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MTT: Iced Tea With Newby

June 12, 2017
Iced Tea with Newby

This weekend was International Iced Tea Day (way more virtuous than World Gin Day which also fell on the Saturday just gone ;) and luxury tea maker Newby challenged me to enjoy a refreshing iced tea in its honour.…

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MTT: Elderflower Madelines

June 7, 2017
Elderflower Madelines

I have to say I was dubious of these Elderflower Madelines at first, normally eschewing any kind of flower in my food (wtf is it with sticking overpowering Rose or Lavender in my ice cream? Stop it!). But I was SO surprised with just how subtle and light the taste of Elderflower is in these cakes - delicious!…

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Food Diary: A Day Of Helpful Little Swaps

May 24, 2017
healthy choices with Tesco

As a long-term fan of healthy eating, I know how to make the right choices. My daily diet is usually a pleasing mix of fruit and veg, carbs and protein, with the odd lip-smacking fried chicken or burger dish thrown in for good measure. But still, I do have a habit of falling off the wagon. Because I’m only human and as much as I try to convince myself of the contrary, deep fried stuff tastes better than salad. It’s science,…

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Win! An Everdure by Heston BBQ Worth £599 from Kettler

May 4, 2017

Summer is so close I can almost smell it, and over here the season smells like cut grass, SPF 40 and, our absolute favourite, BBQs. In our house we’ve always been a fan of the BBQ, and it’s one of my favourite methods of cooking. The kids love it too – sausages, chicken, vegetables (yeah right – sweetcorn if you’re lucky) – and the start of summer always heralds the firing up of our outdoor grill. It’s a real family…

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MTT: Sweetcorn Fritters

April 19, 2017
Sweetcorn fritter recipe

Last week, on what was thus far the warmest day of the year, I took myself off to do one of my favourite things: a solo working lunch. It’s the perfect situation… I order up some gorgeous food, sit on my laptop and run through emails, or read my favourite blogs and incept ideas for clients and myself. Only this lunchtime there was a fatal flaw in the plan. The sunshine. Sitting outside (duh, I’m British and it was above…

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#CookandShare with Waitrose This Easter

April 10, 2017
#CookandShare with Waitrose

I once dated somebody who wasn’t really into food. “What’s the point?” he would say. “Food is only fuel to run your body”. This particular man had managed to get to the age of 32 without having tried either stilton or avocado which should have been red-flag enough, but glutton for punishment that I am I went along with a couple more dates with him to Nandos. Apparently I wasn’t grateful enough to be the beneficiary of his loyalty points-chicken after one particular…

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MTT: Buttermilk Fried Chicken

April 3, 2017
buttermilk fried chicken

Without a doubt, the thing I miss most about all the time I’ve spent in New York is the fried chicken. My obsession developed about three years ago, on a visit to Sweet Chick on Bedford Ave in Brooklyn. It’s a restaurant devoted to fried chicken (PRAISES!!), and ever since that first meal I’ve returned every trip to devour their fried chicken, maple syrup, waffles (browse this site to make your own at home) and shoestring fries. So freaking good.…

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Yorkshire Pudding Recipe

March 24, 2017
yorkshire pudding recipe

In my opinion, the best foods are the simplest ones done well. Take my favourite meal of all time: the mighty jacket potato with beans and cheese, perfected over many years to ensure a perfectly crisp outside and a creamy soft interior. Done right there’s absolutely nothing better, and it’s my go-to meal for when I need a warm hug from the inside. Which is why I reckon you can stick your soufflés and your reductions, your fancy oysters and…

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An Everdine Review: Do You Eat Frozen Food?

November 4, 2016
Everdine review

We don’t really do frozen food in this house. Correction – we didn’t really do frozen food in this house until my BFF introduced me to the lifesaving genius that is Waitrose’s frozen mashed potato (IT WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE). Also, I’ll chuck a couple of sausages in my freezer every so often if they’re about to go out of date and will often make up an extra child-sized lasagne to freeze for a backup meal, but other than that…

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MTT Does McDonald’s #ad

October 25, 2016
healthy happy meals

I always think that McDonald’s is a bit of a family institution. I’ve been going with my own parents ever since I was a tot – special treats only, once I even had a Ronald McDonald birthday there! – and it’s somewhere I have been happy to take my own kids as they’ve grown older. As an adult, there’s something really comforting about McDonald’s. There’s always room in my life for a Quarter Pounder with Cheese meal (yum) and you…

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