Spiced Halloumi Fries, Easy Marinara Dipping Sauce

Everyone’s been in the position before where friends have popped around for a cuppa and stayed longer than expected leading to the eventuality of making some snacks for guests. This recipe uses one of the greatest Cypriot exports; Halloumi. Use good quality halloumi, it makes a difference. The dipping sauce goes great with meatballs and… Continue reading Spiced Halloumi Fries, Easy Marinara Dipping Sauce

Squash, Honey & Ginger Soup with Toasted Pumpkin Seeds

The dark nights have set in, there’s a chill in the air, in the words of the Stark’s ‘Winter is Coming’. What better way to warm up than a lovely bowl of amber soup. This recipe will serve four. Ingredients 1 Large Butternut Squash, seeds removed & chopped 2 Large Carrots, peeled and finely chopped… Continue reading Squash, Honey & Ginger Soup with Toasted Pumpkin Seeds

Hadrian’s Wall Gin & Tonic Cheesecake

As you may or may not already know, I am working on a range of recipes with the Hadrian’s Wall Gin company. My first recipe was a Gin & Tonic Granita, perfect as a palate cleanser for a dinner party.  Today, I am sharing recipe number two. This one is a real crowd pleaser and… Continue reading Hadrian’s Wall Gin & Tonic Cheesecake

Pheasant & Apricot Tagine with Black Olives

How’s everyone enjoying the summer? I can’t believe it’s August already, how fast has this year flown by? Since my last recipe, I’ve been busy writing recipes, catering parties and had a trip down to London. August into September sees me doing a few classes at Outcook Cookery School in Alnwick, see http://www.outcook.co.uk for details.… Continue reading Pheasant & Apricot Tagine with Black Olives

Photoshoot Day!

A few weeks ago I had a photo shoot with Adrian Finlay of Adrian Finlay Photography. We originally connected through North East Hour on twitter, it’s an amazing platform for local businesses in the North East to network. We had an initial chat followed by a meeting to discuss options of what I could cook… Continue reading Photoshoot Day!

Rattling the Pots & Pans at OutCook

On Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st May, I spent my first weekend at OutCook cookery school in Alnwick, rattling the pots and pans doing a few demonstrations and teaching a class on the respective days. On Saturday, the Outlook HEC (OutCook’s big brother) Showroom was re-launched with invited guests given the opportunity to check out… Continue reading Rattling the Pots & Pans at OutCook