Seven layer taco dip

With World Cup fever taking over I thought you might like some tasty recipes if you are having a couple of friends over to watch a match.Soccer Cheese Ball BitesIngredients1 package cream cheese, softened½ cup medium-aged Gouda cheese½ teaspoon balsamic vinegar15 black olivesPreparation time: 30 mins.No cooking ready to serveMethod1. Combine cream cheese and Gouda cheese in a bowl and season with balsamic vinegar. Cut...

Warm Thai Beef Salad served in Plum Tree Bistro

Now that summer has arrived and you want to spend more time outdoors and less time slaving over a hot stove. Why not try my Thai Beef Salad? it’s a real family treat. This a great dish to serve as all preparation can be done the day before.Ingredients500g cooked rib of beef2tsp garlic puree2tsp Chinese five spice powder100ml oyster sauce50g coriander leaves, chopped50g bean sprouts200g mixed salad leaves3 spring onions

Pan fried scallops with black pudding salad from The Plum Tree Bistro in Woodford Dolmen Hotel

Dreading the arrival of your friends for your 'Come Dine With Me' evening or you’re in-laws have wined and dined you and now it’s your turn to shine in the kitchen? or do you have a special occasion coming up and would like to cook for friends but too afraid to cook outside your comfort zone? I am here to help!Follow my very simple starter and main course recipes below to create a delightful meal for any occasion. “I am very keen on using local suppliers and design our menus with their...

Homemade apple tart with fresh cream

What began as a religious feast day in the 17th century has evolved into a variety of festivals across the globe celebrating the Irish culture with parades, special foods, music, dancing, and a whole lot of green. St. Patrick’s Day is around the corner & while some will spend it visiting various local social establishments, others rather spend the day having a good meal with the family. In this blog, I’m going to share 2 completely different recipes for St. Patrick’s Day that might just c...

Fresh pancakes with blueberries

Are you searching Google for “how to become a professional chef within 24 hours?” Or figuring out how to pull out all the showstopper dishes for Valentine’s Day? Yeah..you’re not alone. There are lots of people right now in the same shoes as you. So that’s why I’m here to get you started on the right foot.  Everyone’s too busy trying to figure out what they’ll do for dinner but are you forgetting the most important meal of the day – breakfast! Now I’m not sure about you, but on V...