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This hobby is turning into a business..


I had the best advice I have ever received from anyone this year about the Jericho Kitchen and it was harsh! Apparently my face fell, literally, on hearing it. It was a freezing cold afternoon in February this year and I was sitting in my own venue in Jericho feeling out of this world about [...]

This hobby is turning into a business..2021-01-18T18:53:56+00:00

What makes you buy a class at the Jericho Kitchen?


I am intrigued about this question. Obviously if I knew the answer then I could stop work forever but I don't and therefore I am on a mission to find out. Is it the location Is it the content of the course Is it the teacher Was it a present How can I encourage people [...]

What makes you buy a class at the Jericho Kitchen?2018-07-15T10:24:42+01:00

Never ever a dull moment… just rolling with the punches!


I think you have to be ever so slightly mad to run your own business! A little bit of madness is good for you, isn't it?! If I look back even over the last 2 months, if I had known the journey would I have taken it, probably not! However, I have and although it [...]

Never ever a dull moment… just rolling with the punches!2018-07-15T10:24:42+01:00

Merry Christmas Everyone!


It has been a while.... However I finally feel that there is something of interest to share with you all! After a year of working away at my dream I am extremely pleased to announce that Mariella Bliss Italian Food and myself are joining forces in January 2017 and have secured a building for a [...]

Merry Christmas Everyone!2021-01-18T19:26:25+00:00

“… il tuo destino” – it is your destiny!


Strangely enough this sentence has resonated through my life from various people. My first horoscope reading back in the early 90's in Fyfield in this amazingly creative room. I remember it as though it was yesterday - full of books, little light but candles everywhere, deep blues and gold colours everywhere, sat around a huge [...]

“… il tuo destino” – it is your destiny!2021-01-18T20:30:30+00:00

Inspiration from looking at a building site!


It has been a long time since I felt inspired to spill my thoughts out onto a blank page and share them with you all. However, today I was utterly inspired! An 11am meeting at the Marketing Suite of the Westgate Shopping Centre and the ever-so-enthusiastic Tracey Mills of Davis Coffer Lyons, who are responsible [...]

Inspiration from looking at a building site!2018-07-15T10:24:42+01:00

Small fish in a big pond


Never let it be said that I give up easily, because I don't! Look I am 10 months down the line from the initial idea of opening my own cookery school. I have an amazing temporary kitchen just outside Oxford and I have tried to fill courses to the numbers that allow them to run [...]

Small fish in a big pond2021-01-18T20:29:03+00:00

Less than 100 days!


Christmas 2015 I absolutely love Christmas. It is without doubt one of my favourite times of the year and although I probably won't be saying that on Boxing Day, I will be super excited from now until the day! So in keeping with this, we at the Jericho Kitchen have come up with some suitably [...]

Less than 100 days!2021-01-18T20:28:56+00:00

Slow Food what is it to me


Last night I attended the second meeting of the newly formed Slow Food Oxford. We met in one of my many local pubs in Jericho this time The Rickety Press which some of you might remember was affectionately named 'The Raddy' -back in the day when it was less gentrified and offered you a Sunday [...]

Slow Food what is it to me2021-01-18T20:28:37+00:00

Autumnal Delights


It is perfect timing - the start of classes at the Jericho Kitchen and the most bountiful month for fruit and veg (in my eyes) - finally we are not a "virtual cookery school"! ! ! It seems that by having a lot of faith and several chance meetings I have managed to find myself [...]

Autumnal Delights2021-01-18T20:28:28+00:00

Catch 22


It is a weird situation that I am in - and also many of my like-minded friends who are trying to establish a new business. Unless you are lucky enough to have money thrown at you then you are probably going to be in the same predicament. You have to have the full-time job in [...]

Catch 222021-01-18T20:28:13+00:00

A Jericho Farmer’s Market?


People have tried, and tried really hard (Caroline Casey!) to have a market in Jericho but it seems we are battling something that is harder than climbing Everest finding a venue There has been one in St Barnabas church and a possible venue in FREVDS but to date nothing has been finalised and set. For [...]

A Jericho Farmer’s Market?2021-01-18T20:28:05+00:00

The long and winding road


Throw another problem at me I can deal with it. In fact this week someone said to me that they wished they had my 'gladiator spirit'. This journey really has been an eye-opening into my own strengths and weaknesses and has questioned me at every turn. In fact I would recommend to all start up [...]

The long and winding road2021-01-18T20:28:00+00:00

Still trying to find a home!


Still homeless! Six months ago I was convinced that by September of this year I would have definitely found and be preparing to move into a permanent space that will house the Jericho Kitchen Cookery School. Hmmmmm... I was, to say the least, optimistic! There have been two potential homes in Jericho but unfortunately it [...]

Still trying to find a home!2021-01-18T20:27:47+00:00

Meeting of like minds!


I do feel that I am, quite frankly, a lucky person! This journey to open my cookery school has enabled me to meet the most interesting and sometimes even?inspirational people. One the most energetic and passionate I have encountered is the formidable Linda Johnson-Bell. Her passion for wine is off the scale. You only have [...]

Meeting of like minds!2021-01-18T20:27:40+00:00

Slow Food


Wow, what a week! This time last week I was sitting upstairs in the Turl Street Kitchen eagerly awaiting the arrival of Mr Carlo Petrini, the founder of the Slow Food Movement in Italy in 1986. About 30 of us crowded into the room and we were treated to talks from Shane Holland, the Head [...]

Slow Food2021-01-18T20:27:02+00:00

Our new venue!


  So excited to be able to have the opportunity to use this fabulous kitchen for our classes until our doors open later this year! Set in the beautiful Oxfordshire countryside, 15 minutes outside Oxford, we are planning to hold a whole array of classes there - including in the garden when the summer comes [...]

Our new venue!2021-01-18T20:27:18+00:00

Slowly moving forward


Very excited about a meeting tonight and what could potentially happen from it. I wish I could tell you more but alas not until afterwards! If the plan comes together then everyone will benefit. I realise now that sometimes to make things happen you have to forgot about your own goal and join in for [...]

Slowly moving forward2018-07-15T10:25:07+01:00

The beginnings…


Here we are! Starting from the beginning and sharing the happiness and some tears that?are involved in setting up this cookery school! We hope you enjoy. x

The beginnings…2018-07-15T10:25:07+01:00