At Home with Wood

At Home with Wood

WOOD is a restaurant in Manchester run by Simon Wood, winner of Masterchef 2016. During lockdown Simon has been very busy sharing lots of recipes on his social media and now he has set up a delivery service where restaurant standard meals are part prepared…

At Home Chocolate Tasting with the Highland Chocolatier

At Home Chocolate Tasting with the Highland Chocolatier

One of the fun things I have done during lockdown is participate in a chocolate tasting experience at home. I make no secret of the fact that I love chocolate, so when I spotted an ‘at home chocolate tasting experience for 2‘  on a discount…

5 Nutritious Ingredients To See You Through Corona

5 Nutritious Ingredients To See You Through Corona

As access to online grocery shopping is currently restricted, I am relying on ingredients that have a longer shelf life. There are still plenty of highly  nutritious options and so I thought I would take the time to share a few of my favourites. I know…

Coping with Corona

Coping with Corona

What a strange situation we find ourselves in. Its just over 2 weeks now since the government enforced total lockdown for us all. 2 weeks since it was announced that the Tokyo Paralympics were being postponed for a year. It feels like ages since any…

10 Healthy Recipes Using Store Cupboard or Frozen Ingredients

10 Healthy Recipes Using Store Cupboard or Frozen Ingredients

Due to the current situation we find ourselves in I thought it a good idea to put together a collection of my healthy and nutritious recipes that mainly use store cupboard and frozen ingredients. It is vital we all try to stay as healthy as…

Blindfold Cooking Challenge at Trafford College

Blindfold Cooking Challenge at Trafford College

Between getting home from the Track World Championships and going away on our short break to Paris, I did something exciting and new at a local catering college. It all came about when at the start of the year I tweeted asking if any chef’s…

Making Pancakes

Making Pancakes

It was Shrove Tuesday yesterday, so the majority of people will have treated themselves to a plate of pancakes, be it sweet or savoury. A simple pancake batter of eggs, flour and milk is very easy to make and I do this regularly myself. It…

Zesting

Zesting

So many recipes call for the addition of lemon, lime or orange zest. The zest is the colourful part of the skin of citrus fruit and is removed by finely grating it away from the skin. It is only very fine, but packs a lot…

Making Pesto

Making Pesto

Since getting my Vitamix, one of the things I’ve regularly enjoyed making is pesto. Pesto is a typically green sauce, originating from Genoa in Italy. It traditionally contains pine nuts, parmesan cheese, garlic, basil and olive oil. In the past, all the ingredients were crushed…

Attempting Root Vegetable Rosti’s

Attempting Root Vegetable Rosti’s

For the majority of my blog posts, I focus on how I successfully do things. This one is a little bit different. Sometimes things don’t quite go to plan or work out how you imagine them to and you have to think on your feet…

My 3 2020 Kitchen Challenges

My 3 2020 Kitchen Challenges

As it is the 1st of January today, I thought I would write down and share some New Year goals for myself and my blog. I’m going to set myself 3 challenges that I want to complete this year. They are all things I’ve been…

Cooking in an Unfamiliar Environment

Cooking in an Unfamiliar Environment

Last week I went away for yet another training camp in Mallorca. Only this time it was slightly different. For the first time in my 10 years of being on the British Cycling Paracycling Squad, we went self-catering. Now I love cooking, and in many…