A blog full of food with a little craftyness thrown in!

Author: Kevin Chambers-Paston

Thrifty Thursdays: Rubber Chicken

Thrifty Thursdays: Rubber Chicken

Ever since I started cooking, I’ve tried my best to stretch more expensive ingredients and make good food as affordable as possible. To eat well, you don’t need to spend a fortune and that’s why you’ll never find a recipe on this website that uses […]

Blogger Skills Academy: Simple Food Photography

Blogger Skills Academy: Simple Food Photography

You see that image up there? Isn’t it pretty?! Probably the best image of food I’ve ever taken and certainly up there in the top 5. Don’t those pancakes look so delicious and luxurious? Let me tell you a little secret; they’re Tesco pancakes that […]

Lemon, Rose and Gin Drizzle Cake

Lemon, Rose and Gin Drizzle Cake

It’s BACK! That time of year again when friends and family don’t even bother to invite me out on a Wednesday and they definitely know not to call me. I’m asked 10,000 times every week “Why aren’t you on there?!” and feel compelled to bake […]

Chorizo Scotch Eggs

Chorizo Scotch Eggs

Animal welfare has always been an area that interests me and something I feel strongly about. I think it’s really important we all know where our food comes from and what the animals go through to get it to us. So, when The Happy Egg […]

#HeinzSeriouslyGood Mayo Mash with Steak and Ale

#HeinzSeriouslyGood Mayo Mash with Steak and Ale

Anyone who’s ever had the *ahem* pleasure of accompanying me to a fast food shop at the end of a night on the tiles will be able to tell you how much I LOVE my chips and cheese smothered with mayonnaise. To be honest, I […]

Caramelised White Chocolate Panna Cotta

Caramelised White Chocolate Panna Cotta

A while ago now, I showed you how to make caramelised white chocolate in a slow cooker and then how to use it to glaze a beautiful bundt cake. I always intended to show you other ways of using this amazing ingredient, but then other […]

Häagen-Dazs at Wimbledon

Häagen-Dazs at Wimbledon

Sometimes, when I’m in the middle of developing a recipe, refining the recipe for the 3rd time, photographing it, eating it and then writing about it I do stop and wonder ‘Why on earth do I put myself through this?!’ Yesterday, however, was the complete […]

Antonio Carluccio and Cirio Tomatoes

Antonio Carluccio and Cirio Tomatoes

You’re going to be so jealous when I tell you what I got up to last night…  At the Institute of Good Housekeeping Dining Rooms in Soho, London, I attended an event to celebrate the 160th anniversary of Cirio Italian Tomatoes and tasted some delicious […]

Sushi Shop: Sushi Workshop

Sushi Shop: Sushi Workshop

So, here’s a bit of a weird one… Last week I went to a sushi workshop. Not so weird, except from the fact that I don’t like sushi! I’m not a big fish eater so the thought of eating it raw isn’t good for me. […]

Collier’s Cheese and Bacon Twists

Collier’s Cheese and Bacon Twists

These. Are. AMAZING…! I know it’s not the done thing to rave about your own work, but I honestly this that anyone would love these sticks of delicious pastry, cheese and bacon. Well, anyone who isn’t vegetarian anyway. Munch them for lunch with a side […]