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What makes you happy when it comes to food?

Quality and time are always my winners in my book.

I love good food, that is not to say that I do not treat myself but essentially freshly cooked, wholesome food without additives or preservatives make me happy and in return I feel good. That said exercise plays a big part, as does the process of cooking and taking the time to enjoy the meal that is in front of me,

A rushed breakfast is very unhelpful start to my day, instead I choose a time after everyone has left the house (or currently on the correct laptop for school or work) to sit and fully take pleasure in my first meal of the day, whether it's porridge with linseeds and fruit or eggs on toast with roasted tomatoes. You might feel this is gratuitous, and a few years back I would be with you, but I found it counterproductive to not enjoy these moments. Daily stomach aches stopped me from focusing, which became a vicious cycle of a stressed stomach and nausea, but this has all but disappeared by changing my attitude towards my start of the day and just taking a little more time over meals...dare I say it, think back to when we savoured over restaurant meals when we used to go out!

Following the food seasons makes me happy too plus it is good on the pocket too...produce harvested at peak from local farmers so best quality, flavour and price.

Currently enjoying the food for the senses; warming roasts, crumbles, soups with fresh bread plus much more wonderfully cosy food.

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” – Hippocrates

Be kind to yourself and take your time to enjoy food at every level...see events below.

See you at the table.

Jo x

P.S. please let me know what you would like to see at the table?


2021 has kicked off with a mixture of unknown with a whole lot more of the crazy world that we would love to escape. We are all hanging in there with home-schooling, working from home & supporting everyone around us. I am continuing with delivering allergy friendly treats, it is lovely to be part of the surprise. Last week saw birthday treats, thank yous and a hug in a box. A simple pleasure of fresh food delivered to your/their door.

Unfortunately, some events will no longer go ahead but you'll be delighted to hear that I'll be continuing with various events, albeit changing with the times, both with Lovely Bread hat on and also in my other guises - Table Stories and with cook-a-longs too. All of my events are tailored to be allergy-friendly - this means that you can socialise safe in the knowledge that you won't be eating something you'll regret!

Details as follows:

Table Stories Mexican Supper Club 12th March 2021

Gather and enjoy an evening without boundaries, allergy friendly food your friends and family will love. Join us

Book Here

Allergy Friendly Cooking Course (3 weeks -Create 98) 18th & 25th Jan, 1st Feb 2021 (now a cook-a-long with ingredients supplied)

Having allergies is not as tricky as you think…learn how to prepare quick tasty and nutritious allergy friendly (100% Gluten Free), vegetarian meals using simple and seasonal ingredients. Each evening will include quick and tasty recipes, plus ideas to tweak ingredients to create new recipes. You will get to sample each week’s menu and take home recipes to make your own.

This is the perfect Christmas gift idea for the budding cooks in your life!

Private Dining *(directly or via Create 98)

I am also now cooking for private dining events in your home or at Create 98,

Please get in touch with me, if you'd like to know more.


And as always, Lovely Bread and Stuff are baking and supplying you with the best allergy-friendly goods. Here is a sample of our Monday menus - follow on Instagram or Facebook to see latest menus, subscribe or get in touch if you'd like to know more:



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