A recipe is only as good as the ingredients that go in it and here are some of my favourite and most loved!

The below are all ingredients and brands I know, love and trust when it comes to quality and flavour, they've never let me down and I hope you love them too!

Colive

Colive

Colive is a fantastic Extra Virgin olive Oil from my home island of Cyprus. Using olives from both North and South of the island it champions unity thought food in post conflict zones. A superior product, it has a deep flavour and a beautiful golden colour. As and added bonus the donate 10% or all profits to create positive social change, so when you buy you're helping build a better future with every bottle. Available direct from the website.

The Greek Kitchen

The Greek Kitchen

The Greek Kitchen brings you the best flavours from around Greece. They have a fantastic product range with special note for my favourites going to the Orange Blossom Honey, the Flame Roasted Peppers and the Tahini and Honey Spread (Which I use in my tahini cookies). They also have a meze range which I've used often when creating sharing boards and platters. Available through Ocado and directly through the website. If you love Greece and Greek products, they wont disappoint!

Mackays

Mackays

Mackays are a Scottish family run business that has stayed true to its values of producing small authentic batches of jams, preserves, curds and chutneys. My favourite, their Bramble Jam is my most used, I use it in my Bakewell tart, and I love it slathered on toast! They source their strawberries, raspberries and blackcurrants from Scotland and for their marmalade they use the best Seville oranges. They use traditional methods of production and no artificial colours or flavours!

Foodie Flavours

Foodie Flavours

When it comes to baking these guys are my go to for all my flavourings. A truly superior product, which makes a huge difference in bakes, the flavours are superb! They're High Strength, Vegan friendly, Gluten-free, Egg-free, Dairy-free, made in the UK and (the best part) completely natural! Their Strawberry Flavouring is what I use for my Strawberry Milkshake Cupcakes. They've a HUGE range of flavourings and you can find them at Lakeland or direct from the website. One of my favourites!

Amal's Pantry

Amal's Pantry

I hadn't heard of Basbas, a Somali sauce, before I tried this and it's a game changer! Created by Amal - a 2019 Masterchef Contestant, they're divine, I've used them in marinades and in sauces, they're also lovely as part of a salad dressing. They've a fabulous punch of flavour and you taste each ingredient shine. The Chilli and Lemon is my personal favourite, perfect on cod loin or or marinating then roasting chicken, but all the sauces are stunning. Available directly from the website.

Odysea

Odysea

If there's a brand u use more than any other its Odysea. Fantastic, award winning quality products from the Mediterranean. With a special shout out to the Balsamic Glaze and Pomegranate Molasses, they have a huge range of products and are available at Sainsburys or Direct rom their website. A large number of their products have been awarded Protects Designation or Origin (PDO) status, so you know you're getting quality and authenticity. Fabulous all around, you cant ask for more than that!

Burren Balsamics

Burren Balsamics

I first found these at the GoodFood show and I've been in love with them ever since. They have a wide range with absolutely delicious flavours. They work in savoury or sweet dishes: drizzled over cheese, added to marinades and casseroles, or even as the twist to ice-creams. They even work in cocktails! They've a great depth of flavour, with my favourites being Strawberry & Mint - which is sublime on a salad, and Blackberry & thyme which is divine with duck. Available direct from the website!

Please note: I am not affiliated or paid for the above. The above opinions are my own.