Angels with Bagpipes, The Royal Mile, Edinburgh

The Boyfriend and I always like do do something every year to mark the date we went on our first ever date and since this year marked five years we decided to go the extra mile and had a little mini break in Edinburgh. I will write another post about that later but first I…

Baked Chicken Legs with Tomato & Borlotti Bean Stew

Sometimes a great dinner is more than the sum of it’s parts, a great dish can be put together from simple cheap ingredients and turned into something special. All of the ingredients in this dish are pretty basic and inexpensive and you can always swap out the veg for whatever you have floating around in…

Chocolate & Orange Torta Della Nonna

I love an excuse to bake something a little bit special so when I invited some friends over for dinner last weekend I had a good rummage through the recipe books and hundreds of magazine cuttings I’ve saved to look for some inspiration. I fancied a chocolate tart and settled upon this one as making…

Luna Mexican Kitchen, San Jose

If you’ve been following me on Instagram you may have noticed that I spend quite a bit of time travelling to California for work. It’s a long way to go but also a fantastic opportunity for me to find some great new places to eat! Quite often we go out for large team dinners at…

Tried & Tested: Joe Wick’s Coconut & Cashew Daal

Up until a year or so ago daal was just something on the Indian takeaway menu that I’d never tried because I didn’t know what it was. When it comes to takeaways we’re all guilty of sticking to our favourites right? Then last spring a friend of mine took me to an amazing vegan restaurant…

The Trafalgar Dining Rooms

I stumbled upon the Trafalgar Dining Rooms almost a little accidentally when I had theatre tickets for The Grinning Man and needed to grab dinner somewhere nearby before the show. I did a quick search on Open Table trying to find somewhere I could have a nice meal and also be in and out within…

Mediterranean Platter with Halloumi & Lamb Koftas

In my family, all things Mediterranean are the ultimate when it comes to food. When I lived at home lamb koftas were a regular in my Mum’s kitchen and they’re a recipe I’ve taken with me to mine. Whilst they are one of my favourites, I realised a few weeks ago that I actually hadn’t…

Chestnut, Mushroom & Goats’ Cheese Filo Parcels

One of my all time favourite recipes, both to eat and to cook, is spanakopita. It’s a family favourite and I’m convinced my Dad invites me over sometimes just to make him a batch. As ever though, I’m always looking to develop recipes, expand my repertoire and make something new. Therefore I set about trying…

Tabun Kitchen, Soho

Valentine‘s Day is a holiday that many consider overrated. I‘ve never been one for big gifts and extravagant gestures but with busy lives spending quality time with your other half can often be neglected so it‘s a good excuse to put aside all your other commitments and make sure you get to spend the day…

Mushroom & Lentil Lasagne

Throughout my years as a blogger, my most constant and best source of inspiration has been other bloggers. As much as I love my cookbooks, my food magazines and my Saturday morning cooking shows, I love to see what other people are making in their own homes as part of their own busy, real lives….