We visited South Africa in November and had the trip of a lifetime. I’ve been recommending it to virtually everyone so thought it was high time I write up some recommendations for anyone who’s thinking of visiting. I’ve outlined what we did below and over the next few posts I will cover Cape Town, Franschhoek, Hermanus, Wilderness, Knysna, Plettenberg Bay, and our safari. I’ll include … Continue reading South Africa travel tips – Cape Town
I love New York. There’s a reason it’s on all the t-shirts. Following my quick visit to some dear friends in May, I have written a quick round up of all my New York food recommendations. I planned most of our itinerary around food (of course) so some serious research went into this list. That said, I only had three and a half days, so … Continue reading New York food recommendations
BREAKING NEWS: all your summer prayers have been answered; Magnums now come in a tub. And if summer is anything like last weekend, we’re in for a very ice cream heavy season. Hoorah. Everyone knows the best thing about eating a Magnum is breaking through that crackable chocolate, so I’m pleased to report that there is a fantastic chocolatey layer surrounding the ice cream on every … Continue reading Magnum – now in tubs!
Cold brew coffee has been growing in popularity over the last few years. Not to be confused with ice coffee, cold brew is made by steeping coffee with room temperature water over 24 hours. This long brewing time produces coffee with a more nuanced, sweeter flavour. Cold brew coffee is dead easy to make and is ideal to have tucked away in the fridge as … Continue reading Review: Minor Figures cold brew coffee
Last week I visited the Magnum Pleasure Store for its grand opening and it was such a delicious evening. I was so disappointed to miss the pop up in Selfridges last year so I was very excited to hear they were opening a summer store just off Oxford St! It’s hard to miss the amazing photos of personalised Magnums if you follow enough people on … Continue reading Magnum Pleasure Store
Last month, I was lucky enough to receive a copy of Elly Curshen‘s new 5:2 cookbook, Fast Days and Feast Days. Elly, who runs the Pear Cafe in Bristol, is an advocate of 5:2 eating – where you eat normally for 5 days and ‘fast’ for 2 days each week. On the fast days, you get to eat 500 calories if you’re a woman, and … Continue reading Fast days and feast days
My husband and I have just come back from a long weekend in Iceland, which was absolutely brilliant! We wrote up some tips for a friend who’s going along later in the year, so I thought they might be worth sharing with you all in case you’re planning to go! Hit me up if you have any additional recommendations. :) General tips We stayed in Hotel … Continue reading A long weekend in Iceland – some tips!
What: new cookbook, My Kind of Food, featuring recipes covering everything from brunches to quick meals to ‘leave overnight’ meals and more Who: Masterchef’s John Torode Where: available on Amazon (on sale at the moment – October 2015) How much: £6.99 at the moment, RRP £25 Masterchef fans rejoice – you can now buy John Torode’s new cookbook, My Kind of Food. As the title would … Continue reading Review: John Torode’s My Kind of Food
What: a freerange whole chicken Who: The Thoughtful Producer Where: Ocado (on offer at the moment (Sept 2015)) or The Thoughtful Producer How much: £19.99 for a 2.2kg bird (ish) Oh my GOODNESS. This chicken was AMAZING. I could honestly just leave the review at that, but I feel I owe more to the lovely PR people that actually posted me a chicken (am I … Continue reading Review: free range chicken from The Thoughtful Producer
Betty Crocker is one of the biggest names in the baking aisle. You probably know them from their popular range of pre-made icings, cake mixes, and other baking shortcuts. As a die hard home baker myself, I don’t tend to use pre-made mixes and frostings because I genuinely believe that nothing can compare to a cake that’s been made from scratch. Therefore I was very interested … Continue reading Review: Betty Crocker
What: Bonne Maman’s desserts Where: all good supermarkets in the fridge section How much: £2.50 ish FIVE STARS I am already a big Bonne Maman fan, having loved their jams and confitures since childhood, and falling a little bit in love with their fruit pots a couple of years ago. So I was very excited when a little hamper of goodies appeared on my doorstep … Continue reading Review – Bonne Maman desserts
What: Lurpak Cook’s Range – Cooking Liquid and Clarified Butter Where: all supermarkets How much: £3.25 (Ocado) FOUR STARS The lovely people at Lurpak sent me some of their new products to try – namely the Cooking Liquid (a butter and vegetable oil blend) and the Clarified Butter (also known as ghee) – around Christmas but I’ve been so madly busy that I’m only now writing about them. … Continue reading Review: Lurpak’s Cook’s Range