Discovering Brighton’s food scene

Brighton is somewhere I’ve always wanted to go yet never quite had the inclination to commit to the long train journey, or even longer drive. However all that changed last month when I had to go not once, but twice, for work, and while there I decided to make the most of my free time…

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Banana and Coconut Bread and Butter Pudding

This modern twist on a classic pudding is based on a recipe card I picked up a while ago in Waitrose. The flavours of the coconut and banana in a rich custard are reminiscent of the desserts you can find in Thailand, where both of these ingredients feature heavily in both sweet and savoury cooking.…

Honouring Afternoon Tea Week

As a great lover of afternoon tea, I wanted to celebrate Afternoon Tea Week by sharing my top three picks for indulging in this delightfully British custom. The settings of the venues are all very different and the food varies in style, but having been lucky enough to try out many an afternoon tea, I’m confident…

Brunch burritos with chorizo and avocado salsa

I was inspired to develop this recipe after having something similar for breakfast at Giraffe earlier this year before a flight (to Istanbul, where the food is amazing – you can read about it in my post Istanbul Eats). I’ve never eaten at Giraffe before and I was impressed with the varied menu and use…

Pepper, Chorizo, Mozzarella Pasta Bake

This tasty meal doesn’t require much preparation so it’s great for a midweek meal. I always use Unearthed Chorizo these days, as their chorizo doesn't contain any nitrates, which is a huge benefit over similar products. Also, it tastes great and the cost is only marginally higher than other brands. For two people you’ll need:…

Afternoon tea at Hotel La Tour

If the origin of afternoon tea really does trace back to the Duchess of Bedford, then her highness would be undoubtedly impressed with the royal offering at Hotel La Tour. As an afternoon tea aficionado I was thrilled to be invited along to a recent bloggers event by the lovely folks at Hotel La Tour.…