Halva icecream with chocolate sauce and roasted peanuts (from Ottolenghi's plenty more)

The Greedy Cook

Well I made it through the first retreat and even better, so did the guests! As mentioned in my previous post, we get most of our fruit and vegetables from ‘vegetable makis’, who has an organic farm in Kefalonia. Collecting them from him, it felt like a drug deal (from what I know from breaking […]

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Sunset from Itaki

Vegetable Makis and dog massage

This is now my 4th day of being in Itaki, Greece and the first chance I have had to sit down and reflect on my first impressions. I was being met at the airport by Makis, who I had assumed was the vegetable man in Kefalonia, that Ingrid had mentioned a few times. He was […]

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Mango salad with basil icecream

Bella Verde Restaurante review

I am on holiday for the week in Pollença, Majorca.. I had assumed that Majorca would be a bit like the rest of Spain, not great for vegetarians and certainly not vegans.. But according to google (which of course is always factually correct) it is in fact one of the best places in the world […]

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Tzatziki, gigantes plaki, cauliflower and pomegranate tabbouleh, vine leaf, herb and yogurt pie, flat breads

καλό ταξίδι (Bon voyage): surprise!

20th April was my last day cooking at the Bonnington cafe for 6 months before heading off to cook in Greece…. In honour of my adventure, I decided to go with a losely Greek themed menu, which involved me in typical style trialling out various dishes on a few discerning friends… As usual, I had some […]

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New beginnings

So as I was saying, towards the end of the course with the vegetarian society I was passed on the details of a woman looking for a vegetarian chef for her yoga retreat on a tiny island in Greece. A closer look at her ad and the details of this retreat made me realise this […]

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Cordon vert chefs diploma

In February I attended the home of the Vegetarian society to do my cordon vert chef’s diploma. The course was led by principal tutor Alex Connell. There were only three students on the course (they will take max of 4 at once), the other two were an executive chef working on cruise ships and a […]

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Vegetarian in San Sebastian

When friends told me about San Sebastian and I read the lonely planet description of it being the ‘food capital of the world’ I thought, what better place to have a holiday devoted solely to eating good food and drinking good wine. So, I booked the trip, somewhat blindly, not thinking about the perils of […]

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