cakes

Valentine’s Day Meal for Two

I don't fall for the 'I don't like Valentine's Day because it's too commercialised' kind of statements-I fittingly love, LOVE, LOVE it! Why? Because it's a day to celebrate love whether that's romantic or otherwise and no one can have too much love (or red roses) can they?!
poached pears in white wine

Poached Pears in White Wine

I have proclaimed my love of all things French before on my blog and this also extends to French desserts! In particular, I just 'j-adore' poached pears in white wine and I always indulge on this delicious sweet treat when I make my annual pilgrimage to Cannes Film Festival in the South of France . Pears can be poached in anything from red wine to caramel sauce. For this recipe, I poached my pears using a bottle of Isla Negra Sauvignon Blanc Semillon (2014), but any white wine will do. Or you could even use champagne if you're feeling fancy!
lentil soup

Warming Puy Lentil And Chickpea Soup

I love these first days of spring. The weather is mild enough that lengthy walks around the Yorkshire countryside don't result in frostbite, yet the air is still crisp and we return reinvigorated and as always, ready to eat!
Natural Beauty Products

Natural Beauty Products That Work

I'm committed to using the most natural beauty products I can. I have sensitive skin and definitely notice a positive difference when I use 'free-from' and organic products on my face and body.
Olives 1

Tastiest Olives in The World Marinade Recipe

My husband makes the most amazing marinade for olives in the world. It's so simple too. Look at these beautiful pics he's taken of the humble olive. This marinade is yummy with all kinds of olives. Enjoy:
rissoles-Honest Mum

Yellow-Split Lentil Rissoles with Lentil Dip

It's #Tastytuesdays again and this week I bring you Papa G (quite literally) and his Brazilian themed yello-split lentil rissoles and lentil dip! Perfect for World Cup parties, family meals and fun snacks!
lamb cutlets-Honest Mum

Italian Lamb Cutlets Recipe (Agnello Alle Olive)

I am so very lucky that my family own 4 incredible, award winning renowned restaurants in Leeds-3 stunning Greek restaurants The Olive Tree (voted in the top 4 in the UK by A A Gill no less) and my favourite is The Olive Tree Rodley (below), set in a regal Victorian mansion where the Lord Mayer lived pre my parents buying it) and my brother owns a fabulous Italian, Giorgio's.
Calamari

Calamari (Fried Squid)

Papa G is back with his scrumptious fried Greek squid (calamari). A favourite treat in this house and a starter staple on the Olive Tree menu, these beauties are super quick and easy to serve up!
cupcake

Greek Lemon & Poppy Seed Cupcakes

As the weather (in Leeds at least) has gone a little grey, we've been cooking up Papa G's delicious and oh so easy Greek lemon & poppy cupcakes (Greek by the fact we use yummy Greek yoghurt).