Hope you all had a lovely Christmas and New Year celebration. Ours was really special as we had both events in our little house for the first time. On New Years Day we braved the Irish Sea and took a dip to mark the start of a brand new year. Out with the old and in with the new!
The start of any year is always exciting, plans are made and lots of possibilities lie ahead. For me, I was thrilled to finally put the last touches to my next book which I had been working on, full time, all the way up to Christmas. As with all my books to date, I again got the opportunity to shoot the recipe images myself, which can be quite a nerve wracking experience but I had lots of help from Sofie my partner, the wonderful Sharon Hearne Smith and a few extra special helping hands who gave up their time to help during our shoot days.
I'm thrilled with the outcome and the book has now been sent off for editing and design. Now comes the really exciting part of seeing everything come together. Kitchen Hero: Home Cooked will be released later this year and I'll make sure to keep you posted all about before then.
I don't think you can ignore the fact that January is a month where all over the blogosphere, beautiful images of cakes and sweet treats make way for juices, healthy salads and soups while people make plans to get fit and healthy for the year ahead. Considering the proper feast we had over Christmas, I think it's a bit of a case of, if you can't beat 'em, join em'! So with that in mind I've put together some of my favourite healthy recipes to keep you on the straight and narrow.
In this month's update, two rather special food blogs, a beautiful cookbook from Anna and Fanny Bergenstrom, a great book for new food writers, lots of healthy recipes and some kitchen garden planning