Tea at Betty’s

It’s a bit cold and wintry outdoors and there is nothing more I like than snuggling up in the warm when it’s chilly outside. Do you want to know another thing I like though? Afternoon tea! Now, my trip to Betty’s tearooms in York for afternoon tea was quite some time ago- August 2017- but…

Festive Treats

Happy New Year! Today is the 6th January and is therefore traditionally the last day of Christmas. I hope you’ve all been enjoying yourself over the last few weeks and indulging in a few festive treats. I definitely have. A lot of people are on post- holidays diets (which I don’t hold with) because they’ve…

Very Easy Mince Pies Recipe

Hope you’ve all been enjoying a wonderful Christmas time! I certainly have and one of the things I’ve been doing is taking the opportunity to bake some festive treats. I love mince pies and especially enjoy making my own. If you have some mincemeat left over, or fancy extending the Christmas festivities (after all, Christmas…

The Woodin’s Shades, Bishopsgate

Last week I took part in a charity run for World Aids Day, which was exhilarating and rewarding. I’m not a runner so to even do something like this is a big deal for me. I’m a believer in rewarding yourself after you’ve exerted yourself, so I visited a pub in Liverpool Street to refuel…

Vegan Junk Food

As some people may already know, one of my good friends, Anna, and her partner are vegan. Before meeting them, I didn’t know much about veganism. Since they came into my life in 2013, I have spent time with them, educating myself about the vegan lifestyle and what it entails, which has been somewhat of…

Eat With A Friend Day

Today is Eat With A Friend Day! To honour this special occasion, this is exactly what I did. On our way to the light festival at Syon Gardens, my friend and I stopped off at at One Kew Road, Richmond, to have dinner. We both chose the spitroast chicken, drizzled in truffle and garlic sauce,…

Brilliant Banoffee Pie

A few months ago my friend made this delicious banoffee pie for me. I thought I’d share the recipe with you: For the base: 100g butter, melted 250g digestive biscuits, crushed For the caramel: 100g butter 100g dark brown soft sugar 397g can Carnation Condensed Milk For the top: 4 small bananas 300ml carton whipping…

Birthday Dinner

I haven’t posted on here for a bit, but this is something that’s worth shouting about. For my birthday a few weeks ago, my friend and I visited Cote Brasserie along London’s South Bank. I have a soft spot for French food so this lured me in. We had the chicken drizzled with garlic butter…

Chocolate Honey Cake

Tatra Restaurant, Leicester It was a really cold night and we fancied something sweet. The honey cake is very popular in Latvia and Russian speaking countries and was delicious.

Monday Funday

One of the best meals I have had in recent times…venison schnitzel and thrice cooked chips. You can’t beat thrice-cooked chips! The Forresters Arms, St Albans