Foodies Festival Blackheath PICTURES

What a weekend. I think these pictures speak for themselves and how much fun we all had at Foodies Blackheath.

Day One came with a Wimbledon theme brought by Lorna Robertson and Nicola Milbank. We ate strawberries and Pimms and a lot of Eton Mess.

Masterchef Finalist Lorna Robertson gets to grips with the blender as I stand well back!

She’s not the messiest chef I know! Lorna’s Wimbledon inspired Strawberry Bavois went down a treat.

My cute rainbow and pompom dress is from Voodoo Vixen. It was perfect on a hot day!

Our second nod to Wimbledon came in the shape of these Pimms jelly trifles made by the cheeky Nicola Millbank!

Our prep kitchen selfies have become tradition. In this one, Lorna Roberson, Becky Cummings, Suzy Pelta and I get love from Butch the dog.

Lots of love!

On day two of the show, I was joined by my ‘sister from another mister’ Becky Cummings from The Pin Up Pantry. We rocked the frocks.

Becky’s gluten free bakes are delicious and perfect every time.

I love this dress so much! The fabric was designed for me by Sacha Hamed and the dress itself was designed and made by Clareabella’s Closet.

Becky’s gluten free Victoria Sponge is topped with fresh raspberries, crystalised rose petals, and raspberry powder. Lush!

Zoe Burmester from Darcey Oliver Cake Couture popped along to create this INCREDIBLE cake. Yes, that is all cake and not at all easy to create in 30degree sunshine!

Suzy Pelta is shocked to learn that our new radio microphones are inserted anally. Sorry… not sorry… this picture is genius!

Cakes made in a mug? That Suzy Pelta is a lazy genius. If you need cake and you need it 5 minutes ago, Suzy has the perfect recipes.

My serious interviewing face goes on as GBBO’s Ugne Bubnaityte and I discuss nutrition in baking.

I am thrilled to say that the resulting banana and peanut butter loaf cake was delicious! Reducing refined sugar in baking is easy with so many amazing natural alternatives – agave, maple, bananas, and lashings of my beloved PB!

Whipping up fresh California Raisin Scones for an eager and hungry crowd.

Feeling hot hot hot.

Love this picture! Three melting chefs in the prep kitchen. Ugne, Suzy, and I take a few minutes to cool down.

I’m not sure what filter foodie blogger Helen uses on her pictures, but both Becky and I were shocked at how good we look here!

With our lovely friend Helen from the foodie blog, Leewood Roots.

You can read Helen’s wonderful report from Blackheath by clicking here. What she doesn’t mention is that she bossed the chilli eating competition AGAIN and earned the nickname ‘The Machine.’ Boy, that lady can handle her chillis!

It was nothing short of a miracle that we didn’t all melt on day three of the show. The sun was shining again and everyone seemed to be having a fabulous time, hanging out in the park and sunning themselves. Our kitchen was as busy as ever and the only regret I have from the day is not catching a selfie with the force of nature that is my friend Rosemary Shrager – who popped into our theatre to sing her song and entertain the audience. The joys of live theatre!

Whipping up Key Lime Pie before lunch.

You can never have too much Italian Meringue. Ever.

Me and my little blowtorch!

Becky giggles her way through another fantastic gluten free bake.

We make this look goooood!

The wonderful Candice Brown stopped by to make us a Raspberry Chambord Bakewell Tart.

We even grabbed a silly selfie with the gorgeous crowd.

On day three, Nicola Millbank totally upped her trifle game by making this absolute beast of a Pimms jelly trifle!

The prep kitchen was all kinds of #girlgang #squadgoals this weekend. With Candice and Nicola (AKA Milly!).

Our legendary ‘end of the show show’ spread. All the major food groups.

Tomorrow, I’ll be packing my most fabulous outfits and heading up north to Tatton Park in Cheshire. If you fancy joining us there for more food and fun over the weekend, tickets are available by clicking here. The show is open Friday 14th – Sunday 16th July!

Stay gorgeous!