4-Ingredients Low-Carb Smoked Salmon Pâté

Low-Carb Smoked Salmon Pâté is a stylish but super-simple starter/appetiser or dip. With just 4 ingredients, it's a delicious way of using up leftover smoked salmon at Thanksgiving and Christmas. Serve with your favourite low-carb crackers or low-carb bread recipes, or with vegetable crudités. This pâté is keto, gluten-free, grain-free, and contains no added sugar or artificial … Continue reading 4-Ingredients Low-Carb Smoked Salmon Pâté

Rock & Pop in Pictures – Tainted – A New Musical

On 24 October I went to see the showcase of Tainted at The Vaults, London. It's a brand new musical, not yet in full production, and of enormous interest to me. That's because it features the songs of Soft Cell, and singer Marc Almond - and effectively they've been the soundtrack to my life! So in my opinion, … Continue reading Rock & Pop in Pictures – Tainted – A New Musical

Low-Carb Rustic Pumpkin Pie

Just a few twists to a traditional pumpkin pie recipe make this Low-Carb Rustic Pumpkin Pie deliciously low-carb. 7g net carbs per slice, it's gluten-free, grain-free and vegetarian, and contains no added sugar or artificial sweetener. A cheesecake-style base using almonds, combined with browning of the filling, creates a seasonal 'rustic' appearance, and a nutty flavour, which … Continue reading Low-Carb Rustic Pumpkin Pie

Rock & Pop in Pictures: Soft Cell: One Night, One Final Time, The O2, London, 30 September 2018

On 30 September 2018, 80's synth pop duo Soft Cell played their last ever concert. It sold-out at the O2 in London - one of the UK's largest concert venues, holding 20,000 people. And it was beamed live to cinemas around the UK, and in other countries. I've been part of the cult of Soft Cell … Continue reading Rock & Pop in Pictures: Soft Cell: One Night, One Final Time, The O2, London, 30 September 2018

Rock & Pop in Pictures: Marc Almond, The Water Rats, London, January 2016

I’ve always been big into music. I go to lots of concerts and festivals. And I enjoy capturing the events in pictures. Photography has always been an integral part of my blog. So it seemed natural to start posting my rock and pop photography, as it’s another one of my passions. Since I’m a massive … Continue reading Rock & Pop in Pictures: Marc Almond, The Water Rats, London, January 2016

Say Hello Wave Goodbye: Attending the Soft Cell Beer (& Box Set) Launch!

I was enormously lucky to be invited to last week's London launch party for a new Soft Cell beer! Anyone who knows me knows I've been a massive fan of 80's synth-pop duo Soft Cell since I was a young teenager. And their new, limited-edition, Soft Cell beer is named Say Hello, Wave Goodbye - … Continue reading Say Hello Wave Goodbye: Attending the Soft Cell Beer (& Box Set) Launch!

Low-Carb Rhubarb Crumble – a quintessentially British dessert, but ketofied!

  Lovely, ultra-low-carb, rhubarb has been back in season recently here in the UK, so it inspired me to make a Low-Carb Rhubarb Crumble! Here's the recipe, plus a link to one for a low-carb crème anglaise/English custard to serve with it. Jump to: - Recipe for Low-Carb Rhubarb Crumble - Nutritional Info - Some Health Impacts of the … Continue reading Low-Carb Rhubarb Crumble – a quintessentially British dessert, but ketofied!

Travel in Pictures: Surviving the Bayreuth Festival of Wagner Operas 2018

The Bayreuth Festival of Wagner operas is one of the most prestigious and exclusive classical music events in the world. Until this month I was largely a Wagner virgin. Apart from - like many people - being able to hum some bars of the Ride of the Valkyries, and having hazy anecdotal knowledge about some extremely unpleasant historical … Continue reading Travel in Pictures: Surviving the Bayreuth Festival of Wagner Operas 2018

Low-Carb Zoodles/Courgetti with Sicilian Trapanese Pesto

  I've hung out in Trapani, Sicily, a lot this year, where this authentic and summery Trapanese Pesto sauce is traditionally served with local busiate pasta. The pesto itself - bursting deliciously with garlicky olive oil, tomatoes and toasted almonds - is low-carb. So here I'm keeping it that way by serving it with courgetti/zoodles … Continue reading Low-Carb Zoodles/Courgetti with Sicilian Trapanese Pesto

Low-Carb Middle Eastern Chicken Pilaf

I've devised this recipe for fragrant and exotic Low-Carb Middle Eastern Chicken Pilaf based on the recipe for Low-Carb Roasted Cauliflower Couscous that I published last year. It's full of veggies, meat and nuts, and so a whole meal in itself at just 8.4g net carbs for a very hearty portion. And as with all my low-carb … Continue reading Low-Carb Middle Eastern Chicken Pilaf

Low-Carb No-Bake English Strawberry & Vanilla Cream Cheesecake

It's Wimbledon tennis fortnight, so here's a new take on classic strawberries and cream - Low-Carb No-Bake English Strawberry & Vanilla Cream Cheesecake! It's light and sweet for enjoying sitting in the sun. Or indulge in a slice in front of a Wimbledon or World Cup match on the TV! 6g net carbs per generous slice. … Continue reading Low-Carb No-Bake English Strawberry & Vanilla Cream Cheesecake

Travel in Pictures: A Quick Trip to Trapani, Sicily, to Attend My Photography Prize-Giving

This article is all about the flying 48-hour visit I made last week to Trapani, north west Sicily, to attend the award ceremony for the Instagram photography competition for which I was one of the winners there last month. Trapani's less on the tourist trail than some Sicilian cities. And that's just one of the reasons why Trapani's totally worth a visit of at least a few days if you're planning a trip to Sicily.