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Why we love basil

   Maggie's World ,,   March 13, 2016  Comments Off on Why we love basil

Basil has liked our long humid summer this year growing like ‘Topsy’ and an abundance of it. I love basil, the scent and taste of it–full of flavour. Also it is an excellent source of Vitamin K & a good source of iron, calcium & vitamin A as well as…

Welcome to Maggie’s

   Maggie's World ,,   November 14, 2015  Comments Off on Welcome to Maggie’s

FOOD has always been a great passion of mine. I love the textures and tastes and creating something new, exciting and nourishing. I love the way a meal can connect people, craft a memory and bring happiness to a person. For the last 30 years, I have been running my…

Weighing ingredients – Flour

   Tips and Tricks   November 11, 2015  Comments Off on Weighing ingredients – Flour

Never assume all flours weigh the same Each type and brand of flours can often way quite different. An incorrect measurement can mean the difference between a masterpiece or a mess! The main reason is that types/brands of wheat grown in different areas weights vary. ALWAYS weigh using good quality…

Weighing ingredients – Eggs

   Tips and Tricks   November 11, 2015  Comments Off on Weighing ingredients – Eggs

One of the most vital steps in cooking in general is weighing ingredients. When it comes to pastries and cakes, weighing one’s ingredients correctly particularly for pastries and cakes is very important. I really cannot stress this enough. When a recipe requires 4 egg yolks, for example, one cannot assume…

Cake tins

   Tips and Tricks   November 11, 2015  Comments Off on Cake tins

Have you ever wondered WHY the cake batter doses not quite fit in the cake tin you have?   Sometimes you have TOO much, other times, not enough! The reason is quite simple, however not really explained in recipes or cooking shows! Many times, you’re give a new recipe and…

50th Wedding Anniversary

   Maggie's World ,,,,   November 10, 2015  Comments Off on 50th Wedding Anniversary

  Frequently I’m asked:   “Why home catering rather than owning a restaurant?   Simply, I prefer the personal aspect as well as the variation of the work. Some weeks ago an email arrived from a woman in Switzerland asking if I would cater for her parents 50th wedding anniversary….