Fresh Buffalo Mozzarella and Tomato Salad

Tomato Salad 2-1

I think this is my favourite salad. It is so easy to throw together and any variation on it is welcome at my table. This time, I used a fresh, creamy Buffalo Mozarella, bought from Tony’s Italian deli, Buongiorno Italia in St Albans. The tomatoes are fresh plum tomatoes, now in season. A handful of rocket leaves… 

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Ultimate Comfort Food: Quick Tuna Fish Pasta – to make us all better!


Well, we’ve gone from a great week to a not-so-great week. Half-term was brilliant, with exciting trips to our friends in Devon, a visit to Bath and then a trip home to my parents. When we came back we had a day to get ourselves organised before school although I then came down with a nasty cold… 

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A Bubbling Cauldron of Lamb Rapid Ragu (Nigella)


Yay, Sarah from Maison Cupcake has opened up a new round of Forever Nigella, a really popular blog event in which Nigella recipes old and new get a themed makeover. This month, excitingly, the theme is ‘Halloween Horrors‘ and Sarah has challenged us all to use our imaginations and create any Nigella dish we like, but we… 

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Sausage, Fennel Seed and Tomato Crostini

I want to win a week in a Tuscany Villa! I was recently challenged to create a Tuscan-inspired recipe, which included three key Tuscan ingredients – olive oil, tomatoes and Parmesan cheese. Tuscany, Tuscany, Tuscany… I last visited Tuscany around nine years ago, during a visit to my sister, who lives in a small village in the North of Italy…. 

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Tomato and Garlic Pasta and the Prepped launch


Last week I posted an interview with Vanessa Kimbell and hosted a competition to win a copy of her new book, Prepped! As mentioned in the post, Vanessa gave up her job in order to pursue her dream of writing a cookery book, documenting the process through her blog Writing a Cookery Book giving us all a fascinating glimpse… 

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