A Tête-à-tête with a Tartiflette

Q: What makes a Tartiflette taste different to any other potato-based bistro dish? A: A wheel of Reblochon cheese from the Haute-Savoie region in France: We had many food highlights during our trip to France and Switzerland earlier this year, but the bistro meal which stood head and shoulders above the rest, was the Tartiflette – a regional […]

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Papaya and Honey Hemp Smoothie

I’m a massive soya and almond milk devotee; I use it in the same way you would dairy. But the one alternative to dairy I hadn’t tried till recently was hemp milk. I don’t have an intolerance to dairy and I’m not vegan, I just prefer plant-based alternatives to dairy where possible because they’re lower in […]

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Caramelised British Figs

I found out recently that the fig tree is one of the world’s oldest trees. Often associated with Mediterranean cooking, I have fond memories of picking fresh figs on holidays visiting my Mum’s side of the family in Malta. Which is why I was really excited and a little surprised to come across some locally […]

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Super Food Spud

I’m enjoying a bit of a health-kick this week and what with all the wholesome ingredients in my cupboard at the moment, this meal just sort of happened in a very natural kind of way. It’s effectively baked beans in a spud, with a purest twist. It uses super foods high in antioxidants: sweet potatoes, […]

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A day in the life of a cherry addict

As a young pip Every summer from the age of about eight, my brother and I would make a tidy profit from picking Victoria Plums from our garden and selling them in 50p bags at the end of our driveway.  Every wasp sting was worth it whilst we were sitting on the hay bales consuming the fruits of our […]

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Food & Poem Pairing

My relationship with food is a sensory experience. Fellow writing pals have sometimes commented that my writing often features a sensual tone, which is probably why I really admire ‘Chocolat’ author, Joanne Harris and the way she explores the emotional resonance of food. Very recently one of my good friends, a very talented poet called […]

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