Diary


Twice-cooked fish and smoked pork

Twice-cooked fish and smoked pork

I had a wonderful booking at the weekend where a son had booked a meal for his parents’ Birthdays. With my own mum having a significant Birthday approaching it has made me appreciate the standard..

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Cooking in Hoi An

Cooking in Hoi An

In 2006 I did a cookery class in Ho Chi Minh City. I adore Vietnamese food so was very excited to learn how to make dishes such as fresh spring rolls and caramel fish. Last week I was back in..

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Spring Clean for both Studio and Mind

Spring Clean for both Studio and Mind

Gloucester Studio takes a fair bashing at events from spilt wine and marshmallows to the ash from the fire. No matter how I try to keep on top of it every now and again I need to scrub the place..

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Frost at Gloucester Studio

Frost at Gloucester Studio

It has been freezing recently so I was somewhat trepidatious as I approached the weekend’s meal. The joy of the Fire Kitchen is its proximity to Gloucester Studio but while cooking over fire keeps..

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A foodie day with the kids

A foodie day with the kids

My husband and I decided not to buy each other presents for Christmas in 2016. It wasn’t from any grand anti-materialism gesture. It was more that we both prefer experiences to possessions and as..

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Christmas in the Fire Kitchen

Christmas in the Fire Kitchen

I was a bit lax about updating this blog last year so it’s a New Year’s Resolution to post something each Monday because the truth is, a lot happens at Gloucester Studio and I really ought to keep..

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Crowdfunding the new Fire Kitchen

Crowdfunding the new Fire Kitchen

I’ve been terribly lax about updating this blog but it’s been for very exciting reasons. I can’t say anything about the TV programs I’ve been filming but I can announce a new outdoor kitchen for..

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GDA Fundraiser

GDA Fundraiser

On Sunday I donated my time to cater a fundraiser for the GDA. Despite the weather worsening as the day wore on, I was able to cook and serve everyone before it rained.

I spent Saturday slow..

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