A Review of The Ivy, St Helen’s Square, York

Well, I have been keen to visit The Ivy, York for quite some time. Yes, I appreciate it is a chain and there are plenty of them scattered around the country, but I am a basically drawn to beautiful interiors like a moth to a light. Having walked past many times and peered through the…

Ciabatta recipe from Paul Hollywood

I have tried to make Ciabatta before but it’s never really turned out that well. I followed Paul Hollywood’s recipe this time from his book Bake and it really worked. I have to say I didn’t fully read his method but my adaptation seemed to turn out ok. Phew! However I wouldn’t even attempt to…

Pick and mix granola recipe

I go through phases of making my own breakfast cereal. I don’t know if this is weird or if lots of people make their own? I make all my other meals so why not breakfast? Anyway I digress… the main reason I make my own granola is there is always some ingredient in shop bought…