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.

Asparagus and bacon tart

Asparagus and bacon tart

This recipe featured in the June edition of Hampshire Life magazine with wine matches from Berry Bros & Rudd. There’s something a bit celebratory about a pie or a tart. People get the impression that you’ve gone to a lot of trouble, but it’s so 

Mushroom buckwheat galettes

Mushroom buckwheat galettes

Make pancake day a little more Mardi Gras this year by making these French-style buckwheat galettes for your main course.

Red-braised pork belly for Chinese New Year

Red-braised pork belly for Chinese New Year

This recipe featured in the April 2018 edition of Hampshire Life magazine with wine matches from Berry Bros & Rudd. This is one of my favourite ways of cooking pork belly. The succulent meat really lends itself to gentle Chinese spicing and works well with 

Rabbit and chorizo paella – Hampshire Life April edition

Rabbit and chorizo paella – Hampshire Life April edition

The April edition of Hampshire Life magazine is in the shops now and my recipe this month is Rabbit & Chorizo Paella – just the job for Easter Sunday lunch with a difference.

Mothers’ Day recipe for Sunday

Mothers’ Day recipe for Sunday

Unfortunately my Mum will be several hundred miles away this weekend as my folks live in France; but if she was here this Sunday, I would be cooking Hampshire Eggs Royale with local smoked trout and watercress.

Alton Show Cookery Theatre 2013

Alton Show Cookery Theatre 2013

I had a great time in the cookery theatre on Sunday, catching up with some of Hampshire’s loveliest producers and compering for some really interesting and varied demonstrators. I took over the stove for the 2pm slot, cooking with some of the fantastic products sold 

Foraging for samphire

Foraging for samphire

Years ago we did a great walk from Brockenhurst to Lymington along footpaths and country roads. In fact, it was so good, I remember us doing it 2 weekends in a row, then the weather turned bad and normal life took over and we forgot 

Photos from New Forest Show demo

Photos from New Forest Show demo

Here are a few pics from today’s New Forest Show demo…. full write up soon!