A month ago this week we flew to Rome and enjoyed the delights of Rome and Sorrento (but not really the delights of the Circumvesuviana from Naples to Sorrento without air conditioning on one of the sweatiest days of my life!). Anyway, I thought it would be nice to add a few more recent travel themed posts and as Rome is one of the most … Continue reading Rome
So today is pancake day and I expect the blogosphere is already inundated with pancake recipes. I for one am now so full of pancake that I can barely move from my sofa and it’s only Monday (we had pancakes a day early as we’re at a gig tomorrow). However, the combination of raspberry sauce and chocolate in these babies is truly decadent as well … Continue reading Pancakes!
This recipe is an absolute dream for any people who are simultaneously obsessed with both Nutella and ice cream. For the rest of you, I honestly don’t know what is wrong with you. Currently I don’t have an ice cream maker but, although making ice cream can be time consuming without the kitchen gadget, the wait is well worth it. I cannot tell a lie … Continue reading Nutella Ice Cream
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
As mentioned previously, J and I visited Warsaw Poland earlier this month. We ate in some completely lovely restaurants including a more traditional Polish restaurant where we ended up eating on the first and last night, a communist themed restaurant and a sushi restaurant (we felt the need for something lighter one day). The food in general is really tasty, I particularly fell in love … Continue reading Warsaw – the Food
So, I haven’t quite jumped onto the instagram bandwagon yet (I probably should for blogging purposes). However, having more than a passing interest in food, I tend to collect photos of beautiful food in every form. A lot of these pictures are things my friends have made or are meals in restaurants I’ve reviewed. I hope you enjoy having a look at my food (and … Continue reading Food gawking
Well I have had an absolutely lovely weekend this past weekend. It started with dinner (tea if you’re Northern) and wine at my friend’s Miss S’ house on Friday night, followed by a trip to the Cake and Bake Show in Manchester on Saturday and Sunday (I got tickets for both days from a lovely chap on eBay). J accompanied me to the Saturday and … Continue reading Mud Crab Cafe – Didsbury
If you’ve ever read Chocolat by Joanne Harris you’ll remember the part where Vianne plans a chocolate festival on Easter Sunday much to the chagrin of the local priest. Well in the town where I grew up (Ramsbottom and yes you are allowed to giggle), a local chocolate shop owner Paul Morris of the Chocolate Cafe had the idea of opening a chocolate market for … Continue reading Ramsbottom Chocolate Festival
I paid a second visit to So! a few weeks ago when my friend Jo came to stay. Its fast becoming a favourite of mine as it has tasty food, a chilled out atmosphere, and its reasonably priced. I suggested So! as I knew the quality of food was good and there is a variety of dishes on the menu (naturally, when you want your … Continue reading Another trip to So!