Category Archive: In the kitchen

Triple ginger and rhubarb cheesecake

This is a fail proof, no bake, extremely delicious cheesecake which always receives a great reception. It can be made the day before and is best refrigerated overnight. I think it is the… Continue reading

Crostata di frutta with crema pasticcera

Crostata with Fresh Cream and Custard Many birthdays and cakes have passed amongst my Masters class, and I am slowly getting around to posting them. This birthday bake was for Andrea, my Italian… Continue reading

Olive oil, rosemary and chocolate cake

Some habits never die. I have always loved birthdays, not only my own which I ensure is a month long festival each year, but I love celebrating others. And I firmly believe that… Continue reading

One week into Italian life

I am one week into my new Italian adventure. And of course it is nothing less than¬†bellissimo! I am living in Northern Italy in a little town called Bra, yes let’s get all… Continue reading

Salted caramel chocolate cookies

Last Friday was my last day in the office of my real job in London. I am now posting this from Italy where I am about to embark on the gastronomical adventure of… Continue reading

Orange and raspberry polenta cakes

Polenta cake is so good, with Italian origins, of course it is. The crumbly and grainy texture and the fresh citrus flavour make the most delicious little cake you ever did taste. A… Continue reading

Rhubarb nut crumble cake

Only one good thing has come out of the distinct lack of summer we are experiencing; rhubarb is lingering. It’s been fooled into a false sense of spring security. And has caused me… Continue reading

Caramelised garlic tart

A tart which is not only very tasty but one that will also keep the vampires at bay. Caramelised garlic is deliciously sweet combined with a sharp blue goats cheese and topped with… Continue reading

Roasted cauliflower and fennel with chickpeas and spinach

This tasty warm salad is perfect for meat-free Monday’s. We all need more of those. Cauliflower is such an underrated vegetable, I think because it was abused through many a childhood, boiled to… Continue reading

Rhubarb and ginger upsidedown cake

With spring supposedly¬†immanent, rhubarb supplies are dwindling. And this makes me sad. It hasn’t been a great season for my pink fingered friends. Such a long and cold winter they struggled to come… Continue reading