Exploring the Amalfi with Celebrity Cruises

Exploring the Amalfi with Celebrity Cruises

Just as I thought the summer was over, was getting ready to replace the bikini for the wooly knits, the delightful team at Celebrity Cruises with a joint effort from Great British Chefs had the genius idea of prolonging it with a little sea voyage. A full five days of decadent eating, wine tasting, luxurious… Read more »

Sicilian Hunters Rabbit Stew

Sicilian Hunter’s Rabbit Stew and Catania’s Fish Market

After a delightful trip to Taormina, we had sufficiently wetted out appetite for culture and decided on another day trip, in the opposite direction for a trip down to Catania (the capital of the region), for a highly recommended trip to the fish market. Like so many european costal towns, every morning all the local… Read more »

Sicily's Best: Ristorante L'Arco Dei Cappuccini, Taormina

Sicily’s Best: Ristorante L’Arco Dei Cappuccini, Taormina

Last week was the much awaited holiday of the summer with my dad and brother. Naturally we were headed southbound. This time following the tail of the sunshine all the way to Sicily, to a small town outside of Milo to be precise. High up on the mountain somewhere between Catania and Taormina, in a… Read more »

Blog Giveaway Tess Ward Healthy Food London Fashion Week

Blog Giveaway

It’s COMPETITION TIME…… So if you already follow me on social media, you will know that I am currently offering a super sonic healthy food blog giveaway… All you have to do is sign up to my newsletter, then Facebook or Instagram me your version of any of my recipes from the blog, with the hashtag #cookwithtess. Its honestly that… Read more »

The Essential Cooking Conversion Chart - Tess Ward Chef - US Cups to Grams

The Essential Cooking Conversion Chart

The Essential Conversion Chart: U.S. CUPS TO GRAMS In the US, UK and all over Europe we have different ways of measuring out our foods. To save you the hassle of owning very sort of device on the market, this is a handy breakdown, to simplify it a little. If there are any ingredients missing from… Read more »

Skinny Fast Fashion Week Recipes

Skinny Fast Fashion Week Recipes

As Im sure you know it is currently London Fashion Week. The time when bloggers, photographers, journalist and fashionistas all congregate together in a clashing colours, taxidermy, sequins and fur, hoping to get a wink of model cellulite and a car load of goodie bags. Having been an intermittent show goer all through my uni… Read more »

Octopus, Chickpea and Chilli Salad

Octopus, Chickpea and Chilli Salad

The beauty of buying pre-cooked deli foods, is that is takes so much of the faff out of cooking. These little nuggets of marinated octopus are the last of the goodies that needed using up from my recent little trip to Sicily. Bought from Gianni’s local delicatessen, a hop skip and a jump down the… Read more »

Welcome to the New Blog

It might be a little late, but necessary all the same to welcome you to the new Tess Ward website and blog.  A cleaner, slicker, more easy to navigate site, with lots more tasty recipes, foodie and travel events and generally kitchen madness. The past year has been a mad, unexpected, wonderful adventure ride. So… Read more »

Brunching at Avenue St James

Brunching at Avenue St James

How do you feel about soft, creamy scrambled eggs, light as air buttermilk pancakes, crispy and snappable maple-cured bacon, charred baby asparagus and stonking great bloody marys? If the answer is favourable, than I have just the place for you to dive into this Sunday for a spot of weekend brunch…     The place for this morning… Read more »

Itsu: Crystal Noodle Cups - Tess Ward

Itsu: Crystal Noodle Cups

Ah ha, a new potsu you ask? Well, not exactly…. Over the last few months I have been working with the wonderful team at Itsu, getting involved in the creation of their newest product, the healthy, tasty and convenient Crystal Noodle Cups.  Far from any average pot noodle, these little beauties are made with aromatic, natural broth… Read more »