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New in the Kitchen May 2016

New in the Kitchen May 2016

It's a funny time of year at the moment. I'm not sure whether to make myself a cold drink and sit outside or have a nice cup of tea and snuggle down on the sofa. Luckily enough with the bits and bobs I've been trying for this month's 'New in the Kitchen' I have had all sorts of things to try no … Read More

Baked Aubergine, Halloumi and Tomato Mashed Potato

Baked Aubergine, Halloumi and Tomato Mashed Potato - All That I'm Eating

Sundried tomatoes, paste and pesto always hang around for a bit in my kitchen. I never seem to use a whole tub or jar so am left with trying to find different ways to use them up. And why not mix them with mashed potato! This Baked Aubergine, Halloumi and Tomato Mashed Potato is really rather very … Read More

Harissa Chicken with Quinoa, Avocado and Mango Salad

Harissa Chicken with Quinoa, Avocado and Mango - All That I'm Eating

How many times do you think about what to make for dinner and end up with a seemingly impossible list of requirements for that one meal? It needs to be filling, but without being too full of fat, tasty without being too salty or sugary, balanced and preferably something interesting. Welcome to every … Read More

Easy White Bean Stew with Purple Sprouting Broccoli

Easy White Bean Stew and Purple Sprouting Broccoli - All That I'm Eating

Wholesome food always makes you feel good; it's made from humble ingredients and is full of good things like beans, vegetables and whole grains. I normally eat slow cooked, what I would describe as wholesome, meals in the autumn and winter but this easy white bean stew with purple sprouting broccoli … Read More

New In The Kitchen April 2016

Newton's Apple Fizz

I know it's technically May but the end of April crept up on me somewhat and before I knew it I'd run out of time to post this in April. It's been a busy month again this month and new in the kitchen were some gluten free products, soft drinks and Belgian waffles. This month has been a bit less … Read More

River Cottage Canteen Winchester


Winchester is home to many lovely things. A cathedral with an excellent second hand bookshop round the back, a marvellous independent tea shop and now, although I say now it has been there for some time, the River Cottage Canteen Winchester. It’s in such a lovely setting, next to the river Itchen in … Read More

Topped Chocolate

Topped Chocolate - honeycomb and pumpkin seed

I wasn't quite sure what to call this when I first made it but it's become known as Topped Chocolate in my kitchen. There have been a few different flavours and so far this one, with honeycomb and pumpkin seeds, has been my favourite. It's not a complicated recipe by any means and you can add almost … Read More

Three Ingredient Date and Coconut Bites

Date and Coconut Bites

There are an awful lot of new 'healthy' or 'superfoods' around at the moment and they are everywhere you look. Avocados, coconut oil, seeds and berries, cacao nibs; the list goes on. Now, I'll try anything once and I have had a flirtation with all of the aforementioned foods but what happens when … Read More

Five Days in New York: How To Do Everything

Jacqueline Kennedy Reservoir - New York - All That I'm Eating

So you’ve booked your flights and hotel to the Big Apple and it’s a little while until you go, plenty of time to plan. You start looking online for ideas and inspiration for where to go and what to see; it’s all a bit overwhelming and you tell yourself you’ll come back to it. You buy a guidebook, … Read More

Beer, Mustard and Onion Macaroni Cheese

Beer Mustard and Onion Macaroni Cheese - All That I'm Eating

It’s always interesting to try something different with a classic. Not content with, although always very welcome, standard macaroni cheese I wanted to add a few bits here and there to make it extra special. I dreamt up my beer, mustard and onion macaroni cheese and set about making it. I wasn’t … Read More

New in the Kitchen March 2016

New in the Kitchen March

March is a funny time of year in the kitchen. Sometimes it’s warm and sunny and you’re waiting for the first asparagus of the year. Other times it’s cold and raining and you just want to eat pie and mash. As always, it’s nice to have new products to try as it gives me an excuse to cook up something … Read More