Eat well - travel often

Month: December 2014

The Meating Room

The Meating Room

Most of the restaurants I get to review are in London so I really appreciate the chance to review a local establishment. The Meating Room in St Albans (22 Catherine Street) is about 7 months old and a great gem to find.  The owner, Al, […]

Foxcroft & Ginger – Restaurant Review

Foxcroft & Ginger – Restaurant Review

When I first worked in London I would walk along Berwick Street in Soho to get my fruit and vegetables from the market. This market had been there for many years, with one side of the street a colleciton of cafes and Asian incence shops […]

Quark from Lake District Dairy makes a great pudding!

Quark from Lake District Dairy makes a great pudding!

I was invited to take part in a pudding challenge from Lake District Dairy Company to use their Quark in a special pudding for the festive period or any special meal. The start of my pudding was inspired by Fuss Free Flavours chocolate pots.  These […]

Our Christmas with a little help from Aldi!

Our Christmas with a little help from Aldi!

I was asked to do some shopping in Aldi to get things for our Christmas meals.  I was  pleased to see the wide range of Christmas food they had in my local store even so close to Christmas. They have a wide range of frozen […]

Let’s Hear It For the Girls! – Tabasco Bloody Mary Championships

Let’s Hear It For the Girls! – Tabasco Bloody Mary Championships

This is the third year I have been a guest at the Tabasco British Bloody Mary Championships in London.  This year was perhaps the most exciting! The usual rules applied to the first round, hosted this year by Chef Ainsley Harriet, a straight up version […]

Aldi Christmas Cocktails – My Cranberry & Orange Delight

Aldi Christmas Cocktails – My Cranberry & Orange Delight

I was sent some of Aldi’s top quality spirits as well as a cocktail making equipment and asked to make a seasonal cocktail. I chose the Tamova Vodka – awarded a silver medal at the Internal Spirits Competition 2014. I thought what would be some […]

Giveaway – Win a a bundle of goodies from the group of the Best Italian
Foods

Giveaway – Win a a bundle of goodies from the group of the Best Italian Foods

I have been fortunate to have been invited to loads of events where I have cooked with the best ingredients or had food prepared for me using the King and Queen of the Italian food world. Here is a chance to win a few great […]

Supper with Ping – Masterchef Winner not  a Microwave!

Supper with Ping – Masterchef Winner not a Microwave!

I was invited to attend a SupperClub being held atFoodat52 and hosted by Malaysian Kitchen. Malaysian Kitchen is the portal or vehicle specifically designed to bring Malaysian cuisine to the UK. The SupperClub was superbly cooked and presented by Ping Coombes, Masterchef Winner 2014. On arrival […]

Artisan Drinks by Lindy Wildsmith – book review

Artisan Drinks by Lindy Wildsmith – book review

Just when the weather has turned to proper autumn I got this book to review. Artisan Drinks by Lindy Wildsmith makes me want to go out and forrage and make delicious drinks to keep warm throughout the winter months. Lindy Wildsmith has written this book […]

It’s Old El Paso Night!!

It’s Old El Paso Night!!

I was sent a selection of Old El Paso products to try for fun, quick and easy meals.  Most people think of Old El Paso as Mexican food but in fact is the more American Tex-Mex cuisine.  This is food that has been an influence […]

Cicchetti Covent Garden – Restaurant Review

Cicchetti Covent Garden – Restaurant Review

Following the success of San Carlo Cicchetti  in Manchester the third London restaurant has opened in Wellington Street, Covent Garden in London. In partnership with Chef Aldo Zilli they are offering a truly luxurious selection of plates of food, designed to please the palate of […]

Thanksgiving Pumpkin Tea Loaf

Thanksgiving Pumpkin Tea Loaf

It was recently the Thanksgiving holiday in America. I usually celebrate by cooking a huge traditional meal for the family and friends but this year has been so busy time just flew by! I had a Facebook message from a childhood friend in the town […]