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THE THREE CHIMNEYS HOT MARMALADE PUDDING

‘Marmalade. You either love it or loathe it – and I adore it’… begins Shirley Spear in her new book The Three Chimneys Marmalade Bible. Shirley Spear and her husband Eddie opened the internationally acclaimed The Three Chimneys on the Isle of Skye in 1984. Although they had no previous experience…

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THE GOLF INN, GULLANE

Staying away in a hotel or Inn always feels rather special. Its always great to get away, even if its just for one night, and it offers something you can never really recreate at home…indulgence, relaxation, a comfier bed than your own, people to look after you, no need to…

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24 HOURS IN MONTPELLIER WITH LE PAIN QUOTIDIEN

I was lucky enough to be invited to Montpellier recently, to visit the home of Alain Coumont, founder of Le Pain Quotidien, an opportunity I could not pass up. If you’re not familiar with Le Pain Quotidien, let me fill you in….it is a restaurant and boulangerie chain known for…

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ROASTED GRAPES WITH GOATS CHEESE & HONEY

One of my favourite things to do if I find mysef with any free time over a weekend is watch the utterly marvellous Ina Garten, otherwise known at Barefoot Contessa on the Food Network. I have spoken about my love of her before. Recently, I saw an episode where she…

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ALCHEMILLA, GLASGOW

I have recently left my beloved London and moved to my hometown of Glasgow, Scotland. I was initially rather worried I would miss the sheer volume and variety of restaurants, stalls and markets that I was lucky to be bombarded with in London, but even in my first week, I have eaten some…

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BRUNCH AT JAZ & JUL’S

Jaz & Jul’s in Islington have recently launched a new chocolate-themed weekend brunch at their Chocolate House on Chapel Market, just a few minutes walk from Angel tube station. I LOVE a good brunch, so my friend Kirsty and I popped in to try it out a couple of weekends ago.…

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SHORYU, COVENT GARDEN

Shoryu Ramen is one of those places I keep walking past thinking ‘I must pop in there one of these days’ and then something crops up or a new place opens and I forget. Then a few weeks ago I found out that a new branch of Shoryu (their sixth) had…

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LEMON AND ROSEMARY ALMOND CAKE

I recently bought John Whaite’s fab new book Perfect Plates In 5 Ingredients…in which each recipe has just 5 ingredients (plus the essentials of olive oil/butter/salt/pepper). The more baking and cooking I do, the more I love a straighforward recipe with as few ingredients as possible. As soon as I see…

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TIME OUT LOVE LONDON AWARDS – MY PUTNEY

As you may already know, I absolutely adore London. I am pretty much obsessed with it and every single day I feel lucky to be living in this incredible metropolis. I genuinely still get butterflies in my tummy when I walk around it and love that I discover new things…

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UKAI, NOTTING HILL

A few weeks ago I met up with an old friend for dinner in Notting Hill. Now, its been a while since I’ve been in that neck of the woods so she suggested we go to Ukai, a Japanese restaurant on Portobello Road which used to be Bed Bar, an…

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BLACK ROE, MAYFAIR

I first heard about pokē (pronounced poh-keh) last year when predictions were flying around as to what food trends would be big in 2016. It seems they were right about this one. Pokē is a kind of Hawaiian ceviche, the word itself means “chunk” or “to cut” in Hawaiian so its is essentially thick…

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ROAST CHICKEN & CHORIZO

I had friends over for dinner a couple of nights ago and I wanted to make something easy to prepare, yet really tasty. So I made my go-to recipe of roast chicken and chorizo. It is ridiculously simple to make, yet tastes like you’ve put loads of effort into it.…

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