Beetroot, shallot + ricotta tart

Beetroot, shallot + ricotta tart

This recipe features in the January edition of Hampshire Life magazine with wine matches from The knackered Mother’s Wine Club. Be kind to your body after the excesses of Christmas. Instead of punishing it with a crash diet; nourish it with whole grains, fresh vegetables 

Test Valley trout ceviche

Test Valley trout ceviche

This recipe features as part of the December edition of Hampshire Life magazine with wine matches from The knackered Mother’s Wine Club. My favourite Christmas starters are light, fresh and zingy. They rouse your appetite without filling you up. This recipe takes the iconic ingredients 

Southdowns lamb crown

Southdowns lamb crown

This recipe features in the December edition of Hampshire Life magazine with wine matches from The knackered Mother’s Wine Club. The Southdown breed originates from the native sheep that have roamed the South Downs for many hundreds of years. The breed was developed in the 

New Forest roulade

New Forest roulade

This recipe features in the December edition of Hampshire Life magazine with wine matches from The knackered Mother’s Wine Club. This is my local take on a Black Forest roulade. I have fond childhood memories of hunting for porcini below the oak trees of the 

Honey gingerbread porcini

Honey gingerbread porcini

These beautiful biscuits were originally developed to accessorize my New Forest roulade recipe for Hampshire Life magazine‘s Christmas edition, but they also make a lovely gift for any foodie friend with a sweet tooth.

Cinnamon oak leaves and marzipan acorns

Cinnamon oak leaves and marzipan acorns

When I designed my ultimate yule log recipe, I wanted to go all-out on the edible decorations. These finishing touches not only give the the roulade some wow-factor; they give your guests a great choice of flavours and textures for their Christmas lunch finale.

Partridge and mushroom sausage rolls

Partridge and mushroom sausage rolls

This recipe featured in the November edition of Hampshire Life magazine with wine matches from The knackered Mother’s Wine Club. There’s not much that will beat a good sausage roll, hot from the oven on a crisp autumn day. This recipe takes things up a 

Polenta with cavalo nero, bacon and hazelnuts

Polenta with cavalo nero, bacon and hazelnuts

This recipe featured in the October edition of Hampshire Life magazine with wine matches from Berry Bros & Rudd. I used to think that polenta was bland and uninteresting until I discovered the trick of using stock instead of water.

Apple croustade

Apple croustade

This recipe featured in the September edition of Hampshire Life magazine with wine matches from Berry Bros & Rudd. Food is my favourite way to experience other countries and cultures, so when travel is restricted, I send my taste buds on holiday through the dishes 

Chargrilled chicken caesar salad

Chargrilled chicken caesar salad

This recipe featured in the July edition of Hampshire Life magazine with wine matches from Berry Bros & Rudd. This dish was born of my new love of cooked lettuce and a long-term addiction for umami-rich Caesar dressing.