As the evenings draw in, I’m seeking out the kind of ‘hygge‘ food you can serve in a bowl and eat with a spoon: stews, soups and casseroles. The kind of food that makes you sink a little deeper into your chair and warms you … [read more]
I’m no expert At least once a week, one of my kids asks me one of the several flavours of the ‘what is your favourite’ question. ‘What’s your favourite film of all time?’; ‘What’s your favourite meal ever?’; or ‘What’s your favourite song?’.* The more … [read more]
Recently I was invited to an event called Bubbles & Brunch, hosted by JML – the people who make those weird and wonderful gadgets you hadn’t realised you needed so much. Phil Vickery, Michelin award winning chef and multiple recipe book author (known for his … [read more]
I recently experienced fine dining at Paris House, a restaurant in Woburn Park which Michelin needs to sort out with a star or two. We had an eight course taster menu with a flight of wines. It was a feast for the tastebuds and the … [read more]
I am famously grumpy in the mornings. No one would describe me as a morning person. I doubt anyone would call me an evening person either. I peak between 11am and midday, after my morning dog walk and before I get really desperate for lunch. I admit … [read more]
I am falling apart, it’s official. Bad knees run in the family, which is ironic as I’m now not allowed to run. My last MRI scan showed that my kneecaps are slowly deteriorating and I have arthritis. It’s not a bad case, and the majority … [read more]
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