Christmas Biscotti – My take on an Italian classic

Biscotti or cantucci ( most commonly in Tuscany ) are delicious twice-baked Italian biscuit usually made with almonds.

Linzer Biscuits – Traditional Christmas Baking

What are Linzer Biscuits? A Linzertorte is a tart made using a rich buttery sable pastry. Popular at Christmas the pastry is flavoured with almond, cinnamon and lemon zest. Traditionally the pastry case is then filled with blackcurrant jam and topped with a lattice pastry top. The first recipe for Linzertorte dates back to Austrian … Continue reading Linzer Biscuits – Traditional Christmas Baking

Crab Bisque

My Shellfish Bisque

I’ve recently featured a lot of soup recipes. From a really tasty store cupboard classic to a spicy Thai inspired coconut fish soup. In the run-up to Christmas I’ve just time for one more, a rich Shellfish Bisque. Now as you would expect living on an island and working as a chef, I have recipes for … Continue reading My Shellfish Bisque

Start your Christmas Culinary Countdown on Stir up Sunday

Stir up Sunday Stir up Sunday? Christmas Culinary Countdown? What is that I hear you cry? Well this Sunday is thirty days before Christmas and a week before Advent. Advent, yes the thing with the calendar! Stir up Sunday is a Victorian tradition where the family gathered together to make the Christmas pudding or plum … Continue reading Start your Christmas Culinary Countdown on Stir up Sunday

My Cantonese style Pork

My Best Chinese Recipes – A reason for blogging

What I really think about Chinese food is the wonderful mix of slightly sweet and salty soy, a little sour rice wine, some chilli and ginger bite, crisp vegetables tossed in delicious sauces and succulent melt in the mouth meats.

Six Sensational Seasonal Soup Recipes

Autumn has arrived here in Jersey and we have had some wonderful crisp, bright sunny days and cooler evenings. These are perfect for walking along the coastal paths and beautiful country lanes and building up an appetite. I love Autumn because there are some wonderful fruit and vegetables in season such as cooking apples for … Continue reading Six Sensational Seasonal Soup Recipes

Smoked Haddock Kedgeree – A Great British Classic Recipe for British Food Fortnight

There is an Indian influence to kedgeree, but it is a particularly British interpretation. Kedgeree is thought to have originated with the British colonial servants returning to Britain after working in India.

Classic Christmas Cake

My Classic Fruit Cake Recipe – Crumbs it’s that time of year again!

This is my go-to recipe for fruitcake, rich and flavoursome enough for a christening or wedding cake or our family Christmas Cake.