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private chef, food stylist and writer

February 13, 2019

(photograph by Polly Webster)

450g Brussel sprouts (I used a mix of green and purple)

3tbsp salsa verde 

2 sprigs of lemon thyme, leaves removed

the zest of one lemon

1 clove of garlic

2 big handfuls of fresh flat-leaf parsley

1 bunch of fresh basil

1 handful of fresh mint

1 sm...

February 1, 2019

Serves 4 as a side. 

3 or 4 large parsnips, peeled and chopped into medium sized chunks

40g butter

500ml vegetable or chicken stock

1 clove of garlic, peeled

100ml milk

3tbsp capers

50g pine nuts

1 lemon, zested

Handful of picked flat-leaf parsley leaves

Place the butter in a la...

February 1, 2019

Serves 4

250g soft goat’s cheese

80ml milk

3 small beetroot, mixed colours if possible, I used candy, golden and regular

2 apples, I used Braeburn

tarragon leaves


1 lemon, zest removed

extra virgin olive oil

poppy seeds

Using a hand whisk, whisk the goat’s cheese and milk...

February 1, 2019

Serves 2 

1 bunch of asparagus

1 small handful of flat leaf parsley, finely chopped

zest of one lemon 

half a clove of garlic, peeled and finely grated

1 ball of burrata

1tbsp toasted pine nuts

1tsp black sesame seeds

extra virgin olive oil

Remove the woody stalks from the aspa...

February 1, 2019

Serves 4 as a side. 

300g French beans, topped and tailed

100g freshly podded peas

100g peas in pods

6 sundried tomatoes, finely sliced

1 shallot, finely chopped

1tbsp capers

2tbsp extra virgin olive oil

1tsp whole grain mustard

50g pistachios, chopped

a handful of picked dill l...

March 1, 2018

In this weather, soup is an essential. We have hit by snow, ice and minus temperatures and there is nothing better, once you have braved the cold, than a warm bowl of soup. This soup is one of my favourites, so easy, cheap as chips and a super satisfying. I urge you to...

January 19, 2016

Although one of the simplest cakes out there, lemon drizzle always seems to be a winner. It is often my go-to cake when I am in a rush as part of a shoot tea, and a slice of this with a cup of tea will never fail to put a smile on your face. 

Bergamot lemon is...

January 15, 2016


These brownies are my absolute favourite. They are wonderful, gooey, beautiful, glorious, ridiculously indulgent and just utterly delicious. I have made these for many a client and more than once they have been quoted as being the best brownies ever. 

I unfortunat...

January 11, 2016

Every year, January brings a healthy start to reverse the effects of an inevitably overindulgent Christmas. We stock our fridges and cupboards with plenty of fruit and vegetables to replace the chocolate, turkey and mince pies that were there the weeks before....

January 7, 2016


A big bowl of porridge in the morning is the go-to for many. The convenience, speed and slow energy releasing properties of oats make them a breakfast favourite. However in the spirit of throwing caution to the wind, every now and then, it is nice to jazz up that humb...

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