Aromatic milk-braised wild boar

Aromatic milk-braised wild boar

This recipe features in the April/May edition of Hampshire Life magazine with wine matches from The knackered Mother’s Wine Club. The last twelve months has been a time to rejoice in small luxuries, especially where food is concerned. We started buying unpasteurised milk from Hiltonbury 

Leek + Barkham Blue pizza bianca

Leek + Barkham Blue pizza bianca

This recipe features in the March edition of Hampshire Life magazine with wine matches from The knackered Mother’s Wine Club. Years ago, I helped my parents build a wood-fired oven from clay in their garden in France. To this day, no visit is complete without 

Stress-free Valentine’s brunch

Stress-free Valentine’s brunch

This recipe features in the January edition of Hampshire Life magazine with wine matches from The knackered Mother’s Wine Club. Real Bread Week doesn’t officially start until 20th February, but I never need an excuse to visit my favourite bakery, Hoxton Bakehouse. A thick slice 

Quince + pistachio crusted clafoutis

Quince + pistachio crusted clafoutis

Sometimes a single ingredient can inspire a a whole week in the kitchen. The wonderful new General Store in Winchester had the most beautiful display of quinces last week. I had no plan or need for quinces, yet I just couldn’t leave without purchasing some.

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.