Posts from 2014


Read More Children

Posted on Wed, 03/09/2014

I took a phone enquiry the other day from a lady who wanted to know if we were a 'children friendly' establishment. Initially at a loss as to what to say, I asked her exactly what she meant by ' child friendly',...>>>

Read More Ice

Posted on Fri, 05/09/2014

Have a busy lunch on today, which I'm not far away from getting  ready to head over for. But have just been out to the garage to make another batch of ice - a new job in my day, which when I initially instigated...>>>

Read More Brilliant!

Posted on Tue, 09/09/2014

I am not exactly technologically adverse - I use a smart phone and a computor, and can't now imagine life without them. But I do still prefer to write in my paper diaries in long hand, and I prefer my books to be made...>>>

Read More Food and Science

Posted on Wed, 10/09/2014

When we did our overseas cookschools, we very much ate as the locals did, and that meant each day started with pastries - croissants in France and brioche doughnuts in Italy. It was one of my jobs to head each morning to...>>>

Read More New food trends - Alain Ducasse

Posted on Thu, 11/09/2014

Alain Ducasse is one of the most celebrated chefs in the world. He has restaurants in a number of areas - predominantly in France, but his reputation for elegant, classical french cooking, at the very formal end of the market...>>>

Read More A stressful few days!

Posted on Wed, 24/09/2014

It has been a more than normally stressful few days, but I'm daring to begin to hope that the worst of it is now behind us. A McLeods crane has just exited the section next door to the restaurant, having returned to...>>>

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