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We’ve gone online!

We’ve gone online!

  We've gone online! July 27, 2020 . We're in the midst of the pandemic and it certainly has been a strange time indeed. So much of a chance to reflect and re-assess.  I've really missed going to meet new people in their houses and make their events so special...

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The pie: the ultimate in comfort food

The pie: the ultimate in comfort food

  The pie: the ultimate in comfort food April 30, 2020 . Yes, I know it's supposed to be Spring (our favourite time here at Tara's Table) but let's face it, 2020 is just not working out the way we had planned in so many ways.  2020 is our 10th anniversary so all...

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Winging it March 19, 2020

Winging it March 19, 2020

     Winging it                            March 19, 2020 .It's 19th March 2020, the drabbest day ever.  Weather wise, it's cold, grey and drizzly and world wise - who knows? To top it all, I wrote this glog and promptly lost it but I have time on my hands and I...

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10 Years of Food Fads

10 Years of Food Fads

  10 Years of Food Fads  March 11, 2020 .I am absolutely thrilled to share with you that Tara’s Table has been in business for 10 years this year! You’ve probably seen it splashed all over our social media – well, it is quite an achievement and I’m very proud! ...

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Health & Wellness in 2020

Health & Wellness in 2020

  Health & Wellness in 2020 February 17, 2020 .It's 2020, 10 years since I started my Private Chef & Corporate Event Catering business, time really has flown! I'm making this first blog of the decade about healthy eating and what it means to me.  I've...

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The real deal

The real deal

      The real deal                                        July 24, 2019 .I have recently returned from the most wonderful holiday in Greece - a week in Mykonos and a week in Santorini. Unbelievably, I had never been there before!  I don’t know what I have been...

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Wish you were here…

Wish you were here…

Wish you were here... July 06, 2019We're in the midst of the pandemic and it certainly has been a strange time indeed. So much of a chance to reflect and re-assess.  I've really missed going to meet new people in their houses and make their events so special with...

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Give Quince a Chance

Give Quince a Chance

  Give Quince a Chance                                      October 05, 2018 .The quince is a most intriguing fruit - a cousin of the apple and pear, in the Rosaceae family.  Its fruit is similar in appearance and shape to a pear.  It is green when young but as...

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Check your pulses, folks!

Check your pulses, folks!

  Check your pulses, folks!                                 February 01, 2019 .I’m always thinking of new or old ways to incorporate more pulses into my diet because they are so tasty and they appear to be having a moment, with the Bristol Dhal Festival this...

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Oh the times, they are a changin’

Oh the times, they are a changin’

  Oh the times, they are a changin'                              July 16, 2018 . This is a musing on current times rather than my usual blog which features a seasonal recipe idea, hopefully interspersed with a little humour, although there is nothing wrong with...

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Gazpacho Andaluz

Gazpacho Andaluz

  GazpachoAndaluz                                     June 21, 2018 . I'm just back from a week in Seville trawling the tapas bars for inspiration for our next pop-up event. Well, the temperature was up to 38oC so I had to go where the air conditioning was! I've...

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One potato, two potato…

One potato, two potato…

  One potato, two potato...                                     July 05, 2018 .I’ve been back from Seville for at least a fortnight now but I’m still on a Spanish kick, I think I always have been: the country, the language, the people and the food are all among...

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Culture vulture, my gut instinct

Culture vulture, my gut instinct

  Culture vulture, my gut instinct                               May 31, 2018 .I love a bit of culture, me! By which I don’t mean that I can’t get enough of the opera. In fact, I’ve never been, and the last time I went to the ballet was on a school trip.  I am...

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Sopa Azteca

Sopa Azteca

  Sopa Azteca                        May 04, 2018 .I recently went on the most fantastic holiday all around Mexico and had some absolutely delicious food on the way.  I had this soup one evening in a great hotel just outside Oaxaca, after a long day's slogging...

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A different cake for Easter

A different cake for Easter

  A different cake for Easter March 27, 2018 .Easter is looming and so I thought I’d make a cake.  I’m also going to see a friend and her sparkling new baby, so that is another contributory factor. Between the two things, I feel there is great significance: new...

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Girl power in the plant world

Girl power in the plant world

  Girl power in the plant world                                           March 15, 2019 . As a chef, running a catering business in Bristol, I love travelling for inspiration for new recipes. I've recently returned from a trip to Malaysia where I tasted some...

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The Colour Purple

The Colour Purple

  The Colour Purple March 09, 2018 .I’ve been eating with the seasons ever since I became a chef 16 years ago, so I should know the drill by now. While some things are available all year round, there are some vegetables that come round and you just know it’s...

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