Eat well - travel often

Month: August 2014

Tapas Revolution Evening – A Guest Post

Tapas Revolution Evening – A Guest Post

I was recently invited to an evening at Tapas Revolution the creation of Omar Allibhoy but unfortunately I was unable to attend.  My blogger friend Manjiri Chitnis went in my place and here is her review:- A few days ago I was invited to an […]

Family Lunch and Plum Trees

Family Lunch and Plum Trees

I had my 6 year old granddaughter for a couple of days over the Bank Holiday weekend and the plan to get her home was to meet my daughter-in-law at a cafe on a roundabout on the A428.  This would mean I could turn and […]

Muscadine Wine – A Taste of the Deep South

Muscadine Wine – A Taste of the Deep South

I like to drink a cold glass of dry white wine with meals or in the garden on a hot summer day and although I am no wine expert I know the sort of grape varieties that I like. When I got to North Carolina […]

Perk!er Certainly Perked Up My Summer

Perk!er Certainly Perked Up My Summer

I rarely take holiday during the British Summer, preferring to stay home when the weather has a greater chance of being nice and holidaying later in the year when we lose our warm days. Perk!er asked me to take part in their challenge to ‘Perk […]

My New EcoCookware Designer Cooking without Designer Prices

My New EcoCookware Designer Cooking without Designer Prices

There is a lot more to the Premier Housewares’ Ecocook range than initially meets the eye, with their stylish design and energy efficient cooking. I was sent the high sided frying pan, sort of wok like but there are another 5 sizes of saucepan and […]

Making Shredded Beef with Aldi

Making Shredded Beef with Aldi

Not that long ago Aldi advertised that they would be selling Wagyu beef in their store and it would be arriving on a stated date.  I was sent a voucher to go into my local store to get some to review. When I got to […]

What’s the best time for Sunday Brunch!

What’s the best time for Sunday Brunch!

Any time Sunday morning is a great time for brunch at The Snug Bar! I have already written about The Snug Bar in St Albans, telling you of their tasty menu, fun cocktail masterclasses and now this weekend we tried their brunch menu. I had […]

The Christmas Menu is coming from Pizza Express

The Christmas Menu is coming from Pizza Express

Pizza Express has been in the UK since 1965 when they opened their first restaurant on Wardour Street in Central London.  Since then they are gone from strength to strength becoming a familiar sight on most High Streets with over 430 restaurants. I was invited […]

My Weekend Kitchen Helper!

My Weekend Kitchen Helper!

Le Petit Chef have produced a knife and peeler just perfect for those little hands and fingers looking to get involved with you in the kitchen. I was sent the three piece set to encourage my grandchildren have a go helping me in the kitchen.  The […]

Blossom Hill Sun Kissed and Summery – A White and A Red

Blossom Hill Sun Kissed and Summery – A White and A Red

When the summer is as fantastic as we are currently having the main meal becomes BBQ washed down by a fresh and summery wine or beer. Blossom Hill have released a summery and fruity white and red wine that fits the summer criteria perfectly.  The […]

Courgette (Zucchini) Relish

Courgette (Zucchini) Relish

This time of the year one might find ones self with a glut of courgettes and our allotment is no different.  I have been using courgettes in loads of different ways the last 2-3 weeks but when you get too many to cope with this […]

Blackberry Cobbler – or any other fruit you have!

Blackberry Cobbler – or any other fruit you have!

A typical dessert in America is called a cobbler and usually has a fruit in it. Most of the time you will come across peach or apple cobblers. As usual I have rather a lot of blackberries from my allotment and you guessed it – blackberry […]