Vineyard – best thing ever – tomato essence

This was such an amazing dish from the Vineyard. It is pure fresh zingy tomato that wows your taste buds and your brain. When the delightful Saffron, an incredible member of staff, suggested the tomato essence I knew better than to argue. What was produced was a plain white bowl with a tablespoon of tapioca, […]

Oh yes Summer is here and the garden beckons

Despite not having a pizza oven or Green Egg (like L’Ortolan) I still love to eat in the garden whenever I can. Last week we celebrated Jordan‘s birthday for what seemed the 8th time, she is very similar to my daughter Rachel! She had some friends and her dad over and we had various friends […]

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

My worst nightmare has come true (besides losing any more teeth due to malnutrition, this is true by the way and I am looking for a kind tooth fairy!!!) . I have been invited to what sounds like the most gorgeous and wonderful event in the world, a demonstration then eating of fruits de mer […]

Bumpkins – London

This s a trip I made a couple of months ago to Bumpkins where the chef was kind enough to give me a quick interview for Kennet Radio as well.  As it was all a bit spur of the moment the photos aren’t great but you get an idea of their food which is […]

The Black Boy, Shinfield

Yesterday was a good day up to a point. At the weekend I went to Gerald Vernon Jacksons partnership ceremony which was fantastic in all ways. The day went beautifully, happiness flooded the gorgeous surroundings and strangers became friends. I wasn’t drinking (yes, yes I know) even though the champagne and canapés were flowing. Speeches […]