Banana Bread


There were three rather sad, brown and mushy looking bananas lurking in the fruit bowl, inviting only one thing: banana bread. I adapted this recipe slightly and it worked brilliantly. … Read the rest

Christmas Cards by The Lady Bites

Hand illustrated Christmas Cards

Jiminy Cricket. It’s October already and the year has flown by. Fortunately for those early birds already thinking of Christmas cards, The Lady Bites is once again selling her own … Read the rest

Illustrations for The Dorset Foodies – coming soon!

The Dorset Foodies-illustration

Last month I received a lovely, warm the cockles, feel-good-for-the-rest-of-the-day email from a lady based down in Dorset, who said that her and her husband “just loved” the doodles on … Read the rest

Robbie’s winning Come Dine with Me menu!

Robbie Come Dine with Me

A couple of weeks ago, a huge crowd of us all bundled into Robbie and Bun’s flat for a large screen projector viewing of Come Dine with Me, starring none … Read the rest

Gurpareet Bains’ Anti-inflammatory Date, Cashew and Fennel Balls

Gurpareet Bains’ Anti-inflammatory Date, Cashew and Fennel Balls

Gurpareet Bains’ book, Indian Superspices is based on the idea that spices such as turmeric, nigella seeds and fennel have medicinal properties that can help alleviate everyday ailments such as … Read the rest

A snowy Easter Egg Hunt?

A snowy Easter Egg Hunt

There is something very wrong when it is colder at Easter than it is at Christmas and I do worry that the Easter Bunny might feel tempted to remain nestled … Read the rest

The Honours (and a trip down memory lane)

The Honours

The Worms, The Heid and I took a trip up to north the other weekend, to Edinburgh, the magical city of our misspent university days, where – no more … Read the rest

Marika’s classic chicken, leek and bacon pie


This week is British Pie Week and, on Sunday, to mark the occasion, I took myself off to a pie-making class. Marika Gauci’s Sunday Pie Club is the only pie-making … Read the rest

Let food not be the food of love…

Eating dessert

The type of people that eat out on Valentine’s Day are just the sort of ‘show-offs in love’ that are also likely to feed each other in the name of … Read the rest

Burger & Lobster (and a Maz-Pants birthday dinner)

Burger and Lobster - lobster

My good friend Maz-Pants has been banging on about Burger & Lobster for ages, so it was the obvious choice of venue for her to celebrate birthday number 32.

“Get … Read the rest