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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.

Left Over Easter Chocolate Ice Cream
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Left Over Easter Chocolate Ice Cream

Don’t know about you,  but we seem to be overflowing with chocolate eggs and lindt bunnies but as I have very little will power and they are tempting me from the...

My top six most interesting and important cook books
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My top six most interesting and important cook books

    There are literally hundreds of good cookbooks. And blogs, YouTube videos and TV programmes stuffed full of recipes. I keep thinking cookbooks will be a thing of the...

Lemon Surprise Pud (otherwise known as Lemon Fluff)
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Lemon Surprise Pud (otherwise known as Lemon Fluff)

  This is an old-fashioned light as air, (but pretty fattening!) delicious dish. Definitely worth the calories. If not over baked the mix will separate in the oven into a...

Mac and Cauli Cheese
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Mac and Cauli Cheese

Mac and Cauli cheese ………The best way to get Cauliflower into Kids!!! Serves 6 Ingredients  1 small cauliflower 300g macaroni 40g butter 40g plain flour Good pinch chilli flakes ½...

Apricot and Pistachio stuffing balls- perfect for Easter
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Apricot and Pistachio stuffing balls- perfect for Easter

Apricot and Pistachio Stuffing Balls Here is an alternative stuffing which can be served with your turkey or prepared in advance and frozen to serve with other roast meats. It’s...

Simnel Cake
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Simnel Cake

Simnel Cake Sadly, fewer and fewer cooks make a Simnel Cake, which to my mind is much nicer than the heavier Christmas cake. The distinguishing features of a Simnel cake...