted Tomato Sauce

Slow Roasted Tomato Sauce

Roasting the tomatoes for Slow Roasted Tomato Sauce intensifies their delicious, summery flavour. Make up a big batch when tomatoes are at their best and you’ll have a taste of summer all year round.
Berry Chia Seed Jam

Berry Chia Seed Jam

Ever since I was a little boy I have been fascinated by jam making. It started with watching my grandmother, Nana Fay, making her legendary plum jam, one of the highlights of summer. Since then, I’ve cooked up just about…

Easy Baked Beef Empanadas

Easy Baked Beef Empanadas

In my opinion, there are very few savoury foods that can’t be improved by being wrapped in pastry. From good old Kiwi and Aussie mince pies to Cornish Pasties, from Moroccan Pastilla to Indian samosas, it seems the whole world…