Baking · Cooking · Food & Drink

Reviewing the year in food…

For me, the festive period always offers up the opportunity to cook and bake dishes that only seem apt at Christmas. In turn this means there is always too much good food in a relatively short period of time! Too many mince pies, sausage rolls, stollen, lebkuchen, Christmas cake, Christmas pudding and ham, to name but a… Continue reading Reviewing the year in food…

Baking · Cooking · Food & Drink

A Great British challenge…

For the past few months I have been ever-so-slightly glued to watching the institution that is the Great British Bake Off. As this most recent series unfolded I took to recreating each and every technical challenge that the contestants were set – one a week for ten weeks. Now, I love to cook, but I’ve never really been much… Continue reading A Great British challenge…

Beef · Cattle · Cooking · Food & Drink

Great British Beef Week – Fillet of beef with lobster ravioli

As it’s Sunday, I thought I’d try a more challenging dish to cook using our own beef. For the past seven days I’ve been cooking with different cuts of beef to mark Great British Beef Week. Today I was inspired by a dish I had at Royal Ascot a few years ago when I went… Continue reading Great British Beef Week – Fillet of beef with lobster ravioli