Alchemilla – Nottingham

On Friday evening I embarked on a bit of an adventure. Something I had never done before, something I had been looking forward to for weeks, something to tick off my bucket list. At 8pm sharp Gaz & I arrived at Alchemilla Restaurant on Derby Road for their 10 course tasting menu. The brainchild of…

The Groovy Food Co – Gingerbread Cookies

The lovely people at The Groovy Food Co¬†gifted me some products so that I could make delicious Christmas cookies for my friends and I. I have used coconut oil previously in cooking but have never thought to seek out baking recipes that also use it. The Groovy Food Co are all about healthy alternatives for…

Loch Fyne – Christmas Menu

On Thursday I was very kindly invited to Loch Fyne to try out their Christmas Menu. Those of you that read my tweets will know that I am fully on board with Christmas already, even through it is only the 1st of December. So, what better way to celebrate the start of the festive season…

The Walton – Nottingham

I was very lucky to be invited to the new menu launch at The Walton Hotel last night on Derby Road. I have walked past the outside of the building maybe a hundred times but had never been in before. I don’t know why, maybe I thought it was too posh for me! I always…

Corner Stone – Sherwood

A couple of weeks ago the lovely Notts Foodie and I went on a ‘date’. We have known of each other for months and correspond on Twitter a fair bit but until a recent event we hadn’t actually met. So in an effort to make a new friend who loves food as much as I…

The Alchemist – Birmingham

My two friends Lisa and Steph live in Tamworth, about 20 minutes on the train from Birmingham. Every few months or so we head into the city for drinks and food and a well needed girly catch up. Last night we headed first for The Alchemist, a fantastic cocktail bar on Colmore Row, and then…

Revolution Hockley – Nottingham

I was invited by the lovely people at Revolution Hockley to try out the new menu available this week. Revolution is situated at 7 Broad St, Nottingham, NG1 3AJ, next door to Rough Trade and opposite the Broadway.  Revolution is a chain of individually styled bars across the country. At the last count they have…

Chicken and sweet potato Thai Red Curry

Ever since my travels around Thailand I have eaten more Thai food. Thai red curry is one of my favourite dishes from the country. Its full of flavour but not too hot. Here is my recipe for a quick chicken and sweet potato Thai red curry. Ingredients 1 tbsp Red curry paste Tin of coconut…

#JingleMingle with Prezzybox

On Thursday I was very fortunate to be invited to the first ever Prezzybox influencer event at Baresca. Prezzybox are a family run gift retailer that specialise in quirky gifts and gadgets. I’ve bought from the company a couple of times in the past and always liked their gifts, so it was lovely to meet…

The #MeToo Campaign

You may have seen last week the hashtag ‘MeToo’ trending across social media. Bought about by Actor Alyssa Milano after the Harvey Weinstein revelations surfaced, it has opened up a discussion as to actually just how many women have been assaulted at some point in their lives. It got me thinking about myself and whether…

The Botanist – West Bridgford

Earlier this week I was extremely lucky to be invited to the press/bloggers launch night of The Botanist, on Bridgford Road, West Bridgford. I took my lovely friend Chloe as my plus one. Having visited venues in both Birmingham and York, I was super excited to find out it was opening in my hometown. The…

Nottingham Secret Dinner Club

A couple of weeks ago an email landed in my inbox, inviting me to the first Nottingham Secret Dinner Club on 28th September. No other details, just ‘please confirm your attendance’. Well, you can imagine how excited I was, and immediately confirmed I would be joining. It wasn’t until early this week that I was…