Berry upside down cake

For me the phrase “upside down cake” evokes the memory of a Blue Peter presenter (Anthea Turner I think) making a pineapple topped creation. At the time I was very very little so I can’t say I really remember actually wanting to eat the cake. Anyway, for me the upside down cake is pretty much 70s throwback meets 90s childhood recipe and it appeals to … Continue reading Berry upside down cake

Healthy breakfast ideas when you’re pushed for time

For the past year and a half or so; instead of being on a specific diet I have just been trying to make healthier food choices. Things like trying to eat well in general rather than trying to cut out a specific food. Lately I have been trying to mix things up at breakfast by trying different things to help me cut craving for sweet … Continue reading Healthy breakfast ideas when you’re pushed for time

Sun dried tomato, feta and spring onion turkey burgers

I think sometimes the best thing about being a bit of a “throw everything together and see what happens” sort of cook has its advantages. Since I started blogging I am far less thrown when I race in after working later and I need to throw together a tasty meal. Necessity is the mother of invention and all that. I had actually planned this recipe … Continue reading Sun dried tomato, feta and spring onion turkey burgers

BBC Good Food Show Spring 2015

So the BBC Good Food Show returned to Harrogate once more and I was lucky enough to get press tickets for the event again (a massive thank you for that, we had a very welcome day off work and very fun day today). This year the show was even more popular than last year and there was an overwhelmingly large number of foodies of all … Continue reading BBC Good Food Show Spring 2015

I started a herb garden – proof that even if you’re an absolute beginner you can learn the basics

I start this post with a confession. I am the worst person with plants ever! When I was housesharing I forgot to water my flatmate’s spider plant while she was away for 2 weeks until 2 days before she returned home. Whenever I had to water my mother’s peas when she went away it would get dark and then I’d remember I’d neglected my duties. … Continue reading I started a herb garden – proof that even if you’re an absolute beginner you can learn the basics

Love a bit of Ed Sheeran? Other music recommendations to help keep you happy and sane

Living with a music journalist has some major perks. I get to go to more live gigs and shows that I ever had opportunity to go to before (75% of the time as D’s plus one). The other thing is, having someone around who always knows about the latest album releases, up and coming bands and generally lesser known people who would otherwise have passed … Continue reading Love a bit of Ed Sheeran? Other music recommendations to help keep you happy and sane