Top tips for perfect pancakes

First top tip for making traditional pancakes is don’t over mix, just enough to bring it together (avoids the batter going tough). Allow it to rest preferably for at least 20 minutes on the worktop (allows the gluten to relax and makes a lighter dough). Even heat across the base of the pan – an … Read more

Lockdown list of useful ingredients

nuts seeds and yoghurt

People keep asking me what do you buy during lockdown to avoid going to the supermarket especially when you are on a budget. If you have a freezer make the mot of it and portion up batch meals and cuts of meat and fish. So here goes apart from the obvious teabags, rice, pasta – … Read more

Resilience Awards Finalist!

resilience award finalist

Get Cooking! has been chosen as a finalist in the Leamington Business Awards! I am so chuffed and honoured to be included. Covid 19 has had interesting impact on my business. Initially it was heart wrenching cancelling events, the feeling of letting certain community groups down and thinking of all the hard work put into … Read more

Private Cooking Lessons

private cooking lessons

Why book a private cooking lesson? Private lessons are my most popular offering and I love the variety my job brings from bonding sessions between a parent and child, aunties with nephew and nieces.  A chance to spend some quality time in a neutral zone, away from phones and technology.  I love how children grow … Read more

Pumpkins – not just for Halloween!

Pumpkins are grown in this country primarily for celebrating Halloween and the majority are not eaten. I would like to change that! Pumpkins store well, they are full of fibre, really high in Vitamin A (beta-carotene, like carrots) and also contain vitamin C and potassium. The seeds are also nutritious and contain antioxidants, numerous vitamins … Read more

Lockdown Zoom cook alongs

zoom cooking lessson

I would like to say a big thank you to everyone who has joined in with Zoom cook alongs over lockdown. About 50 sessions in total so far! I have enjoyed watching everyone busy in the kitchen growing in confidence. Great to be able to connect families, friends and work colleagues through cooking and make … Read more