As well as dining out a lot, I also love to cook meals from scratch with a little help from my favourite chefs and supermarkets. I was brought up cooking seasonally, using produce grown in our garden at home and this is the route of my passion for food. You can follow what I’m cooking each week in my kitchen and recreate the recipes yourself by exploring the posts below.

  • With Shrove Tuesday (aka Pancake Day) just around the corner, why not dazzle your family and friends with something a little more special than jif lemon and sugar with your pancakes and try out this stunning blackcurrant crêpe souffle recipe, by Chef Jerome Pendaries.

  • Food is love, as the saying goes, which is why I enjoy entertaining and feeding my friends and family so much. The only difficulty is finding the time to prepare things when I’m working a full-time job and running several projects like this blog on the side. However, cooking for guests doesn’t have to take up your whole day.

  • Having just visited Tuscany, I’ve been feeling inspired to do more cooking the Italian way – simple cooking methods, few flavours championed by fresh, good quality, ingredients. Pasta is a dish that embodies all three of those commandments and incredibly there are approximately 350 shapes of pasta around the world.

  • Tonight was one of those evenings where I hadn’t planned what I was going to cook and didn’t particularly fancy eating anything. I nipped to Budgens in Hassocks after work first and nothing tickled my taste buds. Then I went along to Sainsbury’s to see if anything there inspired me. Spotting a ‘Taste the Difference’ fillet steak reduce from £9.97 to £3 in the clearance aisle my dinner indecision was over.

  • Last weekend we cooked this delicious autumnal dish in the slow-cooker. With onions, carrots tomatoes, beans, sweet potatoes, peppers, garlic, mushrooms and herbs ALL in season now, we were able to make this dish almost entirely from the produce from the garden.