Category Archives: food

december 2015 round-up


Christmas is so close you can taste it! Speaking of taste it, here’s some tasty things I’ve been rattling around with lately… Sage by Heston Smart Scoop Ice Cream Maker review I have never used an ice cream machine before, but I have completely fallen for this gadget. I think I’ve made a litre of ice cream every weekend since getting […]

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restaurant review: pizza express, rayleigh

pizza express rayleigh

My home town of Rayleigh has undergone a huge transformation in the past five years. It suffered the same stagnation that ran across most of the suburban high streets of England in the 2000s as the recession bit. In 2010 restaurant after restaurant opened up and now the high street heaves with people of an evening. We’re now spoiled for choice, not only by chains […]

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my favourite cookbooks of 2015

cookbooks 2015

Another year brings another list of my favourite cookbooks. Jamie, Nigel and Nigella have all got new books out in 2015, Ottolenghi brought out another volume and Bake Off continued to inspire a clutch of recipes. As in previous years, several books have come my way. Some stick around and some move on. Missed my round-ups from before? Here they are: The […]

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