Rose Gray was so excited about this and asked if we could take one back to the restaurant. Well Francesco being the perfect, generous host lets us pick which squash we would like to take back. As you can imagine we didn't take the smallest one! When we were checking in to Pisa airport the next day we all had hand luggage and an enormous pumpkin, the size of a suitcase.
If you can't lay your hands on any fresh quince but you do have membrillo, you might like to try the sauce in this recipe instead, substituting chicken stock if necessary, and perhaps sharpening with a squeeze of lemon juice.
Every so often I make a recipe and pop a pic up on Facebook/Twitter/Instagram and despite me thinking it looks a bit of a mess, people seem to like the sound of it. And it was nice, this sweet potato and mushroom curry.
The punchy burger sauce is spiked with harissa, an amazing chilli paste made of roasted red chilli peppers, garlic, rose petals, cumin and other spices - it's one of those ingredients that's worth spending a little more money on.
Winter squashes are an excellent source of vitamin A as well as Vitamin C, potassium, dietary fibre and manganese. Spaghetti squash looks like other winter squash varieties and when raw the flesh is the same, but when cooked the flesh falls away in ribbons, like spaghetti.
More fool you bakers! This 'no bake' cheesecake looks like it has taken ages to prepare, but in reality it takes 20 mins to put together and two hours to set in the fridge...
Last week I was asked to judge The Great British Bacon Off. Well, given I ate bacon with not one, but two meals on the day before the contest, I reckon I was fit for the job. This recipe, made by Sophie, was the winner.
Nutrition for exercise, particularly post exercise nutrition, plays an important role in recovery and performance. Individual nutritional needs vary according to body weight and composition, energy needs, the type, duration and intensity of the exercise, body composition goals, pre-exercise nutrition, among other factors.
Tom Yum is a gorgeous spicy and sour dish made with stock (fish or chicken), mushrooms and an assortment of heavily aromatic herbs; it's not hard to make but the devil is in the details. So if you want to get your Tom Yum totally yum yum and impress all your friends, do read on.
A marriage is not a wedding day. When you've had your first massive married row you really won't care about whether you had live goldfish on the tables (yep, I used to work at a wedding venue as a waitress, I have seen it all, including bridesmaids and grooms doing unmentionable things behind the bins.
Madrid was littered with rookie mini break errors. We have just booked Rome. Rome will be different. We will ace Rome. And until Rome I will mostly be eating this soup. Because I really want to look slim and chic in Rome and I reckon this is a delicious way to get there.
Okay, okay so my husband thought these brownies were horrible, how rude! However, the kids and I really enjoyed them (honestly) you can absolutely detect the sweet potato, which is unusual but I like it a lot.
Lentils are of course incredibly good for us. One of the world's healthiest food, they're packed full of cholesterol-lowering fibre and are an excellent source of protein, vitamin B with virtually no fat too!
Serve with a simple tomato sauce made by heating chopped tomatoes with a tbsp of olive oil, a little salt, pepper and a teaspoon of sugar for 20 minutes. Add some dried oregano and you're done. These are delicious with any pasta and of course, rice too...
One of my husband's favourite anecdotes references the time I did a television camera course and as an exercise, shot a short film on our old allotment. It included me doing a piece-to-camera by appearing, like David Attenborough parting a curtain of bamboo, from the sweetcorn patch.
This is a cheat's version of crème brûlée, made with Greek yoghurt rather than a rich eggy custard. It's a no-bake, quick-to-make recipe, which means you can use the spare time to knock up the hazelnut twists (also very speedy) and have a classy-looking dessert on the table in next to no time.