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Bonnington Cafe Monday 19th October

It’s been a while since I’ve cooked for customers on home turf and I can’t wait to see lots of friendly faces again at the Bonnington cafe, a place that is very close to my heart. I love the atmosphere of Bonnington and would say it is the perfect place to bring a date, friends […]

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Stuffed tomatoes and peppers

I have been back in the UK for a couple of weeks and am leading more the life of a nomad than when in Greece; sofa surfing with friends and family… I thought it would be nice to give my family a flavour of Greece so cooked them one of my classics: stuffed tomatoes and […]

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soup

Chilled watermelon, avocado and fennel soup

Greece has been HOT this year and so chilled soups make the perfect starter. Personally I would be more than happy to eat them everyday, but for variety’s sake, and because they’re not particularly Greek, I’ve limited it to 2 chilled soups a week… Chilled soups are great because they can be made raw and […]

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Dakos recipe

I have fallen in love with Greek tomatoes (sorry to disappoint if friends or parents you thought I was going to say something else here!) and they feature in the majority of my menus. Fresh Greek tomatoes are juicy, flavoursome and sweet and are tasty enough to eat on their own as you would an apple. […]

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Courgette, feta and sesame fritters

Life as a chef means that proper mealtimes are ironically a rare thing. Instead I will graze over the course of the day; as a result of testing dishes and eating from tuppaware containing leftovers often just to free up space in the fridge for more food (and so the cycle goes on..). I’ve really […]

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Assos

Ithaca and kefalonia road trip

I have had 2 weeks off, having cooked for 21 days in a row (I can’t remember the last time I grafted so hard). It has been fabulous as I have had 2 of my dear friends visiting; Cecilia and Kate. Cecilia and I hired a car (I wasn’t driving) and travelled round Kefalonia and […]

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Roasted beetroot, red onion and walnut salad

Roasted beetroot, red onion and walnut salad

Beetroot has been in season here since May.  It’s one of those vegetables that is best kept simple and left to speak for itself! Many of the Greek tavernas serve it as a side dish, roasted or boiled and marinated in balsamic vinegar, olive oil and garlic. The balsamic really draws out the flavours and sweetness of the beetroot, […]

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The walnut cake

Depi does fantastic Thai Yoga massage in Ithaca and on the retreat. Whilst waiting for her customers she will sometimes come and chat with us in the kitchen, helping us to sample a new dessert (or 5). Depi herself makes fabulous cakes and last week she cooked a walnut cake for the new guests, which was […]

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The new outdoor yoga shala

The humble potato

My second retreat has passed so quickly. We had 17 this time which was pretty full on. The retreat was run by Sue Chopping (each retreat is run by a different yoga teacher) who kindly let me join in the classes. A new outdoor shala has just been built and so we did our down […]

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