Karen Burns-Booth is creative freelance food writer & blogger. Her love of seasonal food & recipes stems from her childhood observing her grandmother and mother’s cookery skills. A regular contributor in Country Kitchen magazine, she currently writes for numerous other publications, food, travel and tourism websites and has several recipes in print in compilation cookbooks. She is currently working on a Historical British Cookbook.

Latest Blog Posts

White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake
White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake
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Karen Burns-Booth's recipe for White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake is an easy bake using Belgian white chocolate.  It's certain to impress everyone at the table.

Mexican Chocolate Mousse
Mexican Chocolate Mousse
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This cold weather version for Mexican Chocolate Mousse has a very cheeky ingredient added, some chilli powder, to perk up everyone’s taste buds!

Hong Kong Style Fried Fish Balls
Hong Kong Style Fried Fish Balls
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Karen Burns-Booth shares an authentic recipe for Hong Kong Style Fried Fish Balls & also manages to transport us right into the middle of all the action in a busy, colourful  Hong Kong market street.

 

French Toast and Vanilla Raspberry Compote
French Toast and Vanilla Raspberry Compote
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Karen Burns-Booth kicks off British Egg Week with an egg-celent recipe - French toast with a vanilla raspberry compote.

Cider and Onion Soup with Grilled Cheddar Croutons
Cider and Onion Soup with Grilled Cheddar Croutons
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Based on the classic French Onion soup, Karen's recipe has been lightened up and Anglicised by making it with English cider and Davidstow's Cheddar cheese from Cornwall.

Creamy Chicken and Mushroom Pie
Creamy Chicken and Mushroom Pie
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Looking for a hearty midweek meal that can easily be made in under an hour?  Try this family favourite chicken and mushroom pie.

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Our fabulous #PinkLadyTour dessert at Miranda today was confit of apples with red fruits and ice cream… http://t.co/mLkCGKP8bY

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Wild duck with #pinkladyapples and a red wine jus along with red radishes #duck #apples #wine http://t.co/HqrtfJeOH9

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Langoustine bisque with #pinkladyapples and Jerusalem artichoke and apple medley at Miranda http://t.co/WJqlLeNqk5

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Fabulous starter at #PinkLadyTour in Miranda cookery school in Avignon SW France http://t.co/Qbco0r8flA