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Rice Pudding, With Bygone Memories

It never fails to fascinate me the power of food over emotion and how the taste of a particular dish or the smell of it cooking flashes up bygone memories. It makes me smile when I am asked to prepare…

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Chocolate Mint Cheesecake

Continuing with the theme of "gathering recipes for the holiday entertaining" here is a dessert that will blow the socks off your guests. In fact, my tip would be to double the recipe so that you have a spare one…

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Chicken Eden Isle

With the Holidays just around the corner it's a great time to start collecting recipes for when the family arrive. It's always good to have some "do ahead" dishes as well as some " cheap, simple and few ingredients" dishes.…

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Cooking Lamb Stew, it’s that time of year

Love this time of year when the temperatures drop. Currently 49 degrees in Dallas and the perfect time of the year for slow braising. This means instead of taking that leg of lamb and butterflying it onto the grill we…

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A Good Muffin for the Weekend ?

You can't beat a good muffin ! I used to bake them fresh each morning at Kensington Palace for Princes' William and Harry. Williams favorite were 'Peanut Butter and Jelly' I added the chopped bacon to counter the sweetness of…

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Cooking The Perfect Steak With My Eyes Closed

I remember my old Savoy hotel days in London, rattling pans in the River Restaurant kitchen where the brigade of 70 chefs were split up into a system set up by Auguste Escoffier in the late 19th century and adapted all over the…

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The Tastiest Crab Cakes Ever

Crab cakes make the best appetizers for any event, especially football games and whenever I am planning a menu they are always first on the list. What I like about them is that they can be made ahead, even the…

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Buckingham Palace Tomato Soup

I love this change in the weather and how it affects our eating habits. The days of rustling up a salad or light sandwich and sitting outside enjoying the warm summer days have about done for this year. Instead the…

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Lemon Meringue Pie Shooters

With the holidays fast approaching, anyone with family coming to stay is already turning their thoughts to what food to prepare this year. Should we do the same repetitive menu or maybe jazz up the traditional holiday menu this year for…

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