Friday, 30 October 2015

Danish pastry workshop

Rolling out the danish pastry dough

Layers created by the lamination of the butter

Shaping and filling...Apricot and creme patissiere

Proving....can't wait to bake and eat them....

After cooking and glazing....nearly ready to eat...


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....so proud.

Sunday, 4 October 2015

Cheese and olive scones for IJM Conference 3rd Oct 2015

1st batch of cheese and olive scones for the IJM conference at St Paul's Church Hammersmith

Lunch for CPLG 28th and 29th September



Butternut and kale tart, broccoli with roast red peppers, chilli oild dressing, spinach toasted pumpkin seeds

Saturday, 5 September 2015

New salad a hit!

This yummy salad was a hit at today's tasting and makes it onto the list of salads on our conference menus
Chicken with sumac and citrus marinade, avocado and pesto dressing.

Sunday, 30 August 2015

Monday, 24 August 2015

Today's fabulous bread delivery from The Slow Bread Company www.slowbreadcompany.co.uk

Thursday, 20 August 2015

Perfecting my hommus recipe

made a couple of changes to my hommus recipe this evening. Served with yummy pitta bread,  homegrown tomatoes and rocket.

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Chicken tagine with pickled lemons and olives

Finally the lemons I pickled 6 weeks ago are now ready.........time to make chicken tagine with pickled lemons and green olives. 

the final dish,....so delicious. The sauce is rich with saffron and ginger.
Making your own pickled lemons makes such as difference, and it's not too much of an effort for the reward!

Thursday, 25 June 2015

Summer salads......

This rice salad is one of my favourite summer salads. Brown basmati rice, toasted almonds, grated carrot, coriander, cumin seed, and a zesty olive oil dressing. Perfect for picnics and to accompany the bbq. 

Saturday, 30 May 2015

Monday, 18 May 2015

Amazing feebdack...wow!

Just received an email from Jeanne regarding the Food Photography Workshop on May 1st and 2nd. 

.....We LOVED the food!  From the muffins on the first morning to the canap├ęs – all the food was just outstanding, and photogenic! Thanks you SO much – we really could not have done it without you and Beejal – you are both amazing!...

.......I'm smiling big time! 

Sunday, 17 May 2015

Good teamwork today!

At Robin Legard's party.....thank you Phillip Turner for this nice pic.

Getting the Wales garden ready for planting

1st task....dig up last years leeks and have a photo taken in a stupid hat
2nd - lay out your 'very fine harvest of leeks' and admire them... with some onions if you you have them handy

3rd.....obtain a hard working brother to rotivate your garden for you
4th - whilst the hard working brother is rotivating the garden, remember to admire the evening view

last, but most important of all, ensure your mother is on hand to supervise procedings!

Sunday, 10 May 2015

Feeling like a celebrity....


Food sylists, photographers and bloggers photographing my food last week!

Robin's birthday lunch at the Hampton Hill Playhouse on May 9th 2015

Chocolate roulade 
Everyones favourite yesterday....twice baked aubergine salad with ras el hanout
.....green bean salad with shallots, capers and Dijon vinaigrette
We love the Hampton Hill Playhouse.....what a great venue
.......we hope to be back!

the yummy bread from Lavelli bakery on the Askew Road....

Saturday, 25 April 2015

Canapes and Champagne at Rosenfield Porcini Gallery London April 23rd 2015

We had a great time on Thursday evening at the Rosenfield Porcini Gallery. The guests loved the canapes and the Champagne flowed. Amazing feedback from our client and the guests so we hope to be back.