Paltrow’s Puttanesca

January is no time to be living on lettuce and water. March, maybe. January, just cruel. As if the sudden end of all things twinkly, boozy, foody, Pogues-y, party-y and Christmas 24-y isn’t bad enough. Hearty food as ascribed by Gwyneth Paltrow – whether you like her or not – is the solution. Take this … Continue reading

Olympic Gold Medal for Wonkiest Cupcakes…

I thought I’d make cupcakes. Simple, vanilla cupcakes. Because I’ve never made them before. I thought it’d be a good idea because: it’s the cutesy go-to cake of every kitchen goddess (Gwyneth Paltrow, Lorraine Pascale, Nigella Lawson…) and you have to aspire to sumthink; Andy Murray had just won Olympic Gold, and cupcakes look prettier … Continue reading

Gwynnie P’s Hot Tuna Nicoise Salad

Hello, This used to be one of my go-to meals. It’s chicken Supernoodles in a runny-ish sauce with halved cherry tomatoes and slabs of cheddar wodged on top. But, look… after my I’d-quite-like-to-learn-to-cook-a-bit epiphany a couple of weeks ago, I reached for my un-thumbed Gwyneth Paltrow cookery book and ‘came up’ with this: This is hot … Continue reading