How to make lamb kofta

Last week, I posted my recipe for courgette fritters.  Well, keeping to the Turkish theme, I have another dish for you! Lamb kofta are delicious and this version has a real kick which means it’s lovely with some homemade mint yoghurt.  It’s based on Rick Stein’s recipe. To make 12 which will easily do 3-4…

Turkish courgette fritter recipe

As you may know, a few months ago I went to Kalkan in Turkey with my family.  We rented a villa, ate and drank lots and enjoyed the sun.  There are many many restaurants in Turkey but one night we decided to hire our own personal chef.  I know it sounds a bit over the…

My fashion lusts this week

It would appear I have been living in maxi dresses for much of the last week. They’re brilliant because they can take you from day to night with a slight change of shoes and jewellery. And they hide a multitude of sins – i.e. ICE CREAM! With this weather, I can’t resist a big old…

Beauty giveaway – Liz Earle

*UPDATE: This giveaway has now closed.  Thanks xx   I’m a little obsessive when it comes to my skin.  I wasn’t blessed with clear skin at school and at the age of 28 I fiiiiiinally feel like I’m happy with how it looks.  A large part of this is down to Liz Earle.  The beauty…

My fashion lusts this week

Hurrah! Pay day is almost upon us!!  I’ve been living off carrots sticks and the contents of the freezer for a while so P and I are going out for dinner on Saturday night.  I can’t bleedin wait. Also, as the rugby is on Saturday morning (and I don’t intend to watch it), I’m planning…

Chocolate and hazelnut cookies

I’ve been baking. I’ve got a busy week at work coming up and so I’ve decided to make some treats to help me power through the 3.30pm energy dip each day. Here’s my recipe for chocolate nutty cookies…. To make 16, you will need: 130g butter 75g golden caster sugar 75g dark soft brown sugar…

My fashion lusts this week

This is my wedding month – I have TWO. Last weekend, I witnessed my friends Amy and and Graham marry in a stunning barn venue in beautiful Suffolk.  The weather was kind to us so I was able to slip on some strappy sandals and a summer dress. Next weekend,  P and I are off…

Simple cupcake recipe

When I was little, about 11-12 years old, I used to sneak into the kitchen when my mum thought I was doing my homework, get out the icing sugar and butter and make a small bowl of buttercream icing.  I’d then stand behind the door of the kitchen so as to be able to ‘hide’…

Kalkan holiday wardrobe: night 6

Dress: Jigsaw (several seasons ago so I can’t find a link I’m afraid), Cardigan: Benetton, Earrings: Accessorize, Shoes: Dune