Month: April 2014

Spaghetti Carbonara Recipe | Pasta Carbonara | Carbonara Sauce

Spaghetti Carbonara Recipe | Pasta Carbonara | Carbonara Sauce

This Spaghetti Carbonara recipe is a wonderfully simple yet delicious pasta carbonara recipe. The origins of a carbonara sauce is a topic of debate and but pasta carbonara’s popularity is not. Spaghetti carbonara recipes vary dramatically, but I like to cook a pasta carbonara that is […]

Judging the Great Agency Bake Off

Judging the Great Agency Bake Off

On Friday I spent my entire morning eating cakes. It was a dirty job but I was happy to take one for the team and gorge myself on brownies, cakes, macaroons and all things sweet that require baking! To console myself from such gastronomic hedonism […]

Salt Baked Fish | Salmon Recipes | Salt Dough Recipe

Salt Baked Fish | Salmon Recipes | Salt Dough Recipe

Salt baked fish cooked via a salt dough recipe is divine, it holds in all the moisture creating a deliciously succulent fish. I’ve done a lot of salmon recipes, but this particular salt baked salmon recipe is a total show stopper that adds a little […]

Masterchef Episode 12 – Quarter-finals

Masterchef Episode 12 – Quarter-finals

After getting through the first round; I made an appearance on MasterChef Series 10, episode 12. Bloody hell..is this really happening?!

Leftover Spaghetti Frittata Recipe courtesy of my Brother in Law! | Leftover Spaghetti Recipe

Leftover Spaghetti Frittata Recipe courtesy of my Brother in Law! | Leftover Spaghetti Recipe

My brother-in-laws bacon and egg frittata recipe is perfect to use up leftover spaghetti. But first, what the hell is a frittata? Is it an overcooked omelette? Is it a quiche without the pastry? I’m not quite sure.. But I am sure that my brother-in-laws […]

Theo on MasterChef…gulp…and my top 3 quotes!

Theo on MasterChef…gulp…and my top 3 quotes!

Theo Michaels meet Masterchef, MasterChef meet Theo Michaels… Series 10, episode 11 – MasterChef Amateurs series. At exactly 20.00 on BBC 1 on Thursday 17th April yours truly appeared on MasterChef.

Duck Breast with Prune and Chocolate Red Wine Sauce – duck breast recipes

Duck Breast with Prune and Chocolate Red Wine Sauce – duck breast recipes

Cooking duck breast couldn’t be easier and my duck breast recipe with chocolate and prune sauce is just delicious. I love duck; in fact anything that quacks is fine by me and this recipe doesn’t disappoint. Succulent duck breast complimented with a rich velvety prune and […]

River rafting in Yangshuo and the Pet Stir-Fry I can’t mention.. | Backpacking through China

River rafting in Yangshuo and the Pet Stir-Fry I can’t mention.. | Backpacking through China

Yangshuo offers a feast for backpackers travelling through China. The Yulong river lazily meanders through Yangshuo, chaperoned by towering limestone karst peaks. Yangshuo offers an irresistible street market selling Chinese antiques that for the first time you hope are ‘Made In China’. A buzzing night food market that, well, I’ll […]

Train Travel in India, Specifically Old Delhi – ever tried buying train tickets? Ha!

Train Travel in India, Specifically Old Delhi – ever tried buying train tickets? Ha!

Train travel in India is wonderful; in fact I’d go so far to say that it is one of lifes great adventures and if you have the means, time and inclination you should travel through India on it’s legendary Indian railway. But buying train tickets […]

Prawn Curry Recipe – have a Ruby Murray tonight!

Prawn Curry Recipe – have a Ruby Murray tonight!

Prawn Curry Recipe (aka my prawn ruby murray) – an easy curry recipe to create a rich and fragrant prawn curry packed with flavour and utterly delicious. My Prawn Curry recipe offers real depth of flavour with a rich smoky tomato base, slightly sweet with a […]

Sea bass Recipe – Steamed Sea bass with Ginger and Sesame Oil Dressing

Sea bass Recipe – Steamed Sea bass with Ginger and Sesame Oil Dressing

My sea bass recipe is really delicate with a fragrant ginger and sesame oil dressing. For this sea bass recipe I find steaming the sea bass keeps it incredibly succulent and moist. It delivers such a clean pure taste that your body thanks you for […]

Welcome to India and Good Morning Old Delhi!

Welcome to India and Good Morning Old Delhi!

Good morning India! It’s 2am and we arrive at Delhi airport; greeted by another world – a combination of menace through smiling faces welcomes us. We jump straight into a 1920`s looking cab and head to Majnu Ka Tilla – the Tibetan refugee colony north […]

Vang Vieng tubing and 4000 islands Laos

Vang Vieng tubing and 4000 islands Laos

Vang Vieng Tubing may be incredibly unsafe, culturally void of any value and be a downright pleasure seeking activity. But loved it. And if they still do it one day I’ll take my kids to go tubing in Vang Vieng. But then I’ll balance it […]

How To Make Fondant Potatoes | Fondant Potatoes with Garlic and Rosemary

How To Make Fondant Potatoes | Fondant Potatoes with Garlic and Rosemary

How to make fondant potatoes I hear you ask! Fondant potatoes are a glorious indulgent thing. I can take absolutely no credit whatsoever for these golden buttery bites of heaven. But since a fontant potato recipe is incredibly easy and tasty I thought I’d share […]

Mojave Desert Fever – how not to die by two stupid backpackers..

Mojave Desert Fever – how not to die by two stupid backpackers..

Mojave Desert. Just take that in for a moment; the Mojave Desert. Here is a quick life lesson for everyone reading – never, ever, ever, drive into the Mojave desert (or any desert for that matter) without taking note of the way back, in fact […]

Banana Pancake Recipe – Banana Pancake Trail Laos

Banana Pancake Recipe – Banana Pancake Trail Laos

My Banana Pancake Recipe is a replcation of the crispy sweet banana pancakes found on the travellers Banana Pancake Trail throughout Asia. This banana pancake recipe isn’t what you might expect, it’s crispy, sweet and delicious. It also pays homage to the infamous banana pancake […]

Salmon en Croute Recipe – Salmon Parcels with some va va voom!

Salmon en Croute Recipe – Salmon Parcels with some va va voom!

Salmon en croute recipe – a classic, little salmon parcels lovingly enveloped in puff pastry and layered with a rich mushroom sauce. For my salmon en croute recipe, instead of making little individual salmon parcels I always use a whole side of salmon. The reason? Simple, deep down I’m an […]


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