Homemade Ravioli with grated Parmesan and beurre noisette
Italian, Pasta, Recipe, Review

Tried and tested: is making your own pasta really worth the effort?

I’ve always wanted to try making my own pasta, but never got around to it until now. It seems like a complicated task, but as I’m not one to shy away from a challenge, I decided to not only make my own pasta, but to fill it as well. With not a clue what to… Continue reading Tried and tested: is making your own pasta really worth the effort?

Cheers! Two gins at Gin Festival
Drinks, Event, Gin, Review, Things to do, Uncategorized, Visit

Why you should visit a Gin Festival!

As a relatively new (though no less enthusiastic) gin drinker, I was very excited to visit the Gin Festival at STEAM - Museum of the Great Western Railway, in Swindon. It was the perfect opportunity to spend an evening out with my Mum, who is equally into gin, though has been drinking the good stuff… Continue reading Why you should visit a Gin Festival!

Cotswold flour pizza slice
Bake, Easy recipe, Italian, Pizza, Recipe, Review, Uncategorized, Vegetarian

Cotswold pizza flour review and cheddar & tomato pizza recipe

I love pizza – who doesn’t? The comfort in that delicious combination of tomato and cheese in every mouthful is really hard to beat. And really hard to resist. (Hence my long history of pizza related cheese burns on the roof of my mouth…) But despite this, it’s really hard to find pizza that’s done… Continue reading Cotswold pizza flour review and cheddar & tomato pizza recipe

Dumplings
Diet Recipes, Healthy, Healthy Recipes, Recipe Book Review, Review, Uncategorized

Recipe Book Review: Tom Kerridge’s Lose Weight for Good

I’m not a natural dieter. In my fridge is creamy full-fat cheddar and a spare block of salted butter, ready to melt satisfying and rich over toast. I have never embarked in a fad diet, or any kind of diet for that matter, and don’t intend to. I don’t believe that cutting out fats or… Continue reading Recipe Book Review: Tom Kerridge’s Lose Weight for Good

WidbrookGrangeHotel
Bed & Breakfast, dinner, Gin, Hotel Review, Occasion, Restaurant, Restaurant Review, Uncategorized

Widbrook Grange Hotel Overnight Stay & Dinner Review

As it’s Chris’ birthday in December, and he’s very difficult to buy for, I had to get creative to organise presents for 2 occasions in such close proximity! To make matters worse, it was his 30th as well, so I wanted to do something special. Cue a meal and night away to celebrate, and escape the dramas of Christmas, and our recent engagement. (It was all go in December! – hence this post is only just going out…) Widbrook Grange hotel was the perfect place to relax and enjoy the occasion.