Last year when I was too poorly to cook, I would sit and create new flavour combinations and recipe ideas in my head, that I could try once back in the kitchen. I added to my list whenever inspiration struck … Continue reading
I thought that I would downsize my bakes and revisit muffins. It has been years and years since I last made a muffin, but they make perfect sense: great for a packed lunch, no waste and no opportunity to accidentally … Continue reading
It’s not a chicken kebab recipe. It’s a hot weather winner! Sooooo, it’s been a while since I posted anything on here. I blame the heat. It literally sapped my soul away. I didn’t want to cook, I didn’t want … Continue reading
Cheese tasting notes read? Check Cholesterol checked? Check Cheese grader procure? Urm, not quite! It’s cheese time people!
A return visit that didn’t disappoint After I had enjoyed a glorious meal at Grafene with a friend back in March, Andrew was keen to see what he had missed out on. So I was chuffed (northern adjective: pleased with … Continue reading
It’s that most wonderful time of the year: hot and sunny one minute followed by hail, rain and chills the next. I go to work in a rain coat and it’s boiling, leave my jacket at home and get soaked. … Continue reading
Grafene on King Street in Manchester has a new chef and a new menu, so I took a friend for a mid-week treat to see what we though. Chef Ben Mounsey has only been at the helm for a few … Continue reading
I love when a very local, specific food item is idolised when it’s season arrives. Currently here in the UK we have Yorkshire rhubarb appearing in shops, and the early stems are sought out by chefs and home cooks like … Continue reading