Richard Bertinet and some of the crew after one of his fantastic pastry demonstrations
Live interview with Radio Oxfords’ lovely Malcolm Boyden
The reunion ‘gang’ in my kitchen!!
BAKING is a total source of joyous pleasure.
To make a cake is really fun, Step back and smile when it is done
To make a loaf gives loads of pleasure, Spread butter and jam in no small measure
To make some biscuits means you see, A tasty cookie with a cup of tea
To make a pie with pastry crisp, Means dinner time cannot be missed
And to make a pud is pure delight, and ooh, I relish every bite
So bake for fun, for satisfaction, And then observe the ‘smile’ reaction!
The Great British Bake Off is back on our screens and promises the usual frustrations, disasters, tears and tantrums! However, in amongst all that we will see some wonderful creations and I’m sure you will all be rushing out to your kitchens to ‘have a go’!! Let me know if you have success with any of your ‘Bake Off’ bakes and we can feature them in the gallery here on the website.
Of course the Bake Off gave me all the exciting things that I do now and one of the most exciting although very nerve wracking will be cooking lunch for Prince Andrew and 14 guests in mid October! Can’t have any 'soggy bottoms' there or I could end up doing a spate in the Tower!!
The Food Festival in Didcot has given me a huge amount of work and planning but all is coming together now and it promises to be a really fantastic event. Check out the website at www.didcotevents.co.uk to book a seat to see your favourite chef, just £5 per chef demonstration!
After the quarter final, Mary & I swap clothes!
Biscuit cooling tower made for a visit to the power station with BBC Radio Oxford
A birthday picture with one of my two favourite Chefs Michel Roux Jr.
A very special day spent at the Manoir
Me doing BBC Radio Oxfords Garden Cafe Sunday programme
A picture of me with the lovely Mich Turner during a special day at the Dorchester Hotel