Pates and Terrines at the School of Artisan Food

{GIFTED} A few months ago I was invited to take a course at the School of Artisan Food. I ummed and ahhed over the list of fantastic courses for a few days until I decided on the pates and terrines course which happened last weekend. I have never made a terrine and have only made…

Schwartz Fajita Seasoning Review

I love fajitas and usually opt to make my own spice blend which can be time consuming. For a weekday dinner this Schwartz fajita seasoning is perfect to grab off the shelf, chuck into a pan with your ingredients and let it sizzle away. It is available from Tesco and retails at just £1.60. You’ll…

A Gift Guide For Foodies

As you may know, I absolutely adore food! There are so many producers, restaurants and experiences you can have in Nottingham and the East Midlands that I wanted to celebrate this. I have created a little gift guide with some amazing ideas for stocking fillers, vouchers and experiences that you can treat your loved ones…

Win a Christmas Hamper

Do you fancy winning lots of foodie goodies in time for Christmas? Enter my competition below to win prizes worth over £150! Prizes include 3 x bags of coffee and a £10 voucher from 200 Degrees Tea from Bird and Blend Gorgeous gift boxes and marshmallows from Anandas Two delicious spice blends from Freshly Spiced…

Easy Za’atar chicken thighs

Yet another chicken thigh recipe using the Freshly Spiced Za’atar spice blend. I love the Freshly Spiced mixes, the flavours are always very strong, they smell delicious and they make cooking so much easier. They are the perfect help on a busy weekday evening and are so much tastier than the usual shop bought blends….

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…