#GBBO 2018 — Cake Week — Gateaux Vert

  As always I am handing in my home work and apologising profusely for the fact it is late.   It should have been in by yesterday but, well, the last week hasn’t exactly gone to plan and the time I thought I would have to make this, Friday afternoon, was the time we were learning

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#GBBO 2018 — Biscuit Week — Bourbons

  I am sure it won’t have escaped your attention that Great British Bake Off is back.  Still dividing opinion it would seem on whether it should be on Channel 4 or not, and how it isn’t the same with out Mary but it’s not about that for me.  It’s about watching bakers create things

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Healthy Eating Week

Just recently it was healthy eating week, and as I had just come back from a week of yoga and meditation in France I was keen to carry on with the healthy eating I had been doing over there.  I put a call out online for some products that people thought I should try out.

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9 reasons you should be cooking with Himalayan Salt blocks

Have you ever tried cooking with Himalayan salt blocks?  I saw somebody doing this on the TV late last year and instantly put “salt block” on my Christmas list.  Jonnie obliged with a beautiful block and with all that has gone on this year it has been a few months before I have had a

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“Touch Free Meat” What a time to be alive

Did you see the headlines this week that Sainsbury’s are introducing “touch free meat“?  What a time to be alive.  Seriously. This has all come about because apparently Sainsbury’s has found that under 35 year olds are afraid of touching raw chicken. Katherine Hall, product development manager for meat, fish and poultry at the supermarket

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Cooking with Comte

  Three years ago I was lucky enough to be taken to the Jura region of France to see where Comte cheese is made, and to meet some of the producers.   It’s a trip I remember well because the food and wine were incredible, and the scenery was stunning.    Fast forward three years and

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