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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Crispy chickpea snack

These delicious crispy chickpeas are a perfect way to stop hunger and they are a great protein snack if you are on a health kick! Mix it up by playing around with your own spice combo.

Bills Restaurant – Nottingham

Earlier this week I was very kindly invited to Bill’s Restaurant on Queen Street in Nottingham to try out their new menu. I have visited a couple of times for brunch (you can read my review HERE) but haven’t had dinner here yet. I’m not sure why Bill’s Nottingham slips my mind whenever I am…

Mushrooms on toast

I have always wanted to eat mushrooms on toast, but as most recipes call for cream, I’ve never eaten them. Last weekend I really wanted mushrooms as part of my breakfast so I made this loaded toast with ingredients I always have to hand. It turned out even better than expected and made for a…

Geordie Beer Stew

Looking for a heartwarming stew recipe that is cheap, delicious and perfect for winter nights? This beef stew using Newcastle Brown Ale is sure to hit the spot.