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…

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Life is better when you live it in full flavour

Anyone who has visited my blog before (firstly, thanks for coming back, secondly, welcome to anyone new!) will see that I've had a bit of an update of the page. I felt that the old look was a bit clunky and I wanted something a bit more modern and fresh. I'm a sucker for lots…

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.…