Haar At Home

Haar At Home

Last weekend Neil and I tried a different cook at home meal. This one was prepared by Masterchef the Professionals finalist from last year Dean Banks. His restaurant is based up in St Andrews, Scotland but fortunately delivers nationwide, allowing for people who otherwise wouldn’t 

Eating Out in my Living Room

Eating Out in my Living Room

During lockdown I have kept my love and passion for trying new food and eating out alive in a few ways. I have already described my cooking at home adventures with both Simon Wood and Adam Reid. Last weekend I sampled the cooking of one 

Cooking Adam Reid’s Great British Menu At Home

Cooking Adam Reid’s Great British Menu At Home

It’s been a while now since i’ve updated you on how I’ve been coping during lockdown. There has not been much to report to be honest. I’ve been keeping my head down, putting countless hours in on my static bike, clocking up miles and miles 

Cookbooks I Would Love to Access

Cookbooks I Would Love to Access

Since lockdown started, I’ve had a lot more time to spend in my kitchen. More time to cook means lots of new recipes to try. The majority of my recipe inspiration comes from the internet, mainly the BBC Good Food website or Tesco, as both 

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