Valentines Day Artisan Steak Sandwich

Bread, Celebration, Cheese, Chilli, Party Food, Relish, Smoked Paprika, Steak, Valentines Day

As if a pink jar of iced-cream-booze wasn’t enough to crash all of Instagram’s servers on Valentines day, behold the “gourmet steak sandwich”. I have my friend Gus to thank for the inspiration for this one. Him and his girlfriend celebrate valentines day by making steak sandwiches and it occurred to me; they had it right all along.

Spicy Red Pepper & Chorizo Sausage Rolls

Baking, Basil, Chilli, Chorizo, Comfort Food, Garlic, Pastry, Sausage, Sausage Rolls, Shallot, Smoked Garlic, Snacks

There’s something particularly nostalgic about sausage rolls. Maybe it’s something to do with the mandatory birthday beige-buffet that seemed to set a precedent for children’s parties; if there is a birthday cake, then you’ll more than likely find a few of these guys kickin’ about too.

Australia Day – Lamingtons With Chilli Chocolate

Australia Day, Baking, Cake, Celebration, Chilli, Chocolate, Cocoa, Coconut, Comfort Food, Holidays, Lamington, Snacks

Today is Australia day. The day that the guys from down under celebrate us Brits storming over there in our ships in 1788 by consuming a considerable amount of cake covered in chocolate and coconut and most likely a bag of goon to honour the celebration. If that is enough to send you softly into a food induced coma, then don’t forget to blow up your goon-bag before you topple over so you have a delicious, wine-flavoured pillow to fall asleep on.

Spicy Sun-dried Tomato & Mozzarella Pretzels

Baking, Bread, Chilli, Mozarella, Party Food, Snacks, vegetarian

It’s an obvious fact that January is a month saturated with extreme diets, obnoxious detox regimes; (guilty) And drinking pretty much nothing but bottled water and green tea in the sincere, devastatingly bittersweet hope that we can solely endure a dry run throughout January without tippling a few shandies; PUT THE BOTTLE DOWN – However, Saturday turned my house mate and very good friend a year older, so typically; we drank, we laughed, we had fun… And I played chef for our party guests.

olive and chilli seed bread

Baking, Bread, Chilli, Olives

Everyone loves a bit of bread, don’t they? The unequivocal ancient masterpiece that we quite frankly, take for granted these days. Whether you have it in the morning as toast or as an evening bread & butter pudding dessert, it’s a staple we all subconsciously worship. So throw out your value, supermarket loaf that is taking up all the space in your fridge as you try to salvage a few more days of health out of it and get yourself into the kitchen.