Caprera magazine: The art of mulling wine

The aroma of spice and citrus fruits is filling the air, and glasses of ruby red mulled wine that stain lips pink and fill you with a fuzzy glow are being sipped, which can only mean one thing; it’s Christmas. If you don’t care for the often overly-sweet supermarket mulled wine, or that served in…

Caprera magazine: Essential Christmas stuffing recipes

It’s the perfect marriage of sweet and savoury, crisp and succulent, herby and aromatic, that makes stuffing an integral part of the Christmas feast. Simple to make, and with so many flavour combinations, stuffing can be as classic or dressed-up as you wish. There are, however, a few essential elements. A protein like sausage contributes…

Green Kitchen Stories: Mocha & Black Bean Mousse Cake

Yes, you saw it right. Black beans in a chocolate torte. Exactly what I thought too, and exactly why I had to try it. Following in the footsteps of the sweet potato brownies and tofu chocolate fridge cakes of today, using savoury elements as a fat replacement can be a tricky business. You have to inject…

Caprera Magazine: Ultimate Christmas tipples

If throwing a Christmas drinks party rather than the big dinner itself is more your sort of thing, we’ve got a few special recipes you’ll want to add to your repertoire this season. Although it wouldn’t be Christmas without a glass or two of Champagne, crowd-pleasing festive cocktails can really make a party, and needn’t…

A day in Seattle.

For two months this year I travelled down the West Coast of America. Unlike some holidays that tend to blur and fade in your memory, this trip I’ll never forget. I was inspired and enthralled, more than I ever could have imagined. One of our first stops was Seattle, and its food scene was thriving:…

Rejoice: Porridge is cool again

Not long ago, the mention of porridge often conjured up thoughts of pale, flavourless grains that were crying out for lashings of jam or honey. They almost had a stigma for being plain and uninteresting. Now, I don’t know whether it’s down to the power of social media, Instagram in particular (search #oats, and you…