• What Should You Look for In a Stand Mixer?

    8th September 2017

    If you’re tired of slaving away in the kitchen, trying your best to create mouth-watering meals, then you are probably in the market for a stand mixer. These incredible appliances make food preparation a breeze, as they do all the work for you. The fact that they can be used on just about any dish…

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  • Pumpkin Pie

    4th September 2017

    I love pumpkin pie.  A sweet desert without being over sweet.  I find the pie very easy to make and rather tasty and lovely to eat after a roast.   You will need: 50g/1lb 10oz pumpkin, peeled, deseeded and cut into chunks 350g sweet shortcrust pastry plain flour, for dusting 140g caster sugar ½ tsp salt…

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  • Miss Saigon At The Birmingham Hippodrome; Musical Inspired Food

    28th August 2017

    Last week I was invited by the lovely people at Birmingham Hippodrome to see their current show Miss Saigon and to sample the Musical’s inspired menu at their AA Rosette awarded Circle Restaurant.  Upon arrival we were greeted with a lovely cocktail, ‘Sun and Moon’ which was a mix of Schnapps, Creme De Cassis and…

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  • The Windmill Inn At Rowton 

    23rd August 2017

    Whilst on my way back from a day in the Snowdonian National Park, we drove back to the Midlands via Shrewsbury.  It had been a rather long day and we decided to stop for something to eat.  About 10 miles from Shrewsbury we drove past a normal looking country pub.  From the outside The Windmill…

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  • Seafood Lunch At Cannonball, Edinburgh

    14th August 2017

    I have a huge love of food.  Sometimes simply food like jam on toast and at other times I love food on the other end of the spectrum.  Whilst on my Scottish adventure I really wanted to see what Edinburgh had to offer and to try out some Scottish food.  As well as the Cannon…

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  • Seafood Lunch At Ondine, Edinburgh

    9th August 2017

    Whilst on my Scottish adventure a few weeks ago, being a huge seafood fan I decided to see what Edinburgh had to offer.  I type seafood restaurants in Edinburgh in to google and was provided with a list of lovely seafood restaurants.  Only thing was I wanted a restaurant open on a Monday lunch time,…

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  • Thai Meal And Cocktails At Siamais, Birmingham

    26th July 2017

    Last week I was very lucky to be invited along with Erica of 92 Three 30 for a Thai meal at cocktails at Siamais Thai Restaurant and Cocktail Bar. Siamais is located in Brindley Place which is just off Broad Street in Birmingham.  Brindley Place is full of bars and restaurants and is a lovely…

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  • Beef Stroganoff Slow Cooker Style

    24th July 2017

    I’m always looking for an easy to prepare meal which is tasty and filling. One of my families favourite beef meals in slow cooker beef stroganoff. This is a great recipe as I can start it before I go to work and its already when I return from home. Slow cooking the beef mans it…

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  • Chili, Sweet Potato & Butternut Squash Soup

    21st July 2017

    There is nothing more tasty on a midweek lunch than a bowl of piping hot chili sweet potato and butternut squash soup. Even more delicious is when it is homemade with a little warm kick of chili and is served with warm homemade bread. We love homemade soup and eat it quite often. It’s the…

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  • Beetroot Chutney

    12th April 2017

    This beetroot chutney is a homemade one that I love to keep at hand for adding to burgers and cold meat platters or as a simple dip for raw vegetables. To make the beetroot chutney you need: 500g fresh beetroot (not ready peeled and pickled), peeled and finely chopped 1kg cooking apples, peeled and chopped.…

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