Tasting non alcoholic beer so you don’t have to!
As a reluctant non drinker, I do miss a good beer. It is particularly tricky in these summer months when a single decent beer on a hot day and cure all ills.
Non alcoholic beer doesn’t have the best reputation, and with good reason. There is a lot of dross out there. So I tried a quite a few, and you can see my thoughts in the video below. Continue Reading
This post has been scheduled because right now I should be recovering from neurosurgery. Back in February I went for an eye test; no reason to need one, I just realised I hadn’t been for ages. So long story short, turns out I had a benign tumour in front of my brain; something called a meningioma. It was the last thing I was expecting but they’ve acted to get it out and so I have to be thankful it has been caught.
As soon as I knew I’d be going in to hospital, I started planning to fill the freezer. Not only am I going to be in hospital several days, but I don’t want Andrew worrying about what to cook when I’m recovering. I’ve been advised that I’ll be tired for quite a few weeks, so I wanted to make sure that there’s easy and nutritious food that either Andrew or I can cook easily and just add veggies and carbs to make a meal.
Tucked away on Fountain Street, behind Primark in Manchester city centre, Enzo Pizza is in a good spot for shoppers looking for a lunch time pit stop.
The menu covers breakfast (including breakfast pizza *shock face emoji*), pizza, pasta and ciabatta sandwiches. I popped in to have a try.* Continue Reading
Summertime is here and the lure of the picnic is strong. But how many times has your picnic turned into a disappointing mess with warm salad and squashed sandwiches?
Here’s my tips for the perfect, stress free picnic.
It’s a tough job, but someone’s got to do it!
Yesterday, I was a judge at the International Cheese Awards. I know, awesome eh! I’m like a kid in a sweet shop at the awards normally, but this time I had responsibilities. So, pull up a chair and I will give you an insight in to what really goes on behind the scenes of the best job in the world…. Continue Reading
Whenever I want sweet stuff, my first instinct is to bake, so this month I have been stepping away from the flour and sugar and trying to get my sweet kicks elsewhere. My no-bake dessert pots were heavenly, so now I am sticking with the keep it simple theme for these honey ginger palmiers. Continue Reading
The ploughman’s lunch is a great British tradition- albeit one dreamed up only last century by a pub company to sell more meals. For me, a ploughman’s lunch conjures up beer gardens, holidays and pints of real ale.
Trying to recreate it at home is fine if you’re serving up on big plates at the table, but try and take it on a picnic, or even for lunch al desko, and all the components become too much to transport or serve up without a tonne of Tupperware.
So I give to you the ploughman’s on a stick. The picnic friendly version of the pub favourite is great because you can make a pile of them and store them in a single food container until you get to your picnic. Continue Reading
Grab the goodies and your blanket, we are lunching al fresco!
The sun is shining (ok not right this second, but it does this time of year), so why not pack up your lunch, grab your loved ones and head out for a picnic. I asked some of my blogger friends to share their favourite picnic spots, right here in the north west…and slightly further afield. Continue Reading