The Weighbridge Brewhouse: fillet steak
Eating out, Restaurant Review, Review, Uncategorized

The Weighbridge Brewhouse, Swindon: reinvigorated

Gifted post: complimentary 3 course meal for 5 I am forever complaining that there is a lack of restaurants in Swindon to eat at on occasions. Casual dinning, there is plenty of, but something a little more special? Not so much. As a result, we often end up going further afield to eat out, which… Continue reading The Weighbridge Brewhouse, Swindon: reinvigorated

Milk and More Orgaic Whole Milk
Drinks, Healthy, Plastic Free, Review, Sustainable, Sustainable Living, Uncategorized

Milk, and so much more

Since watching the recent War on Plastic BBC documentary, I have been horrified by the reality of the extent of plastic waste This is made worse by the fact that much of the plastic we do recycle in this country winds up halfway across the world in large waste piles and with little prospect of… Continue reading Milk, and so much more

Apple County Cider Co Cider
2019, Drinks, Food Festival, Product review, Review, Summer, Uncategorized

Rediscovering Cider: Highlights from the Cheltenham Food and Drink Festival

Gifted post: free tickets to the festival I had been looking forward to visiting some food festivals this summer, so when Cheltenham Food and Drink Festival sent me press passes, it seemed like the perfect opportunity for a tasty day out! - And my sister, who comes with me to all foodie festivals, agreed to… Continue reading Rediscovering Cider: Highlights from the Cheltenham Food and Drink Festival

kitchen garden, Sustainable, Uncategorized, Veg Garden, Veg Garden Diary, Vegetables

The kitchen garden in May & our goal for summer 2019

We kicked off this year in January with the beginnings of an ambitious project for our garden. Six new raised beds went into it in March, joining the one Vegtrug we planted up last year. More recently, in April, two long planters for peas and an assortment of buckets of potato plants joined them. Desire… Continue reading The kitchen garden in May & our goal for summer 2019

Flor de Sal
Potato, Product review, Recipe, Review, Uncategorized, Vegetarian, Veggie

Flor De Sal Review & Mini Roast Potatoes Recipe

This post includes a review of a gifted product. Since the fateful Sunday as a child when I ate 12 roast potatoes in one sitting (more than my age at the time) I have been a huge fan of crisp roasties, both with roast dinners and other meals too. The only problem is that it… Continue reading Flor De Sal Review & Mini Roast Potatoes Recipe

Cheltenham Food and Drink Festival 2019
Competition, Food Festival, Giveaway, Uncategorized

WIN A BOTTLE OF BERONIA RUEDA 2017 WHITE WINE & TICKETS TO THE CHELTENHAM FOOD & DRINK FESTIVAL 2019!

Note: competition is now closed, winners to be announced shortly This giveaway is kindly sponsored by Beronia and the Cheltenham Food and Drink Festival 14 – 16 JUNE 2019 sees the Cheltenham Food & Drink Festival come to life on the Montpellier Gardens. With plenty of family packed events and local and national suppliers showcasing… Continue reading WIN A BOTTLE OF BERONIA RUEDA 2017 WHITE WINE & TICKETS TO THE CHELTENHAM FOOD & DRINK FESTIVAL 2019!

Italian, Pasta, Pasta Sauce, Product review, Review, Uncategorized

Easy Italian flavours with Cannamela

[AD GIFTED] I have always been a lover of Italian food, from the plates of spaghetti bolognese I shared with my sister in restaurants (begrudgingly on her part) when we were small, to my more recent holidays to Italy experiencing the ‘real thing’. So, when I saw that Ciao Gusto were looking for people to… Continue reading Easy Italian flavours with Cannamela

2019, chicken, Chilli, dinner, Healthy, Healthy Recipes, One pot recipe, Pepper, Recipe, Spices, Spicy, Uncategorized, Winter, Winter Food

How to cook healthy, tasty food & my Chilli Chicken Stew Recipe

Now that the festivities and celebrations of December are over and we face the long, quiet month of January, I turn to food to brighten dark evenings while waiting for spring to arrive. As much as I want excitement in my food, I also want to cook and eat healthy dishes. Having eaten my way… Continue reading How to cook healthy, tasty food & my Chilli Chicken Stew Recipe

2018, Comfort food, Uncategorized, Veg Garden, Veg Garden Diary, Winter, Winter Food

December food: A look back at summer, and forward to winter

It’s a strange thought as we're here on the edge of Christmas, that only a few months ago our garden was full of tasty vegetables waiting to be picked and eaten. Now when I look out of the window it seems empty in comparison. The huge courgette plant that dominated our patio is long gone,… Continue reading December food: A look back at summer, and forward to winter