Monthly Archives: April 2015

Restaurant Review: Greens Restaurant, Didsbury

Watching Simon Rimmer and Tim Lovejoy lark around on Channel 4’s ‘Sunday Brunch’ has become a weekend ritual of mine. Simon always seems to cook up a storm on the show (either that, or the various guests have been practicing

Restaurant Review: Greens Restaurant, Didsbury

Watching Simon Rimmer and Tim Lovejoy lark around on Channel 4’s ‘Sunday Brunch’ has become a weekend ritual of mine. Simon always seems to cook up a storm on the show (either that, or the various guests have been practicing

Recipe: Rock Cakes

Mum used to make Rock Cakes all the time, but she seems to have dropped the ball lately (hint hint mum :-)). They are one of my favourite bakes and are so quick and easy to make. They’re perfect if

Recipe: Rock Cakes

Mum used to make Rock Cakes all the time, but she seems to have dropped the ball lately (hint hint mum :-)). They are one of my favourite bakes and are so quick and easy to make. They’re perfect if

Restaurant Review: Fish Bait, Didsbury

This “chippy” review is coming from someone who doesn’t actually like our national dish all that much. I found this little gem following my mothers request to try some “proper northern fish and chips” when she last visited me in

Restaurant Review: Fish Bait, Didsbury

This “chippy” review is coming from someone who doesn’t actually like our national dish all that much. I found this little gem following my mothers request to try some “proper northern fish and chips” when she last visited me in

Flashback Restaurant Review: Maze, London

A flashback to my lovely 21st birthday meal, 2 years ago, at Maze, Gordon Ramsay in London. I hope to return there soon!… It was my 21st birthday yesterday, so my mum and I went for a little trip to

Flashback Restaurant Review: Maze, London

A flashback to my lovely 21st birthday meal, 2 years ago, at Maze, Gordon Ramsay in London. I hope to return there soon!… It was my 21st birthday yesterday, so my mum and I went for a little trip to

Ginger Bakes

I am going through a bit of a ginger phase at the moment. Ginger is such a wonderful spice, with layers of flavour. It is deep and warming, with a fiery spicy kick if you use the fresh root, and

Ginger Bakes

I am going through a bit of a ginger phase at the moment. Ginger is such a wonderful spice, with layers of flavour. It is deep and warming, with a fiery spicy kick if you use the fresh root, and

Recipe: Chunky Chocolate and Ginger Cookies

These Chunky Chocolate Ginger Cookies are possibly the most delicious cookies I have ever baked. They are baked until just cooked through so that they remain cakes inside, and if you sneak one away while still warm from the over,

Recipe: Chunky Chocolate and Ginger Cookies

These Chunky Chocolate Ginger Cookies are possibly the most delicious cookies I have ever baked. They are baked until just cooked through so that they remain cakes inside, and if you sneak one away while still warm from the over,

Ginger and Ale Sponge Squares

Ingredients: 150ml pale ale 175g molasses sugar 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda 200g self-raising flour 4 heaped tsp ground ginger 3 large eggs 100g golden caster sugar 125ml groundnut oil 3 balls stem ginger, finely sliced + 3 tbsp ginger

Ginger and Ale Sponge Squares

Ingredients: 150ml pale ale 175g molasses sugar 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda 200g self-raising flour 4 heaped tsp ground ginger 3 large eggs 100g golden caster sugar 125ml groundnut oil 3 balls stem ginger, finely sliced + 3 tbsp ginger

Chocolate bar swap: your favourites go ‘gourmet’

Easter is a time for chocolate, therefore I decided to go on the search for some 5* chocolate bars that will rival the supermarket favourites. These ‘gourmet’ bars will cost you considerable more, but if you love chocolate, they are

Chocolate bar swap: your favourites go ‘gourmet’

Easter is a time for chocolate, therefore I decided to go on the search for some 5* chocolate bars that will rival the supermarket favourites. These ‘gourmet’ bars will cost you considerable more, but if you love chocolate, they are

Restaurant Review: Karczma Polska, Old Town, Swindon

Britain has long had a strong Polish community, however Polish fare is hard to find and Polish restaurants are few and far between. In recent years, many supermarkets have added a small international section selling polish meats, yoghurts and their

Restaurant Review: Karczma Polska, Old Town, Swindon

Britain has long had a strong Polish community, however Polish fare is hard to find and Polish restaurants are few and far between. In recent years, many supermarkets have added a small international section selling polish meats, yoghurts and their

Recipe: Milk and White Chocolate Chunk Fondant Brownies

Break through the thin and crisp crust and beneath oozes a rich triple chocolate filling. My favourite brownie recipe – the ultimate indulgence warm from the oven! Ingredients: 185g 70%+ dark chocolate 185g salted butter 3 eggs, at room temperature

Recipe: Milk and White Chocolate Chunk Fondant Brownies

Break through the thin and crisp crust and beneath oozes a rich triple chocolate filling. My favourite brownie recipe – the ultimate indulgence warm from the oven! Ingredients: 185g 70%+ dark chocolate 185g salted butter 3 eggs, at room temperature