As an early Valentine's Day surprise, my husband treated me to an evening at The Giggling Squid, a Thai restaurant which has recently opened in Wokingham, Berkshire. My husband knew that I was keen to give it a try, despite not always being overly keen on Thai food himself (he has an odd hatred of … Continue reading Food & Drink: The Giggling Squid, Wokingham
On Sunday I had the pleasure of visiting the newly opened Beatons Tearooms & Bookshop in the little village of Crowthorne in Berkshire.I understand that Beatons flagship tearooms opened five years ago in Tisbury, Wiltshire and that has quickly been followed by franchises in Blandford, Chester and now Crowthorne. With a stylish pink and white interior, the tearooms offer … Continue reading Food & Drink: Beatons Tearooms & Bookshop
After a couple of weeks of Christmas indulgence, I decided that this weekend would be a perfect chance to get my spatula out of hibernation and cook up something a bit healthy. My husband is currently suffering from a nasty bout of man-flu, so I thought a few veggies wouldn't hurt!I decided to try one … Continue reading Recipe Review: Tomatoes, Eggs and Chorizo from Lean in 15 by Joe Wicks, The Body Coach
My husband and I came across Scarlet's Covent Garden during a day out in London. We were desperate for a drink and went into the first bar that had free tables inside. Fortunately for us, this happened to be Scarlet's.Scarlet's is a restaurant and bar located on the outskirts of Covent Garden/Leicester Square. It is in a … Continue reading Food & Drink: Scarlet’s Covent Garden, London
http://www.abfoodnutrition.co.uk/?page_id=62For me, dinner out is a real treat and I don't tend to limit myself too much when it comes to my food choices. My theory is that if I'm paying to eat out, I'll spend the money on something that I really want to eat. However, I tend to eat fairly healthily in any … Continue reading Food & Drink: Is ignorance bliss when eating out?
We recently came across The Rum Kitchen totally by accident, whilst walking along Carnaby Street. It is located in Kingly Court, just off Carnaby Street, which is a lovely open building full of small restaurants overlooking a central courtyard area. I believe that there is another sister restaurant located on Portabello Road in Notting Hill. As we walked … Continue reading Food & Drink: The Rum Kitchen Carnaby, London
Photograph courtesy of http://www.getsurrey.co.ukMy husband and I both have birthdays in September and for a joint present last year, my husband's Grandmother gave us a gift voucher for a Jazz Sunday Lunch at Pennyhill Park Hotel in Bagshot, Surrey. Pennyhill Park is part of the Exclusive Group of country hotels ran by the Pecorelli family. The … Continue reading Food & Drink: Jazz Sunday Lunch at Pennyhill Park Hotel, Surrey
There are a number of microwave cake recipes on the internet and, whilst not as good as a properly baked cake, they are great for a quick late-night fix!The recipe I've used is one that I found on Mumsnet.Ingredients4 tbsp self-raising flour4 tbsp sugar2 tbsp cocoa powder1 egg3 tbsp oil3 tbsp milk3 tbsp chocolate chips … Continue reading Food & Drink: Quick Microwave Chocolate Cake (recipe from Mumsnet)
Good evening all!I'm a huge tea drinker, particularly green and white teas. Green tea has become more popular in recent years, making it easier to find in supermarkets and tea shops, however, there remains a limited choice of white teas. I'm also a huge fan of leaf tea, preferring that to ready-made team bags. As … Continue reading Food & Drink: Lavender White Tea from Forleaves Tea Co.
Not wanting to go outside on this cold Sunday afternoon, I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to try out my Lakelands Lékué silicone bread maker - a Christmas present from Mr GC.I've only tried making bread by hand a few times in the past and it has never turned out very well before, … Continue reading Food & Drink: Lakelands Lékué silicone bread maker