Salad and Fruit Platters

A salad bowl is a must at any BBQ or garden party. But in my experience, what happens, is all the lovely salad veg gets placed in a bowl and all the heavy items fall to the bottom and you're left with just lettuce on top. Or people peer into the bowl, see something they … Continue reading Salad and Fruit Platters

Using Coconut Oil as Makeup Remover

I've got quite sensitive skin on my face, and over the years, I've spent a small fortune on different cleansers and makeup removers. I've tried wipes, oils, creams and washes, with varying results. Some of them are incredibly messy and chore-like to use, some stung my eyes, dried out my skin, most were not environmentally … Continue reading Using Coconut Oil as Makeup Remover

How to Keep Cold Buffet Platters Fresh

This is a simple, but really useful tip. I think I first saw Mary Berry do this on one of her cooking programs, and it works a treat. Whenever I'm having a gathering, whether it's a house party, garden party or even just some friends round for lunch, I always try to get organised beforehand, … Continue reading How to Keep Cold Buffet Platters Fresh

How to Chop Onions Quickly and Safely

I know what you're thinking - "Anyone can chop an onion, why do I need to read a post about it?" And you're right, anyone who can hold a knife can chop an onion. But over the years, cooking with friends and family members and working in hospitality, seeing other people chopping veg, it's scary … Continue reading How to Chop Onions Quickly and Safely

Homemade Biodegradable Confetti

Being a florist, I'm well aware of how many weddings and events have had to be cancelled or postponed this year due to covid-19. I know how upset brides and grooms are, not knowing when their big day, which they've been meticulously planning for years, will actually be able to go ahead. Well I'm here … Continue reading Homemade Biodegradable Confetti

How to Prep Cauliflower Like a Pro

I've worked in a few cafe's and restaurants over the years and picked up a lot of tips and tricks from the other staff members and the chefs I worked with. People in the catering industry do things quite differently to how we home cooks have been taught, as for them, time really is money. … Continue reading How to Prep Cauliflower Like a Pro