Apricot and Yoghurt Cake with Pistachio Topping

If you like apricots and pistachios, you should give this simple recipe a go. The dried apricots bring a fruity tang to the inside of the cake, while the pistachio and lemony topping gives a zesty, crunch to the outside. … Continue reading

Mediterranean-style Banana Bread

I accidentally ended up with a banana mountain last week (for reasons too complicated to go into here!) and, when they all started to ripen at the same time (as bananas unhelpfully tend to do!), I decided it was the … Continue reading

Clinical Study Proves Positive Effects of Mediterranean Diet on Osteoarthritis

Encouraging research findings by University of Kent. Research was conducted for the first time in the UK to examine the effects of a Mediterranean style diet on a group of osteoarthritis sufferers in the UK. The study involved 99 participants, … Continue reading

Spicy vegetable soup

Whilst having lunch with some friends last week, the conversation moved to discussing how good chefs hate throwing away food so will often creatively “upcycle”  ingredients into delicious soups, sauces or  puddings. Despite my assurances that chefs would not compromise … Continue reading