3 Ingredient Vintage Champagne Cocktail Recipe

  My husband’s 3 ingredient Vintage Champagne Cocktail is the perfect way to ring in the New Year. It takes just minutes to make. With lots of bubbles to keep things festive, the warm kick of brandy and a hint of citrus, it is sure to delight your guests. This is the first cocktail recipe Read More…

An Easier Way to Make Simple Syrup

Simple Syrup is an ingredient in many cocktails and cold drinks. If you put granulated or caster sugar into a cold drink, it can take ages to dissolve and sometimes you end up with a gritty texture. The beauty of simple syrup, also known as sugar syrup, is that it blends effortlessly into other liquids. To be Read More…

My Father’s Daughter by Gwyneth Paltrow

Photos Alex Harris Gwyneth Paltrow’s cookbook was published in the UK as ‘Notes from My Kitchen Table’, but I took pains to get hold of an American copy of the book as I loved the title ‘My Father’s Daughter’. Having lost my own Dad four years before, I really identified with the idea of writing Read More…

Two Delicious Smoothies

Photo credit Alex Harris I developed these recipes for Ribena Plus, a range of no added sugar fruit drinks and concentrates enriched with vitamins A, C and E or calcium. Smoothies are a healthy way to start the day or fill the ‘hungry gap’ between meals. It’s easy to keep the ingredients to make them on Read More…

Scalloped Root Vegetables

If you have an organic vegetable or CSA box delivered weekly, you can be sure of eating in season foods. The only trouble around this time of year is that you sometimes end up with an awful lot of root vegetables. Nothing against root vegetables you understand, but it can be hard to think up Read More…