I don’t often write product posts on my blog but sometimes something really catches your eye that you just want to share! In this case it is this fabulous ‘Bonne Nuit’ carafe from Rockett St George! Perfect for popping on your bedside table or in a guest room for those middle of the night thirsty moments! It looks fabulous and priced at £14 is an affordable little novelty that would look great in any setting. The carafe is available here.
Now I’m sure the word ‘diet’ is the last thing you want to hear from a food blog more used to creating calories than cutting them but I figured this post would be as good as any to get me back blogging. I’ve been away from my blog for a while now as work commitments seemed to take up most of my time but after New Year I vowed to get back on it! Despite my good intentions, I also realised I’d put on a few pounds so baking cupcakes every week probably wasn’t a great idea, there’s only so many carrot cakes I can give away to friends and family! With this in mind I kept cooking but instead of fudge cake it was stir fry and instead of chocolate cookies it was mango, yoghurt and almonds!
I’m not going to lie. It’s nowhere near as fun to eat a rice cake as an actual cake. In fact, it’s worse. Much worse. So I’ve been brightening up my lunches at work with yummy fresh dishes that are filling, don’t taste like cardboard and are hopefully the envy of a few people hovering around the office kitchen! Hehe. With this in mind here are a few snapshots of the things I’ve been making along with a promise to get back blogging but maybe with my usual cake recipes mixed in with a few more savoury ones! (A girl can get sick of buttercream after all!……well, almost!)
When it comes to wine I’m not particularly adventurous but I absolutely love a gorgeous chilled glass of Sauvignon Blanc or an indulgent glass of prosecco! This weekend I visited the Clitheroe Food Festival with my friend and we bought ourselves a delicious bottle (which we then drank far too quickly!) from D Byrne and Co a local wine shop that dates back to the 1870’s. To say its a treasure trove would be an utter understatement! If you were locked in here you’d be drunk for this lifetime and the next there’s that much stock! From the old to the new and from every corner of the globe there’s something to suit everyone’s taste! And it’s not just wine, cider, whiskey anything you can imagine you can buy here! I love the oldy worldy feel the shop has! It’s brilliant for a good, CAREFUL rummage! I’m still having nightmares about knocking over a full shelf of stock…
Hello everyone! Sorry it has been ages since I last posted but the past two months have been a little manic! I figured I would share with you a little of what I have been up to and also all the delicious food images I’ve taken over the past few weeks!
I kicked off my summer with a holiday in Spain with three of my best friends as a pre wedding celebration for my friend Amy who was getting married! We had an amazing time and there are lots of pictures of fabulous food to show you!
We indulged in a little too much ice cream while we were there but when it looks that good it is hard not to! We also had the most amazing paella on the beach which they only serve on Sundays but it was worth the trip because it was delicious and sooooo flavoursome! Just a little snap below to show you where we were staying!
So on my return from Spain I started back at work on the Monday with a trip to London only to find out I’d been offered a job I’d applied for working as an interior designer for a large restaurant chain. I was over the moon it couldn’t be a more perfect job for me! So, after handing my notice in I took myself off for a few days travelling in Barcelona and Paris. After the stress of searching for a new job for so long it was great to have a little time for myself. I saw so many great places I have never been before and also had some AMAZING food! Here’s a few pictures…
These pictures are from a great bar in Barcelona! This is Pinchos or Pintxo. Literally translating as ‘spike’ this is a regional version of tapas where the food is served in a buffet style where you simply pick up a plate and help yourself. The waiter then comes to the table to count the number of sticks you have. Considering each ‘stick’ was 1 euro 60 you could easily eat a very filling meal for under £5. It was amazing. If you are visiting Barcelona let me know and I will post the address of the bar!
Next up I travelled to Paris where I tried some amazing baked goods and the traditional crepes! I have to say though I was a little disappointed with the food in Paris. While I know it is very expensive to eat in any capital city, the cheaper places in Paris were very poor quality and it seemed there were very few bargains to be had! It was also gorgeous weather which meant eating outside had you surrounded by about 50 Parisians puffing on cigarettes which was a little off putting when you’re eating. The sightseeing was amazing but it perhaps wasn’t the most gastronomically place I’ve visited!
Despite the restaurants not being great, the bakeries were amazing and I ate enough croissants and madeline to last a lifetime!
Well again I’m sorry for the break in posts but I hope this accounts for some of it! I was also away two weeks ago being bridesmaid for my friend’s gorgeous wedding in Bristol which was amazing and busy starting my new job but now I’ve fallen into more of a routine I’m hoping I can post more so keep your eyes peeled as I’m starting to get back in the swing of things now!
This is just a very quick post to say a humongous, shamazing, fantabulous thank you to all of you who read my blog as I have just reach 10,000 views!!!! Thank you all so much and as usual, don’t be afraid to get in touch with any ways I can improve my posts!
Wow. Just wow!!!! This guy is a genius! I had to share!
Saw this the other day. Had to share. Simple as that. I don’t even know what to say!Who knew you needed a cookery demonstration to make nachos with canned cheese and chilli…