Extra special strawberry tartlets

Individual strawberry tartlet

I enjoyed another great evening at Leiths getting to know the Asda Extra Special range which is approved by the very same school of food and wine. It’s not a partnership that you’d automatically put together, but one that can only spell excellence and is certainly ruffling the feathers of other supermarkets. Leiths Managing Director […]

Win Asda Extra Special Easter Hamper

Asda Extra Special Hamper

The competitions just keep on coming, this time it’s this very marvellous Easter hamper bustling with Asda’s Extra Special Leiths approved treats. Here’s what the lucky winner will receive: Hamper items (all Asda Extra Special and approved by chefs at Leiths) Extra Special all butter pastry cases Extra Special artisan flat breads Extra Special plain […]

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 […]

Win Asda Extra Special Leiths Hamper

Asda extra special leiths hamper

Am I spoiling you with competition prizes or what?! My favourite London cookery school Leiths has teamed up with supermarket Asda to put together their Extra Special range of products for Christmas. And to celebrate they’ve given me this glorious hamper to giveaway as a competition prize. Imagine this landing on your door in time […]

Rhubarb and apple crumble cake


The sun shone on Sunday just long enough for us all to get down to the allotment, do some digging and harvest our very first crop! We totally can’t take the credit for it as it was leftover from the last resident gardeners… but we didn’t hesitate in reaping the rewards. Under a pile of […]

Day One: Leiths Advanced Cooking


So it’s off with the mummy shackles for a week and time to don my Leiths apron and rattle those pots and pans on the Advanced Holiday Course. Over the next five days I’ll share some snapshots of what I get up to, useful tips that I’m picking up and where possible some sneaky pictures […]