Double Choc Nut Banana Bread

I’ve spent a bit of time this year trying to improve upon a number of free-from recipes that I came across when tasked with creating gluten, dairy and egg free cakes for a family wedding buffet. Those results were not something I’m desperately proud of, and I’m confident that rice flour is not going to […]

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The Best Curry You Ever Did Blag

Sometimes you chuck a load of stuff in a pan based on some vague cookery experience and a recent education in matters of B vitamins and it just works out to be the best dinner you’ve cooked in weeks. And quite possibly the best vegan meal that ever came out of your kitchen. Maybe the […]

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The Ultimate Summer Crumble

Too many people say they have the ‘ultimate’ formula for basically everything so I feel like I should perhaps qualify my Ultimate Summer Crumble with a little background. I love a crumble, because fruit, like most things in life, can only be improved by covering it in sweet carbohydrates. It’s also one of the few […]

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The Boomdorf Salad

Your traditional Waldorf is pretty simple- apple, celery, grapes and walnuts covered in mayonnaise and served on shredded lettuce. It’s been that way since it was first made for a charity ball in 1896 at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York and that’s what it is. Put chicken in it? Not a Waldorf. Pecans? Not a […]

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Review- Joe Allen

Where: Burleigh St, London. What: American style brasserie. How much: Set menu from £20, a la carté three courses with drinks £50+ per head. To quote their own website, Joe Allen is ‘the classic theatreland American brasserie’, tucked away in the West End round the corner from Covent Garden. I start this tale on a Lunch-Drinks-Show day […]

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Grow Your Own! Get A Plan.

Ah, Happy Spring Time foodie friends! The daffs are out. There isn’t a predicted frost for the next two weeks and it’s almost pancake day. It’s time to get planting. I donned my wellies this morning for maybe the third time in 2019, but those other times were purely weeding and compost hefting so in […]

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The Nag’s Head, Brentwood

What: Pretty pub grub, bistro style plates and pizzas. Where: Brook Street, Brentwood, CM14 5ND. How Much: Main courses from £8, for three courses, wine and a cocktail £50-£60 a head. Overall: Good food, great drinks for the drivers and desserts worth skipping starters for. Regulars will already be aware that The Nag’s Head has […]

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