The past few weeks have been busy as usual! I went to the Cake and Bake Shows in Edinburgh and Manchester. On the Friday night in Edinburgh a few of us went to see my lovely friend Tom Kitchin and have dinner in his amazing Michelin starred restaurant “The Kitchin”. They gave us a tasting menu and every single dish was absolutely delicious. One of my favourite dishes was the Spider Crab, it was incredible!! All the food is locally sourced and is cooked with such care…his food makes me emotional it is so good! We had a little tour of the kitchen and it was great to catch up with Tom, he really is one of the chefs that has most inspired me. If you are in Edinburgh you must go!
At the Cake and Bake Show I transformed my Strawberry Milkcake (recipe) into a Banana Milkcake , but I used orange food colouring and gave it a Halloween makeover!
As always it was great to meet so many people in Edinburgh and Manchester who came to see me and say hello. I LOVE those shows!
I got properly into the Christmas spirit when I went to film an episode of Denise Does Christmas for Food Network. Denise is a friend and it was really lovely to get to cook with her, I made some exciting veggie alternatives for Christmas day (I will share the recipe in the coming weeks!) I know the team really well and it was fun to see everyone and spend a day pretending it was Christmas!
I have been filming for Food Tube and Hotpoint, so keep an eye out for me on those channels in the coming months. I made Juicer Muffins, Individual Cheesecakes and Crab Linguine, to name a few! I have included the recipe for the Juicer Muffins here, they are a really healthy recipe with hardly any sugar…great for breakfast or a snack…and guilt free!
The Friday before last B and I went to It Takes Two. We are both big Strictly fans so it was great fun to be there on the panel. My friend Kelly Bright, who I haven’t seen for ages, was there and she is doing so well! I feel very proud of her and she said that she had felt the same way about me on Celebrity MasterChef! Everyone there was so lovely and you can see that they have all really bonded and are like a little family! I had a brilliant time!
If you are interested in coming to meet me or watch me cooking I will be at:
The BBC Good Food Show Winter, Birmingham (Thursday 26th, Friday 27th & Saturday 28th November) info and tickets here.
The BBC Good Food Festive Fayre at Hampton Court Palace (Sunday 6th December) info and tickets here.
I’m off to cook as usual, this time for my sister who is now a veggie…I absolutely love coming up with recipes for her to try! I will be sure to share any winners!
Have a lovely week
Lots of love