Easy Chinese Chicken Thighs

For this Chinese chicken thigh recipe I teamed up with a local company called Freshly Spiced. Freshly Spiced are a company in Nottingham that create amazing natural spice blends without any additives, from scratch. They have a huge range of different blends and are so much tastier than regular shop bought ones. All the packets…

Cafe Coco Tang – Nottingham

Before I get started, please note that this post will be a gushing write up of how much I love Cafe Coco Tang. Located on Byard Lane, it’s a narrow restaurant that extends back and up. Focusing on traditional Vietnamese food and speciality coffee, it is a beautiful venue serving beautiful food. You order at…

Vegan Pesto Tart

I have been experimenting with this dish for ages, first as a puff pastry option and now as a shortcrust pastry tart. Can you tell I love pastry? HA! This vegan dish is super quick to make, looks great and is very filling. It serves 4 as a main dish and even more as a…

Yumuchi – West Bridgford

A couple of weeks ago (before France, my sisters 30th Birthday, and a chest infection got the better of me) I was invited down to Yumuchi in West Bridgford to try our their newly launched vegan menu. You will know if you read my blog that although I am not vegan I do try to…

Bottomless brunch at Revolucion De Cuba

Revolucion De Cuba on Market Street in Nottingham City Centre has had a bit of a refresh and have updated their bottomless brunch offering. Yesterday I was invited down to sample to new menu and try their new range of drinks. I love Rev De Cuba. The building is beautiful and the atmosphere is always…

A day in Digbeth

Considering Birmingham is less than 90 minutes away on the train, it is a city that I rarely get to explore. It’s a shame as there is so much to do and see in and around the city centre. I thought I’d jump on the train last weekend and explore an area of Birmingham that…

Bills Restaurant – Nottingham

Earlier this week I was invited to Bills Restaurant on Queen Street in Nottingham to take a tour of their newly revamped restaurant and try some new dishes. I love Bills, the food is always really good, there is always a good atmosphere and the surroundings have always been really cool. Previously it was very…

What to pack for Glastonbury

It is 3 days until Glastonbury 2019 kicks off and I have just finished packing my Glastonbury bag. What should you pack for Glastonbury? This will be my third Glastonbury festival and so I wanted to write a list of everything I pack for my favourite festival, in the hope that other people don’t forget…

Townhouse Arnold – Nottingham

This evening saw me returning to the Townhouse Arnold for dinner. After the sudden closure in summer 2018, Townhouse reopened at the start of this year with new owners, a new kitchen team, and a new lease of life. Situated on Front Street, Arnold with a car park just around the back, it is a…

Growing up in the 90s and 00s

I am off to see the Spice Girls next week!!! My 9 year old self was literally jumping for joy when the tour was announced and logging on to get tickets was more stressful than getting Glastonbury tickets. Anyone that has tried to anxiously get tickets for something they love will know the feeling; sweaty…

A weekend in Dublin

A couple of months ago I was getting itchy feet and wanted to explore a Dublin again for the second time. The first time was 10 years ago and I felt I was overdue a visit. I popped a post on Facebook asking my friends if anyone fancied a short weekend break to Ireland and…

Mitch’s Kitchen – Vegan ready meal review

Mitch’s Kitchen are revolutionising the way we think of vegan food, and more specifically ready meals. Gone are the days when you take a bland, unappealing ready meal from your freezer and place it in the microwave, hoping to god that it tastes better than it looks. Based down by the south coast, Mitch, a…