Pancakes! I just love them. I love sweet ones with lemon and sugar and also savoury ones with chicken and leek in a white sauce being a huge favourite. Pancakes really are easy to make from scratch and are much cheaper than using a ready made batter. To make crepe pancakes you will need: 100g plain flour 2 large eggs 300ml milk Pinch of salt Oil for cooking Lemon and sugar to serve To make the pancakes: Beat the eggs together and mix in the milk Let the batter chill in the fridge for at least an hour Add the… View Post

One of the most stressful things about Christmas is cooking the Christmas dinner.  Getting everything cooked perfectly at the same time; the turkey, the roast potatoes, the sprouts, the stuffing.  The list goes on and on.  Let’s face it, we all want everything perfect and piping hot when Christmas dinner is served. The lovely people over at Hello fresh have cleverly done all the timings for you!  What could be simpler than following their perfectly timed plan to have the perfect family Christmas dinner?  All you need to do is pop over to their Christmas Dinner page and sign up… View Post

I have been for afternoon tea at Malmaison before and found it to be a really nice selection of dishes.  The festive menu includes a glass of prosecco. and unlimited tea or coffee. The tea was served on a modern metal and slate stand which is ideal as a Malmaison Afternoon Tea has quite a modern feel to it with sliders and brioche buns instead of sandwiches. For the festive tea Malmaison have stayed with their nontraditional savoury selection which includes: Turkey, cranberry and stuffing wrap Mal slider pig in blanket brioche roll The fruit scone is served with jam and… View Post

Loose Leaf Tea From Fortnum And Mason What is there not to love about Fortnum and Mason is to loose leaf tea?  I’m a huge fan of loose leaf tea especially since I found out that plastic is used to make teabags.  Personally I really don’t like the sound of that and you often find that loose leaf tea is of a better quality as it is not tiny pieces like you’re finding teabags. For me Fortnum & Mason make the best tea ever and I specially love their Irish breakfast blend. Cath Kidson Mickey Mouse Teapot If you are regular… View Post

Christmas means lots of things to me, one of those being gingerbread cookies.  This year we have used a different set of ingredients to make our cookies.  The lovely people at Groovy Food Company have sent us some of their ingredients to try.  The Groovy Food company specialise in naturally healthy cooking and baking products. The Companies ethos is: The Groovy Food Company is all about being good to yourself. There’s our unrefined Virgin Coconut Oil. 100% pure and high in lauric acid, with many reported benefits which include warding off germs. It’s also brilliant for adding lustre to your… View Post

One of the lovely things about the festive season is arrival of festive afternoon teas.  Last week I was lucky yo go to London and sample the amazing festive tea at Ruben’s At The Palace.  As the name suggests Ruben’s in by Buckingham Palace, in fact you look over the road to the Royal Mews whilst enjoying you tea.  The tea room had been decorated for the festive season and the tables were dressed with pristine white table cloths and red ribbons.  There was a lovely selection of teas available to suit all tastes and I enjoyed a glass of Kir… View Post

I think it’s fair to say I am a foodie, always have been and always will be.  Because of this there are always a number of foodie things I would like for Christmas.  Here is a small selection of foodie gifts on my Christmas wish list this year: Swan Retro Microwave And Mixer I actually own this mixer and have had it a few months now and it’s fantastic value for money!  It comes with a number of blades and has been a great addition to my kitchen.  It has a great retro feel and the pink is perfect for… View Post

During a day of shopping in Chester I had afternoon tea at The Chester Grosvenor.  This was a real treat that I had been hoping to do for some time and it did not disappoint one little bit.  We were seated at our table in a quite relaxing lounge with comfy chairs and elegant coffee tables.  We were quickly served with our choice of tea in the most beautiful silver tea service. We were brought our afternoon tea on a lovely silver 3 tier cake stand.  Here you can see a afternoon tea on the middle tier and a gentleman’s… View Post