Vanessa Kimbell and the Juniper and Rose Cookery School Northampton

Juniper and Rose Cookery School

In the earliest days of my blogging journey, some two and a half years ago, I met Vanessa Kimbell, a cookery writer inspired by ethical and sustainable food, a brilliant photographer and author of Prepped! I had joined Team Prepped! helping Vanessa test some of the recipes in her book, getting an inside glimpse into writing… 

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Courses: Food Styling at Leiths School of Food and Wine with Sarah Cook

My final project shot - Polish Pancakes with Cream Cheese - photo by Stuart Ovenden

“Food Styling: The perfect outlet to combine an artistic eye and culinary talent.” – Sarah Cook, BBC Good Food Magazine Since starting my food blog, and even before, I’ve always been very keen to attend courses and to learn new skills. Given that I’ve always been interested in cooking, most of the courses I’ve taken have… 

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National Cupcake Week and A Course at Cakes 4 Fun


It almost passed me by, but did you know that this week is National Cupcake Week? Yes, officially this is the week that everybody should be flicking on their ovens to get baking some of these scrumptious little morsels. Whenever I think of cupcakes, I am reminded of the course I took at Cakes 4 Fun over in… 

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A Pasta Class with Katie Caldesi

A couple of weeks ago, I got to spend the day with Katie Caldesi at her home taking an Italian cookery class as my birthday treat. I can think of no better way to spend a day than taking a cookery course; they are fun, relaxing and most of all, you always come away with so much knowledge and plenty… 

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Cookery Scool Review: Le Manoir Aux Quatre Saisons (Blanc Vite)

So, my event-of-the-year is fast approaching, although it is actually last year’s Christmas present from the lovely Rich and Anna. It is an invitation for hubby and I to attend an Evening with Raymond Blanc at the luxurious Le Manoir Aux Quat’ Saisons.  I’ve waited almost a whole year, still in the same level of shock as when I opened… 

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