[GIFTED] Food is never far from my thoughts, and as I prefer to eat smaller portions of food more often in the day, I always like to have snacks to hand. Because of this, I’m constantly on the lookout for tasty, healthy options that I can easily fit in my work bag or keep in… Continue reading Popcorn Shed Review
[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
I was lucky enough to win a box of The Spice Tailor sauce kits in a Twitter competition this summer, and having worked my way through most of varieties now, I have been seriously impressed with the results! Disclaimer – this is not a sponsored post, I just really love the product! Those who know… Continue reading The Spice Tailor Review
Gifted opportunity to visit Taste of the South. Last weekend, I had a day out with my sister courtesy of Taste of the South festival, and we definitely made the most of the sunny Bournemouth weather! The festival was based in a large field, with plenty of space for over 100 exhibitors, some chef demonstrations and some live music. We had a… Continue reading Taste of the South Food Festival & an interview with MasterChef 2012 winner Shelina Permalloo
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 Is making your own pasta really worth the effort?
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!
A review of Cotswold Pizza Flour. 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… Continue reading Cotswold pizza flour review and cheddar & tomato pizza recipe
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
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.
Rich and indulgent – everything a celebratory meal should be.