We went to Poland. Yep, we flew on New Year’s Day to Krakow for a little mini break. Now, let me tell you, it was budget – I used my Nectar card points to buy some of the break on Expedia, so it wasn’t exactly a ‘treat’ in terms of luxury. READ MORE
Well hello, look a bit of a disclaimer to start with – this book is written by a lovely lady called Angela Romeo (what a gorgeous name!) who I met when I used to be in little recipe films for Sainsburys. This was not very long after the Bake Off had finished and was my first proper job where I made real money rather than breaking even, or, shock horror, pay to work. There is SO much of that in the early days of blogging. If you are new to it and feel like you give more than you receive then just hang on in there, it does get better!READ MORE
Yes, I’m back! And I have another review for you. This time, given we’re in summer holidays full swing, I thought I’d tell you about a little trip I took with the kids to The Phoenix, our local independent cinema. READ MORE
More, ReviewsComments Off on Maiyango Tasting Menu Review
Maiyango is a restaurant (and hotel) in Leicester city centre. It opened 12 years ago and caused quite a stir because back in those days Leicester didn’t have many non-chains to eat in. In fact, Leicester was a bit of a foodie wasteland. And then Maiyango kind of led the way. I remember going not long after it opened and being impressed by the food and kind of Moroccan style dreamy decor. I took clients there 7 years ago for Christmas dos and secretly asked the bartender to make my cocktails virgin as I was pregnant. He kept my secret and no one was any the wiser. READ MORE
Anyone who follows me on social media will know I am partial to a burger or two. I’d go as far as to say it’s my favourite meal.
When Meatcure first opened in Market Harborough we ate there as a family and LOVED it. It was a revelation. Interesting burgers, super hot skinny fries and excellent sides to pick at before the main event arrived. I was hooked. READ MORE
Cake stands are something I have a love hate relationship with. I find them really rather beautiful; they make me believe I’m living in a gentler time where everyone stopped for tea instead of everyone stopped to photograph their food. (Guilty as charged). But they’re not all very good. I have one that’s mighty pretty but the dome is so squat only a torte can safely nestle underneath it. READ MORE
So the lovely people at AEG asked if I would like a new oven. I mean, seriously, I have had some lovely perks as a result of blogging but this one has to be up there at the top.
But we only moved recently and the kitchen I inherited has a range cooker which is pretty new. Plus even if I wanted to replace it, the AEG Steambake oven is a regular size so I’d have a gaping hole in the oven area of my kitchen. So I politely declined. READ MORE
ReviewsComments Off on A weekend in Madrid – part 3
So here’s the third installment of our weekend in Madrid. On the Sunday we woke up to this. Look, it’s a rainy bank holiday weekend here in the UK at the moment so please excuse me reliving a sunnier time. For the other installments in our travels see here and here. READ MORE
So if you read my first installment on our little mini break to Madrid (gosh that sounds very Bridget Jones doesn’t it?) you’ll know we got to the hotel, dumped out bags and off we set to explore. READ MORE
I’m a mum of 3 boys, a cookbook writer and also a finalist on the 2011 Great British Bake Off.
I’ve decided to record the recipes I use, partly to save them somewhere and partly in case someone else might like to use them...