Organic, quality teas from Luponde Fairtrade plantation in Tanzania

Fairtrade tea in beautiful packaging- Luponde tea

Delicious, fragrant teas from Luponde, one of the oldest organic tea estates in the world. It’s tea-time in the Secrett Kitchen, thanks to the arrival of these beautifully packaged teas from Luponde tea! I have always been a great lover … Continue reading

Winner of Masterchef 2012- Shelina Permalloo is crowned winner of this year’s UK Masterchef

Who won Masterchef 2012. Shelina Permalloo

What happened in the final Masterchef episode tonight? Latest Masterchef news – Mauritian Shelina is awarded the title of winner of Masterchef UK 2012, beating Andrew and Tom to the top. The third and final part of the Masterchef final … Continue reading

The Masterchef UK final part 2: Shelina, Tom & Andrew cook for their mentors

Gregg Wallace and John Torode Masterchef UK 2012

The second part of the Masterchef UK 2012 final saw the last three contestants prepare a lavish feast for the professional chefs who have guided them over the course of the Masterchef competition. Last night, the BBC treated Masterchef fans … Continue reading

The Masterchef UK final part 1: the remaining contestants cook in Michelin-starred restaurants

Masterchef contestants went to some of the best restaurants in Europe, all with three Michelin stars

See also Masterchef final part 3- the winner is revealed, and  Masterchef final part 2- cooking for the mentors Last night, the first of this week’s three Masterchef UK 2012 finals took place. The three remaining Masterchef contestants were each … Continue reading

It’s the final week of Masterchef UK 2012, and there are just three top chefs left in the competition!

The Masterchef UK final 2012

Jay Tinker leaves Masterchef UK 2012, following a difficult round of pastry and dessert making. The weeks of culinary build-up have at last come to a climax, as the Masterchef UK 2012 final has arrived! Over 20,000 budding chefs applied for … Continue reading

What to do with leftover roast pork- Thai pork rissoles with coconut rice and sweet chilli crudités

Leftover roast pork made into Thai pork rissoles

LOOKING FOR IDEAS FOR WHAT TO DO WITH THE REST OF A ROAST PORK? Try this tasty Thai pork rissole recipe. I roasted a delicious piece of pork at the weekend for my husband Rich and our friend Will who … Continue reading

Delicious light and fluffy raspberry cheesecake recipe

Delicious cheesecake recipe. Photo courtesy of bbc.co.uk

This baked raspberry cheesecake is based on a BBC food recipe, which I have only marginally altered. It really is a delicious cheesecake recipe, which was easy to do, and extremely tasty. I find that some cheesecakes can be very … Continue reading

Masterchef UK 2012: The final four contestants go to Thailand for 3 days of chilli sweats and paste pounding

Secretts Thai Festival, in collaboration with the Mudita Trust

Shelina, Tom, Jay and Andrew head to the North of Thailand for the toughest challenge of the Masterchef UK 2012 competition so far. Masterchef UK fans were in their element last week, as the good old BBC treated us to … Continue reading

Today’s healthy and delicious lunch idea! Chickpea, lentil and feta salad

Healthy lunch food- salad of feta cheese, lentils and chickpeas with fresh vegetables

Tasty salad of feta cheese, lentils, chickpeas and vegetables- an abnormally healthy start to the weekend! With the impending arrival to the South of France of one of our good friends this weekend, it is likely that there will be … Continue reading

Eamonn has been kicked off UK Masterchef 2012, leaving just four talented chefs in the competition

Glad to see Eamonn leave the competition

LATEST MASTERCHEF UK NEWS! Eamonn Hunt gets sent home by the food critics on Masterchef after his over-garliccy aioli, his sloppy ‘wallpaper paste’ breadsauce and his thyme custard. Click here for all posts about Masterchef UK 2012 Episode 10 of … Continue reading