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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.

Onions and Mushrooms a la Grecque
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Onions and Mushrooms a la Grecque

Onions and mushrooms a la Grecque    A la Grecgue isn’t Greek at all but denotes stewing  in a spicy, herby  French dressing. Almost any veg is good served a...

Orange, Rhubarb and Pomegranate cake- Gluten Free
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Orange, Rhubarb and Pomegranate cake- Gluten Free

Since this orange, rhubarb and pomegranate cake takes a couple of hours and a lot of ingredients, I reckon it’s best for a special occasion for a lot of people...

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....

Prue’s Seville Orange Marmalade
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Prue’s Seville Orange Marmalade

Over the last couple of years I have started to make jam and marmalade with my Grandchildren- which is hot, sticky and messy fun! Ingredients   1 kg Seville oranges...

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...

What is the perfect picnic food?
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What is the perfect picnic food?

Picnics are great fun and food always tastes better eaten outside. A delicious selection of sandwiches and salads will always be a crowd pleaser. Here are my picnic tips… Sandwiches...