When did you first get in to cooking and do you remember the first recipe you tried?
I loved working with food at school. The very first recipe I had tried was for scones - I was asked to be part of the teachers demonstration and remember feeling so nervous! At the time our kitchen wasn't suitable for more than one cook (it was tiny!) so instead I kept myself busy with collecting cookbooks and attending cooking summer schools.
What's your kitchen like and how do you keep organized when cooking?
Its really busy! We're a family of 8 and there's always someone hungry. There's lots of space and our cupboards are well organised. But I'm guilty of making a bit of a mess when I'm working in the kitchen - I prefer to leave all the washing up till the end.
What tips would you give to someone wanting to become a better cook?
Have fun with it. It's a learning curve, so don't be afraid of making mistakes.
Who would you invite to your dream dinner party and what would you cook for them?
John Green. I've never made it before but I would make him sushi because I hear that's his favourite. And also Tom Fletcher from McFly - I would make him pizza and toast some pop tarts.
Do you do any other crafts and what are your hobbies?
I've dabbled in different kinds of crafts over the years, but the ones I've loved and stuck with are baking and photography.
Which cooking blogs do you love to read?