Whenever I cook, my perfect list of ingredients starts with family and friends. That way, I get to cook my favourite foods for lots of noisy, happy people. Plus, when you're cooking for the ones you love,  you can't go wrong. With laughter, plenty of opinions and shared memories in the mix,   the simplest recipes and humble ingredients magically turn into fine feasts.

Alongside my day jobs, I've been cooking and writing recipes for ever, and my biggest dream turned into a reality in 2015  when my first cookery book 'Food for your brood' was published by Penguin Random House. I was also honoured to be a contributor, alongside Nigella Lawson and Mary Berry to the wonderful 'Royal Marsden Cancer Cookbook'

After two years in the planning,  I'm very excited to announce that my second book 'The Tin and Traybake Cookbook' will be published in October 2018 by the lovely team at Little, Brown. The book takes the six most popular shaped baking tins, and uses them to create brilliant baking, roasting, settling and freezing dishes for every meal.  Sneak  preview coming to the website soon!