Thus far Autumn has been absurdly stressful at Gloucester Studio. Firstly, my card reader broke (I prefer not to badmouth people so shan’t say which one it was) and while my lovely diners were..
While I had a number of ideas for my first Pyromaniac Prototype meal on the 18th of September, a visit to my mum a few days prior clarified what I was going to make for the starter when I saw her..
Wow, that’s quite the mouthful! And going by my diners, it was a very nice one too. In fact I got a lovely compliment from Donna Cook who told me she isn’t a dessert person but she loved it. I had..
Oh happy days. After months of lockdown then slowly trying to unpick the rules, last Friday night I welcomed six guests to Gloucester Studio (for the time being this is how many people I’m..
I had some great news last Friday and while Mini Chef and I have adjusted pretty well to lock down due to Covid19, it was strange not being able to celebrate as we usually would. For this kind of..
Even before lock down, I was very much against food waste but whereas a few leftover cupcakes could be thrown in the freezer for the future, with flour still a little tricky to get hold of, I’m..
Despite my love of cooking over fire I am absolutely not a camper. I like decent water pressure from a hot shower and sleep on high thread count cotton sheets. Sitting around a camp fire in a..
With baking banana bread and making a sourdough starter top of every middle class Coronavirus checklist how could I resist sharing my own recipe?
Baking has been a surprisingly contentious issue..
On the 23rd of April I decided to throw a virtual sleepover for Mini Chef to celebrate him and his friends following the rules for a month of lock down. It was absolutely wonderful for him to see..