Video: How to make a quick puff pastry tart

Puff pastry tart

I want to build up a selection of videos showing you first-hand how to make some of my favourite family recipes. I started with home-made pizza, and this week it’s time for the trusty puff pastry tart to make an appearance. It really could not be any easier to put together… and here is the […]

Creamy burrata with pomegranate

Burrata cheese with pomegranate and olive oil

I came across Burrata cheese for the first time at a cookery masterclass run by Finish dishwasher tablets with chef Florence Knight. The Leiths-trained head chef at Soho restaurant Polpetto might have been beautiful and tiny, but she was a steely sort so there was no messing around and any corner cutting like using a […]

Simple home made pizza

Christmas Tree Pizzas

I put pizza on the table every week for the boys. It’s one of THOSE foods, you know, the cherished ones that they’ll eat no matter what and takes 10 minutes to cook. For too long though, have I been putting up with the crappy supermarket versions because I’m too befuddled to think about faffing […]

Turkey, brie and cranberry parcels with winter slaw

turkey, brie and cranberry parcels with winter slaw

Sponsored post I’ve been challenged to come up with a delicious meal idea that uses up leftover Christmas turkey by the Lean on Turkey campaign. So after enjoying a slap up roast dinner this week, I squirrelled away the leftover meat and plotted what delights I could create with it. I thought about curry, but […]

Quick curried quorn noodles

veggie noodle curry

After Chinese takeaway at his uncle’s one night, Sam had developed a fascination with noodles and chopsticks. I thought i’d use this as excuse to develop a new kid-friendly noodle dish that wasn’t our bog standard stir-fry. I had a look in the cupboard and came out with a tin of coconut milk, mild curry […]

Quick goats cheese tart

quick goats cheese tart

I was meant to be meeting some friends out for dinner and drinks but failed to get a babysitter lined up. Thankfully my  pals love me enough to shlep it over from South London to the Wild West and we agreed to all contribute something shop bought for a simple meal where the emphasis would […]

American-style chopped salad

American-style chopped salad

Simple summer salads are such a joy, they’re easy to put together and a great way to use up leftovers. I particularly love American-style chopped salads, or Cobb salads as they’re also known. Their heritage is in Hollywood – first created by Robert Cobb of the former Los Angeles landmark Brown Derby restaurant for hungry […]

Orange, soy and maple chicken

Orange, soy and maple chicken stir fry

This is just a very simple marinade I used  for a chicken stir fry the other night, I had some spare oranges to use up, some maple syrup rattling around in the fridge and I always have soy sauce in my storecupboard. And that’s all you need. I’m more than a little partial to those […]

Sticky maple and soy glazed salmon

sticky glazed salmon

I made something so simple but so tasty I had to share it with you. I think fish is best cooked without fuss, and this glaze sticks to that rule with just two ingredients – maple syrup and soy sauce. Classic salty and sweet. Teaming it up with oven chips and peas and sweetcorn may […]

Fluffy omelette and beans

fluffy omelette and beans

This meal is no looker, but egg and beans are a great combo, especially when you’re in a rush to get some kind of nutritious meal on the table. For us it’s Thursday nights when we’ve got back from football club at 5pm and the boys are cold and hungry and want their tea NOW! […]