Picnic season in the UK is sporadic. There isn’t a particular month that shines brighter than the other, you just need to prepare yourself for a spontaneous afternoon here and there.
A few Sunday’s ago the sun came out so I made some last minute picnic plans with a friend. We made a quick dash to the supermarket for food essentials before heading off in the direction of our local park.
Summer is officially here… well, sort of! I was kindly invited along a couple of weeks ago to sample cocktails at The Ox in Cheltenham’s new summer menu – an offer I couldn’t refuse!
A few Saturdays ago I visited the beautiful city of Bath for the day with one of my best friends. No set plans, aside from seeing Jack Savoretti later on that evening (you can read about that here) and hopeful for afternoon tea somewhere. We wandered around before stumbling across this hidden gem…
When it comes to food, Italian is my number one.
So you can imagine my excitement when I heard that one of my favourite restaurants had launched a new lunch menu – and it wasn’t just the food that stood out…
Mondays call for cake, so let me introduce these Rock ‘n’ Choc Bakes…
I remember baking rock cakes in primary school, and hating them. I’m not sure what it was that I disliked so much but for years I wouldn’t go near one. Today is a different story, but perhaps that’s because I have an awesome recipe that involves chocolate – and let’s face it, anything with chocolate is bound to be better!
Up until Monday evening I had never celebrated Burns Night before. Clearly I had no idea it basically consists of sipping on whiskey and devouring delicious food all night, and after the four course treat with Compass Box Whiskey at The Ox I may now have to make this supper a yearly tradition.
Pizza. Pies. Cider. Need I say more?
As a lover of baking, I couldn’t resist creating some Halloween themed cupcakes.
There’s a new steakhouse in town, and judging by the canapes and cocktails I can tell you that Cheltenham are in for a real treat.
Recently a few friends and I enjoyed fun, food and frolics by the sea at the Sidmouth Folk Festival. The weather was glorious (before it took a grey turn for the worst the following afternoon, in typical British summertime fashion) so we enjoyed our first evening by the coast sat in the garden with bubbles, sangria, and one helluva fabulous feast!