English black kale obsession from Staples British Farm!

Did you know that kale is one of the oldest brassicas proudly sitting alongside cabbage, brussels sprouts, broccoli and cauliflower?  The vegetable we know today is more than 2,000 years old and until the end of the Middle Ages, kale was one of the most common green vegetables eaten across Europe.  At Maple & Co,…

Cooking for Mel C, Stephen Merchant and Aisling Bea!

I’ve just had one of the most busiest and fun weekends! With my hubby’s hotel opening in Kingston, we spent the entire Saturday tasting the restaurant’s new menu (yum).  Then it was onto Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch on Sunday starting with hair and makeup at 6am then cooking for singer Mel C  and comedians Stephen Merchant…

Rosemary Carrots, Apples and Maple Balsamic. Falling for autumn…

I’ve been so excited to see all the autumn vegetables and fruits! And who doesn’t love roasted root vegetables – crispy on the outside and sweet and fluffy on the inside.   I picked up these beautiful carrots with the tops still on and paired them with some crimson red radicchio and endives leaves. With carrots, I…

Saying Goodbye to Anonymous Food

Summer, sunshine, parks, picnics, and the first order of business before heading out to enjoy the beautiful weather is to make certain you’ve packed your strawberries. That’s right, it’s strawberry season, and this summer we’ve decided to make buying strawberries all the more fun and sustainable by working with our local farmer Hugh Lowe. At…

Loving Lululemon

In case you hadn’t already noticed, sportswear is having a moment. Gone are the days where gym kit consisted of your ex’s baggy T-shirt and that pair of faded tracksuit bottoms you also wear to do the housework in. Both luxury and high street brands like Lululemon (a favourite of ours here at Maple &…