bada boom pie – Pieminister

A few months ago I entered a bake off competition in Oxford, I went for the Pie category and made a Samosa Pie. My prize from the competition was the Pieminister book, addressed to me and signed! It’s a lovely Blue hardback, filled with lovely images and Pie recipes, here is a sneak peak and review of my first Pie…

Cafe Cocos Cowley road

Last week I met up with my recently married friends, this was the first time I’d caught up with them since the big day. Cafe Cocos and Kazbar sit on Cowley road near St Clements, between them sits an alfresco dining area, which always reminds me of summer holidays spent in Spanish squares surrounded by…

Thai Chicken Curry for Friends

This bank holiday Sunday I decided to cook for my friends and get back onto the creative wagon. It was just before our local pub quiz that I was hosting that evening. Curry paste – you should create this a day in advance. 5 garlic cloves, peeled and roughly chopped 4-5 long red chilies, de-seeded and roughly…