Butternut squash, bacon and parmesan tarts

butternut squash, bacon and parmesan tart

It’s Bacon Connoisseurs’ Week and I was challenged along with some fellow food bloggers by the folks at Red Tractor to come up with a recipe using bacon. I came up with a delicious set of four puff pastry tarts topped with roasted butternut squash, crispy bacon and nutty parmesan – a really great flavour […]

Butternut squash, spinach and feta filo pie

Butternut squash and filo pie

March’s edition of Good Food Mag is full of healthy and budget friendly meal ideas – loads of people have been singing its praises on twitter lately and i’m right there with them. My fave recipe of late is the Butternut squash, spinach and feta filo pie – you can find the recipe on their […]

Delicious warm salad recipe

warm salad

Those who know me, understand my passion for Leiths cookery school. It’s where I first got bitten by the bug to shift my career from news to food after doing a summer holiday course back in 2008. Leiths are sticklers for doing things properly – teaching their students how to do things the correct way […]

Steak and ale stew with mustard and thyme dumplings

beef and ale stew with dumplings

I was thrown down the challenge by Morrison’s of coming up with my perfect British beef dish, using fresh seasonal ingredients. It’s to promote their new range of fresh beef from traditional British breeds including Shorthorn, Hereford and Aberdeen Angus. The range is available from the in-store butcher (where all beef is 100% British). I’ve not […]

Green mac and cheese

Green mac and cheese from Innocent's Hungry book

Macaroni cheese is such a classic family meal, the only trouble with it is it’s a bit lacking in the veg department. So I was eager to try out a version I spotted in Innocent’s new cookbook Hungry? I shall be reviewing the book later in the week, but I really wanted to share this […]