The countdown to Christmas has officially begun!
I’m spending this cold and frosty Thursday evening late night shopping with a friend which I’m really excited about. I love this time of year. I’ve been watching the Christmas 24 movie channel religiously for the past month so it’s fair to say that I’m feeling festive. It’s the time to dig out the Michael Buble Christmas album, stock up on chocolate coins and get your shopping skates on to start all that Christmas shopping. This year will be slightly different to usual as I’ve decided to cut back on buying presents…
Tanya Burr is a woman of many talents, but it’s her baking book that may be my favourite venture of hers so far. I can’t recall any other book where I have tried, tested and succeeded at so many recipes in such a short period of time – so I thought I would share one of them today. This salted caramel brownie recipe from Tanya Bakes is one my favourites, one I made twice within ten days as it was so popular.
Finding a lunch spot on a Saturday in Bristol can be overwhelming. There are so many options for a variety of appetites and occasions all over the city, but when friends of mine suggested tapas at Pata Negra a few weeks ago I was excited to try something new.
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?