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‘One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.’ – Virginia woolf. As someone who has spent her whole life around food I couldn’t agree more. Food and eating together is wonderful. A kitchen table exploding with laughter and stories really is the best tonic. When I was running kitchens we always had team lunches where we could sit, chat and relax. Even now I love having a kitchen table full.

I also believe that food has the ability to break down boundaries and challenge perceptions. Clink has trained prisoners to cook and serve in restaurants based in prisons- the Cardiff one now has a Michelin star. A second chance is sometimes all that’s needed. As a self-confessed greedy person (who always needs to lose a stone) I love food and I always will do.

How to….Kitchen Hacks
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How to….Kitchen Hacks

How to …..Kitchen Hacks Before lockdown I was useless with technology. Still am, but back then I would have nothing to do with iphone videos.  I wouldn’t even send a...

Butternut squash tatin with harissa butter
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Butternut squash tatin with harissa butter

 My squash tatin is a delicious twist on the usual sweet one.  A tasty vegetarian, lunch time or supper dish that is a little bit sweet but spicy too....

Choc Chip Cookies
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Choc Chip Cookies

I originally created this Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe for my Grandchildren’s school during lockdown. It was a bit of fun that the children and parents could have together. It is...

NEW – ‘The Vegetarian Kitchen’ cook book
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NEW – ‘The Vegetarian Kitchen’ cook book

I knew Peta was a great cook and a fantastic baker and pastry chef. But I was a bit nervous that she might not write well, and that I’d be...

Apples- a glut of them and a #freezerhack
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Apples- a glut of them and a #freezerhack

There’s only so much apple chutney a girl can make.   If, like me, you cannot bear to see the apples rotting on the ground, and you enjoy the old-fashioned...

Super easy pizza recipe
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Super easy pizza recipe

Pizza recipe A simple and easy to cook lunch that will appeal to adults and children alike. The trick with pizza is thin dough and a blazing hot oven. Preheat...