Do Yourself A Flavour – Saltaire Clandestine Cake Club

No, it’s not a typo on the old adage, do yourself a favour … our theme was really was all about flavours and the sky was the limit. We had an exciting new venue at the hotel and country club, Hollins Hall to whom I am extremely grateful for making such a fuss of us;...

Christmas Afternoon Tea Sunday 14 December 2014

I always look forward to designing my Christmas afternoon tea menu each year. There are so many wonderful flavours and delicious food to match the festivity of the season. While there were the usual suspects of my signature Christmas cake and mince pies, I...

A festive lunch – Saturday 6 December 2014

‘Tis the season to be jolly and festivities began in earnest at Chez Shamwari with a lunch befitting any fat man in a red suit. The goal was to deliver a menu dotted with seasonal delights and not stick to everything traditional for this time of year; I’ve nothing...

Anything Goes – Saltaire Clandestine Cake Club

Here’s the thing, ‘cake club’ is exactly what it says on the (cake) tin; a cake club, not a baking club. It’s also about fostering the idea of sharing a whole cake into several morsels (several times over). Cupcakes, muffins, brownies, biscuits, pies and tarts are...

Afternoon Tea – Sunday 16 November 2014

Autumn. What’s not to love? The distinct chill in the air. The golds and reds of the trees. The warming and comforting flavours of the seasonal food. An afternoon tea in November was just the ticket to enjoy this time of year. Beetroot, leeks and English apples were...