Latte Art Class at Artisan Coffee School, Ealing

As you know I am passionate about coffee and I would love to learn how to make the perfect cup, whether it’s espresso or filter. I have attended a basic barista course in the past where I have learnt about roasting, grinding and using the espresso machine, but one thing I still didn’t know much about was latte art.

So last month my husband and I attended a Latte Art class at the Artisan Coffee School in Ealing. It was a bit of a trek to get there from south London, but worth it as we learnt so much… Continue reading →

Spanakopita Veggie Roll

One of my favourite savoury dishes to bake is Spanakopita – any possible variation of it!


When I lived at home, my mum used to bake a savoury tart with spinach and ricotta cheese using shortcrust pastry. We call it torta rustica in Italian (which means rustic / savoury cake). It was one of the first dishes I learnt to cook after I moved to London. My pride the first time I baked it! :)

Then I learnt about Spanakopita and tried making out little triangle parcels of filo pastry filled with spinach and feta cheese. They turned out great… Continue reading →

Black Bean Brownies (adapted from Hemsley + Hemsley cookbook)

I have experimented with paleo baking a lot in the past year, so I don’t get surprised anymore when a cake recipe uses vegetables sweet potato or courgettes or even black beans. They are actually the kind of recipes that appeal to me the most! I like trying out unusual pairings and baking something that I wouldn’t easily find in a coffee shop or bakery to buy.

These BB brownies (made with black beans) by Hemsley + Hemsley are going straight into my recipe book, because are delicious and also fit the bill as a healthy treat!


If you have… Continue reading →