Category Archives: Christmas

The History of the British Roast

The history of our Great British Sunday roast stretches back to (at least) the 15th century. It is the highlight of many a Brit’s week; a time when the family can sit together and catch up after a long week.

The History of the British Roast

The history of our Great British Sunday roast stretches back to (at least) the 15th century. It is the highlight of many a Brit’s week; a time when the family can sit together and catch up after a long week.

Recipe: Gran’s Christmas Cake and Christmas Cake Decorating

No Christmas is complete without the main event – Christmas cake. To my mother’s great disappointment, I do not hide the fact that I think my Gran makes the best Christmas cake, so I shall share this recipe with you

Recipe: Gran’s Christmas Cake and Christmas Cake Decorating

No Christmas is complete without the main event – Christmas cake. To my mother’s great disappointment, I do not hide the fact that I think my Gran makes the best Christmas cake, so I shall share this recipe with you

Manchester Christmas Market: The Biggest and Best of the UK

Don your christmas jumper and wooly hat and spend an evening amongst the chalet-lined streets of Manchester. No Mancunian december is complete without the UK’s largest Christmas market and this year its bigger and better, with several new locations bringing

Manchester Christmas Market: The Biggest and Best of the UK

Don your christmas jumper and wooly hat and spend an evening amongst the chalet-lined streets of Manchester. No Mancunian december is complete without the UK’s largest Christmas market and this year its bigger and better, with several new locations bringing

Café Review: Sugar Junction, Manchester

Set in Manchester’s young and trendy Northern Quarter, Sugar Junction (SJ) is a warm and welcoming haven against the blistering winter cold outside. I first heard about this tearoom by way of Chinese whispers of sorts. When visiting me at university,

Café Review: Sugar Junction, Manchester

Set in Manchester’s young and trendy Northern Quarter, Sugar Junction (SJ) is a warm and welcoming haven against the blistering winter cold outside. I first heard about this tearoom by way of Chinese whispers of sorts. When visiting me at university,

Recipe: Irish Cream and Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Cupcakes

Banana bread is a favourite of mine because it is so moist and makes you feel slightly healthy – We have to get our 5 a day somehow (lets pretend this counts) I have a big bottle of Baileys left

Recipe: Irish Cream and Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Cupcakes

Banana bread is a favourite of mine because it is so moist and makes you feel slightly healthy – We have to get our 5 a day somehow (lets pretend this counts) I have a big bottle of Baileys left

The Ultimate Winter Hot Chocolate

Starbucks’ ‘red cups’ are back in town and there’s a toffee nut latte being sold on every corner. But who wants to venture outside in the cold just for a drink? Jamie Oliver comes to the rescue once again with

The Ultimate Winter Hot Chocolate

Starbucks’ ‘red cups’ are back in town and there’s a toffee nut latte being sold on every corner. But who wants to venture outside in the cold just for a drink? Jamie Oliver comes to the rescue once again with

Recipe: Mulled Wine Poached Pear Trifle

A christmas twist on a traditional English dessert with sweet pears infused with spiced red wine. Ingredients: 3 ripe pears 2 cups mulled wine vanilla madeira/pound cake, sliced vanilla custard 200ml double cream *you will need an 10-12″ trifle dish

Recipe: Mulled Wine Poached Pear Trifle

A christmas twist on a traditional English dessert with sweet pears infused with spiced red wine. Ingredients: 3 ripe pears 2 cups mulled wine vanilla madeira/pound cake, sliced vanilla custard 200ml double cream *you will need an 10-12″ trifle dish