Beignets and mousse au chocolat

Beignets with cinnamon sauce and mousse au chocolat with a strawberry- the question is: are you going to share? Cafe Rouge, Hays Galleria, London Bridge

My food travels in the Netherlands: Utrecht

I fail at travel blogging. I’ve been back from the Netherlands for over a month now and have been way too slow in uploading my pictures of the food we ate over there. Utrecht is one of the oldest cities in the Netherlands, built along two tree-lined canals (the main one being Oudegracht). It is…

Polish Waffles

Birmingham has more canals than Venice and the rather lovely The Karczma, a Polish restaurant with traditional decor which wouldn’t look out of place in Southern Poland. I had these waffles: They also served a gorgeous tea with honey that could be added. The waffles were good but the tea was better :p

Vanilla Cheesecake

A lovely morning in Cambridge talking about books at a literary festival, followed by tea and vanilla cheesecake with friends- sounds like a perfect way to spend a Saturday in my opinion. Harriet’s Cafe and Tearooms, Cambridge

Stand Up to Cancer Bake-Off

One of the lovely things about working where I do is the sheer amount of cake! This week we got to sample these baked beauties as part of the Cancer Research UK’s very own Bake-off, to coincide with the Stand Up To Cancer version currently being broadcast. I didn’t join in with the baking, but…

About last night…Mexican authenticity

I came across Santo Remedio completely by accident, purely because I’ve walked by it a few times and thought it looked cosy. It was a happy accident though, as Santo Remedio has appeared on several lists of the best Mexican restaurants in London. I adore Mexican food so this is my idea of a good…

Lemon Victoria Sponge, The Yorkshire Bridge

Only crazy (or tough-as-nails) folks go walking in the Peak District on a bitterly cold winter’s day, right? But it is totally and utterly worth it when you can duck into a cosy warm pub afterwards for a hot chocolate and a slab of Lemon Victoria Sponge, like this one: The Yorkshire Bridge, Ladybower Reservoir