Friday, 24 October 2014

afternoon tea cake.

it's no secret that i love afternoon tea. my mum and i often scout out somewhere to enjoy the cutest of cakes, soldier like sandwiches and neverending pots of tea. 

when i saw that denby were hosting an afternoon tea themed cake off, i couldn't wait to get involved. i thought, how can i make something that resembles afternoon tea, as well as could be nibbled at one? with our best blue denby crockery and sadler romeo and juliet teapot, i laid the table for afternoon tea and got creative for the main event. cake, of course.

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

creative cooking with quark: the lake district dairy co.

cooking with quark just got interesting thanks to the lake district dairy co. with creamy garlic & herb, zingy tikka and tasty tomato & basil, the quark based sauces are said to be naturally high in protein, low in fat and yet deliciously indulgent. the lovely lot over at the dairy sent me their new sauces to try, along with the components to create a diverse range of recipes. 

with a mouthwatering menu and fresh ingredients, i couldn't wait to see how the sauces fared on filling me up, balancing out fresh flavours and feeling a little bit naughtier than they actually were.

Monday, 20 October 2014

burger & lobster.

at burger & lobster, the choice is simple. burger or lobster? lobster or burger? or if you're feeling particularly indecisive, a bit of both when shared with a friend. i headed over to the soho branch when i was down in london last. having just been at the trek vs. food event, i'm still not sure how i had room.

Friday, 17 October 2014

pumpkin chinese steamed buns.

planning a halloween party this year? make sure you have all those spooky essentials at the ready. pumpkin? check! scary decorations? check! fancy dress outfit? check! chop sticks... what? 

when traditional chinese sauce brand lee kum kee got in touch to see how i fancied writing a chinese pumpkin recipe i couldn't wait to step up to the challenge. inspired by my trip to flesh & buns, i set about developing a chinese steamed bun recipe.