Uttam’s Gary

Uttam’s Gary

Terrible thing when you nearly run out of something special.  Especially when you’ve had it for 10 years.  This happened to me recently when I nearly ran out of the garam masala I had been given by Uttam.  He was a Nepalese chef and we ran a kitchen together, it was my first job in […]

Samphire Kimchi

Samphire Kimchi

After eating samphire for literally breakfast, lunch and dinner for a week following the Samphire Safari,  I spoke to my private chef friend and she said I should try fermenting the stuff.  Samphire Kimchi was created to preserve the forage. I’ve had it in the fridge for about 2 months now and I’m getting worried my housemate-Josie is addicted to it. […]

Healthy Snack Guy

Healthy Snack Guy

Healthy snack guy or I just refer to him as ‘snack guy’ is one of my good mates.  At work I struggle with being the hungriest person ever in the morning and afternoon and I certainly don’t keep lots of food in the work fridge (that’s a weird and foreign concept to me for some reason). […]

Savoury Mince Pies

I never used to like mince pies when I was little so I always made savoury ones.  Cheese and sweetcorn and pastry-what is not to like!  I have updated the recipe since I was little to get a bit more grown up.   I won the bronze award in my bake off at work recently […]

Boxing day Turkey Curry from Scratch

Boxing day Turkey Curry from Scratch

I’ve adapted this recipe as it comes from my first chef job, working in a Pizzeria funnily enough. The restaurant would be eating pizza but the place would smell of the most delicious curry as my Nepalese colleague ‘Uttam’ would cook dinner for us. I was banned from using cutlery and I soon found it quicker […]