Lust Liquor and Burn – Manchester

J’s birthday was at the beginning of this month and I am finally getting around to writing about the restaurant we visited, Lust Liquor and Burn. Now, I heard great things about this place from various sources and when I suggested places J might like to eat I was secretly hoping he’d pick this place. Now, I have fairly limited experience of eating Mexican food … Continue reading Lust Liquor and Burn – Manchester

Lemonly loveliness – lemon drizzle cake

I don’t know why but lemons really make me thing of summer. Maybe its the yellow colour and because they taste so fresh. Either way I have always been made on lemons, when my parents cooked with lemons my brother and I used to ask for the remaining lemons to suck; something I didn’t realise not many people did until adulthood. Anyway, this makes an … Continue reading Lemonly loveliness – lemon drizzle cake

Blue cheese, walnut and apple salad

This salad is probably not everyone’s cup of tea, but the flavours and textures in this work really well together. It’s very similar to a Waldorf salad but without the heavy dressing. This is quick to make and is lovely when made with crisp, juice apples. Granny Smith, Braeburn and Cripps pink apple would all work well in this recipe. To make this you will … Continue reading Blue cheese, walnut and apple salad

Roast harissa poussin with giant cous cous, brocolli and courgette

This recipe is a really lovely one when you want to spend a little more time on cooking a tasty meal that looks lovely and impressive. If you would prefer the recipe can be done for more people with a chicken or with chicken thighs. However, I do think meat on the bone works best in this recipe as it stays juicy. (Mum and dad, … Continue reading Roast harissa poussin with giant cous cous, brocolli and courgette

Prawns baked in their shell with garlic and lemon

I seem to have fallen into a pattern of making recipes that I would describe as looking impressive but really raking the bare minimum when it comes to effort in preparation. Now prawns cooking in their shell can be fiddly to eat, so it’s perhaps not a recipe for a first date, but cooking the prawns like this changes their flavour slightly and it looks … Continue reading Prawns baked in their shell with garlic and lemon

Fresh clams in a chilli and tomato sauce

Last Saturday my friend DC (my favourite Kiwi) and I went to Leeds to go to the Handmade in Yorkshire market in Victoria Gardens (more on this in my next post!). While we were in Leeds we took advantage of the wonderful indoor and outdoor Kirkgate markets where we stocked up on fruit and veg, fish, meat and I visited a haberdashery (I have a … Continue reading Fresh clams in a chilli and tomato sauce

Nutella brownies (my first foray into gluten free baking)

Now people in real life who read this blog (ie. my mum and J) know I am hopelessly addicted to Nutella. I honestly cannot be left unattended with a jar. I will ladle it onto toast and croissants so thickly my dad always likes to ask “do you want some toast on that Nutella?” Now, because of this I actually avoid having a jar in … Continue reading Nutella brownies (my first foray into gluten free baking)

Fishy barbeque – prawn and chorizo skewers and mussel and sole parcels

Now, we all know that the British summer frequently fails to live up to expectations and we all plan barbeques that get rained off when the day comes. Well I am a fan of an impromptu barbeque for this very reason. Last Saturday we were treated to some glorious sunshine so J and I decided to try barbequeing fish. I’m really glad we did as … Continue reading Fishy barbeque – prawn and chorizo skewers and mussel and sole parcels