Foodie filming

I was lucky enough to be involved with a food photography filming project with none other than Carl Prechezer recently. By day Carl is a commercials director, but he’s also a bit of a hero of mine as he directed the cult film, Blue Juice. I also had the priviledge to work with a team of hugely talented creatives and food stylists on the day.


Quiet Time

The days are finally starting to get longer again. That makes me very happy indeed. I keep waking up early though, normally about an hour before I actually need to get up, and just as the birds are starting to stir.

Carrot and Orange Loaf Cake

Have I mentioned that I moved house recently? Well that’s why things have been a bit quiet on the blog recently. It’s well-known that moving house is one of the most stressful things you can do, and I can confirm this is very much the case.

Looking back on 2012

Rather than pinning my hopes on the year ahead, I often feel it’s important to reflect on the year that’s passed and what I’ve learnt from it.2012 has been a mixed year for me, but I’ve learnt a lot, both personally and professionally. I’ve enjoyed growing the blog and all the new people I’ve got to know ‘virtually’. Blogging has also brought me a lot of opportunities, which I’m really grateful for.Thank you for taking the time to read my ramblings over the year – whether you’ve been a regular follower or just drop in from time to time – all visits, comments, mentions and tweets mean so much to me and are greatly appreciated.

Whatever your plans, I hope you have a wonderful festive break, and I’ll be back cooking, photographing and blogging in 2013!

Borough Market

Borough Market by Brighton Food photographer

Borough market 

I’d been wanting to visit Borough Market for a while now, so when the opportunity presented itself recently I couldn’t wait to pack up my camera gear and set off for London. 

Borough is one of London’s most highly regarded markets and from spending the afternoon there it’s easy to see why. The hustle & bustle of the crowd, the smells, colour and noise – the perfect combination of old traditions and new cuisines. Pretty much everything you could want from a market and then some!

I was bowled over by the sheer volume of products available and the mix of people. From tourists to suited and booted local businessmen – pretty much every other person had a camera too. And the produce was so fresh and inviting – I can see why so many of London’s top chefs are frequently spotted shopping there.
I was particularly delighted to discover a stall selling apples from the Brogdale Farm collection. One variety in particular that took my fancy was called Frambroise, which was a beautiful pinky colour, had a firm, crisp texture and a hint of raspberry in its flavour. Seeing the apples at the market is all the more exciting to me as I’m planning a trip to the Brogdale Apple Festival later this month.
Despite being laden down with camera kit, I managed to find some space in my bag to bring back some of the Brogdale apples and also a rather handsome date and walnut loaf (my current Autumn breakfast obsession) – well I couldn’t go all that way and leave empty-handed, now could I!And it would have been rude not to stop for a bite to eat while I was surrounded by such an amazing selection of food, so I managed to squeeze in a sublime pork and stilton burger – all in the name of research, of course. All in all, a fab day and a very happy tummy!

Highlights of my visit
  • A visit to the Monmouth coffee shop
  • Having the opportunity to chat to some really knowledgeable & friendly stall-holders.
  • Seeing the Shard rising up against the backdrop of the market, almost like something from another planet.
If you are planning a visit yourself, do check the opening times on their website before you set off. I went on a Friday and it was still very busy, but on weekends you can expect much bigger crowds.

Apple & crab cakes


This recipe has become a fav recently, though it has taken me a little time to get the balance of taste and texture just right. The distinctive flavour of the crab, combined with the subtle sweetness of apple. It might sound a bit crazy but the two really do work well together.

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