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A tale of two students……..

A tale of two students……..

Kate’s tale…… I set off to Uni very confidently last term – a new way of life, independent of my parents –  home when I like, eating and drinking what I like, seeing who I choose, – utter bliss! However, the reality was somewhat different. After a fantastic fresher’s week of drinking and partying, real […]

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  February 9, 2015   No comments
There’s not mushroom on the table!

There’s not mushroom on the table!

October the 8th 2014 saw the first of one of our even more extraordinary outdoor events:  a Mushroom Foray with the inimitable John Wright, mycologist, writer, cabinet maker and TV personality. The event started at 10am with a superb Foragers’ Breakfast prepared expertly by Heart Kitchen’s own Simon Gale and consisting of spiced, roasted shredded […]

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  October 9, 2014   No comments
Heart Kitchen…. The Pasta Hall of Fame…..

Heart Kitchen…. The Pasta Hall of Fame…..

The pasta challenge. A new challenge at our events in Heart Kitchen’s curious kitchen!  Teams of two, a ticking clock, fresh pasta chilled and ready to roll, gleaming pasta machines and a dusting of mixed 00 and semolina flours. It’s amazing the competitiveness and fun that emerges from our participants!  Their mission – 2 perfect […]

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  September 27, 2014   No comments
Ten Mile Steve……..

Ten Mile Steve……..

http://www.tenmilemenu.co.uk……..Today we had the pleasure of meeting Steve Sidhu, the brains behind the wonderful Ten Mile Menu idea, our local Chilterns online supermarket .  As you know, here at Heart Kitchen, we are passionate about provenance and sourcing, so it was great to talk to Steve, who, after many years working in recruitment, decided to […]

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  August 4, 2014   3 comments
LUCY – our girl in the curious kitchen

LUCY – our girl in the curious kitchen

I have just spent a lovely hour with Lucy Simmons, the Curious Kitchen’s teenage cook and recipe tester. As I arrived, Lucy – who is on school holidays, was busy kneading dough for a batch of hot cross buns she is trialling for the Heart kitchen website, but she managed to find time to sit […]

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  April 8, 2014   No comments
The Calm before the Storm……Stillness

The Calm before the Storm……Stillness

Have you ever wondered about ‘the moments before a storm’ – the stillness of the trees, the sea, the grass, the birds. Mother Earth calms herself, quiet falls all around us, an eerie silence envelopes us and everything else that is around. In those moments before a storm at sea, –  the ocean calms and […]

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  January 16, 2014   No comments