Sweet Chilli Fishcakes Stir Fry

Feeling fishy? Well we were in our house. Not sure why we had so many salmon fishcakes from Tesco, but whilst defrosting the freezer, I found a load and decided that would be next days dinner. Except, naughty it came to the afternoon and I decided I didn’t fancy salmon, spinach & lemon fishcakes at…

Shake up your Brussel Sprouts game with this recipe…

I ate Brussel sprouts last weekend. I know. Doesn’t seem much to you, but it’s a first for me. Those little fart balls have always been a hell no for me but I shook up this side dish so that all the family can tuck in and enjoy last weekend. And I loved it. Does…

And just like that Christmas is over…

I can’t believe Christmas has been and gone and we’re just a few days away until 2020. Seriously, how fast has this year gone? It’s been a great Christmas with family and friends, but I’ll admit, I am looking forward to getting back into a routine. It’s that weird part of the year in between…

Pork Ragu

This slow cooked minced Pork Ragu packs a punch with flavour and it’s just yummy. I’ve always made my ragu with beef & pork mince but as I didn’t have any beef mince this little winner was made instead. To be honest cooking a pork Ragu isn’t unheard off, the Italians have done it many…

Irish Sausage with Mushroom and Onion Gravy with Colcannon

 I hate waste, it’s something that’s been instilled in me since I was a kid. There is no need to waste, so why do it? So with my white cabbage, red cabbage, potatoes and spring onions I needed something to cook that will use up all three and what better way than to make the…

Mix-Up Lasagne

A yummy lasagne using a mixture of ingredients with only one layer of pasta. Taking inspiration from Tom Kerridge’s “One Layer Lasagne” dish, I’ve created this yummy lasagne with a home made cheese sauce and delicious courgette as the second layer of ‘pasta.’ Yum, light and easy to make.  Preparation: 10 minutes Cooking: 45 minutes …

Roasted Italian Potatoes

Super quick and easy to make, these can be your showpiece side dish with very little effort. Most of your ingredients will be in your cupboard, and a perfect side to any midweek meal. Preparation: 15 minutes Cooking: 30 minutes Ingredients:  1.5KG white potatoes, peeled and chopped Salt and pepper 3 tbsp Italian seasoning Olive…

Greek Meze

I love doing dinner parties but haven’t done them in such a long time and it’s great to be doing something I love so much. We’re all quite a social bunch but a social bunch regularly meeting is usually difficult to come by. Our friends Maz and Steve, both have busy working lives, one a…

Fish pie

My mum used to play a pretty good trick on me when I was a kid with fish pie, which i use still to this day in my very own version – a mix of breaded and white fish. I never liked fish beyond fish fingers, so getting me to eat something fishy was a…

I’ve decided to close my food blog

Wait! It’s not a terrible thing, although the heading may appear to suggest something is going terribly wrong, because it isn’t. I’m just trying to be a little more organised in one area rather than all over the place. So, I’ve decided to close my food blog and instead keep everything in one place for…

Little Ships, Ramsgate Breakfast Review

Last month I met up with my friend Jo and we went to the Little Ships cafe and restaurant on the Harbour front in Ramsgate. I’m not sure why I’ve not been there before but when I finally did, I can see why people have been raving about it. It’s like a well known fact…

I went to Kaspas and I loved it,

If, like me you’ve been to Kaspa’s in Broadstairs, you’ll know what the fuss is all about. Kaspa’s are a chain of exciting new dessert houses that offer the world’s favourite hot and cold desserts under one roof. Their emphasis is on high quality desserts, good customer service and an overall amazing dining experience for…

A Chinese & Thai Foodie Fakeaway Eve with Friends

Who doesn’t like a takeaway? Chinese, Thai, Indian, curry, fish & chips, cheeky Nando’s, pizza, burgers, kebab – the options are endless. Us brits love them. You only have to sit and watch tv and notice the endless stream of adverts that can confirm this – JustEat, Deliveroo, Dominos. It’s easier to eat in, than…

Food best shared with family & friends

The weekend before last we had family and friends over for Sunday lunch. It’s been a few weeks since we’ve seen everyone. Christmas was a quiet affair, we barely saw anyone. I think only now I’m slowly catching up with everyone of my own friends, everyone is just so busy cracking on with the new…

Christmas Lunch at Brewers Fayre

When it comes to Christmas, it’s usually a family affair. Last year Emily was so small, Christmas was hardly an event as she was so ill that a get-together with Sam’s brother and family on Boxing Day was planned around hoping she wouldn’t vomit at the Holden Horse. This year, our Christmas lunch with Sam’s…