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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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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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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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