Essential Guide to Perfect Roast Potatoes


The perfect roast potato is a thing of simple beauty. It may not be the focus of the meal, particularly when served …

The Versatile Chilli: Mexican dried chillies

Mexican Dried Chillies

They add warmth, sweetness & a depth of flavour unlike anything else so it’s fair to say that a …

Alfajores: luscious dulce de leche sandwiched between two biscuits.

Dulce de Leche

Alfajores: luscious dulce de leche sandwiched between two biscuits.

Dulce de Leche. Even the name is rich and thick, rolling off the tongue like smooth caramel.

Originating from Argentina, Dulce de Leche is a rich, …

Enric Rovira Chocolate #NEW

#New Enric Rovira Chocolates – Xoco Collection

Enric Rovira is one the most innovating of Barcelona’s growing tribe of chocolate makers. Each of his unique creations is not only a work of art in form, but in taste as well.


Having grown up surrounded by sweets in his father’s pastry shop, today Enric uses chocolate as …

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The Essential Ingredient Goose Fat

Nigella Lawson famously claims:

“It’s the best fat for roasting potatoes in the whole world… nothing beats goose fat for crunchy, sweet roast potatoes.”

Goose fat roasted potatoes are sublime- golden and crunchy without being greasy- because of the high smoke point of the fat, allowing the use of a …


Dulce de Leche has arrived!

Dulce de leche (translatted to ‘milk candy’) is originally from Argentina but is now also very popular in all parts of the Spanish- speaking world. It is made by slowly cooking sweetened milk with a touch of vanilla, until it turns into a thick but spreadable caramel.

Our dulce de leche has travelled all the …

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A favourite hot chocolate

Hot chocolate in Vista Alegre Cobalt Blue Breakfast Cup

A short & sweet post from us today, sharing our favourite way to make a hot chocolate.  It’s from Thomas Schnetzler, Maitre Chocolatier at Lindt, & is (we think) a perfect balance of sweet, …