Westcombe Cheddar Rarebit on Fruit Loaf

Westcombe Cheddar Rarebit on Fruit Loaf

inspired by The Pony & Trap Last but by no means least we have my cheese course for my fantasy seven course, seven restaurant menu. I love cheese. It’s a bit of an addiction really. There’s always far too much of it in the fridge.…

Tarte Tatin

Tarte Tatin

inspired by Wilsons For the dessert course we are leaving London and I am taking inspiration from further afield. I’m heading to Bristol, without leaving my kitchen. Lockdown friendly imaginary travel only at the moment. Do you ever get a sense that you will love…

Apple & Rhubarb Crumble with Custard

Apple & Rhubarb Crumble with Custard

inspired by Society Standard There is nothing better to do on a Sunday than eat a roast dinner. Except perhaps follow that with pudding. A Sunday roast, whether it be with family at home or out at a pub, is something I miss. I may…

Vanilla & Passion Fruit Cheesecake, Passion Fruit Sorbet

Vanilla & Passion Fruit Cheesecake, Passion Fruit Sorbet

inspired by Roux at Parliament Square After two weeks without a kitchen I’m really starting to miss cooking. Sure I’ve made some salads and bits, but the closest I’ve come to cooking in the last fortnight is pouring some boiling water over some rice noodles.…

Lemon Posset with Raspberries & Shortbread

Lemon Posset with Raspberries & Shortbread

inspired by Clos Maggiore This all started with a plate of kipper carbonara. Yup, you heard that right. Kipper Carbonara. Aidan’s been wanted to make this dish for ages. It’s a Hugh Fearnley-Whitingstall recipe from his River Cottage Fish Book. But a mix of me…

Day 100: Raspberry Soufflé with Raspberry Sorbet

Day 100: Raspberry Soufflé with Raspberry Sorbet

inspired by Lympstone Manor It really was a no brainer when I had to decide what to cook today. To mark my 100th post. It had to be a soufflé. Not only because a soufflé represents a certain level of cooking skill. It’s renowned on…

Day 94: Buttermilk Pudding with Roasted Peach

Day 94: Buttermilk Pudding with Roasted Peach

inspired by St John Restaurant There aren’t many foods that I don’t like. I’m not a fan of meringue, but if someone made me a pavlova I’d eat it to be polite. I don’t see why people make a fuss about marshmallows. Marmite? I don’t…

Day 78: Chocolate Caprese

Day 78: Chocolate Caprese

inspired by Cafe Murano After finally using my soufflé moulds it’s time to own up to another bit of kitchen kit that I’ve had for ages and never used. A round, springform cake tin. Aidan very kindly bought me a whole load of baking stuff…

Day 71: Banana Sticky Toffee Pudding with Butterscotch Sauce

Day 71: Banana Sticky Toffee Pudding with Butterscotch Sauce

inspired by The Lady Ottoline With the knowledge that the rest of the week is looking cooler, less sunny and altogether less summery it means what I want to eat will change. Rather than getting excited about barbecues, salads and lighter dishes I want something…

Day 57: Tart au Citron

Day 57: Tart au Citron

inspired by Casse-Croûte After being inspired by The Garrison I’ve been thinking about Bermondsey Street. One of my favourite streets in London. Mainly because it’s got so many good restaurants on it. One of which is Casse-Croûte. A tiny French bistro complete with chalkboard menu,…