I'm Taking The Week Off For A Lil' Staycation In Seattle. So Why Not Join Me In Some Relaxing Therapy? ...Retail Therapy!
Celebrate with this St. Patrick's Day Jelly Recipe. Serve with whipped cream for an innocent dessert or follow the adults-only version to create vodka jelly shots that'll be the highlight of your celebratory shenanigans.
Welcome to Sinner or Saint week #3. A juicy beef burger topped with spicy chili and wrapped in pastry OR a healthy chicken guacamole burger? Are you a Burger Sinner or a Burger Saint?
Welcome to Sinner or Saint week #3. Which do you prefer: virtuous Banana Pancakes or sinful Cinnamon Roll Pancakes? The choice is yours!
This second Sinner or Saint focusses on Ice Cream. Which will you choose: Virtuous Chocolate Banana Nice Cream or Sinful No Churn Peanut Butter Explosion Ice Cream?
This first week of Sinner or Saint features two hot and comforting soup recipes. So whether you're on a New Year health kick or want to indulge in something devilishly naughty, we have the perfect dish for you!
Sit down, enjoy a cuppa and read this exclusive interview with Joe and Andrea Raetzer, the founders of Steepologie loose leaf tea company.
This no churn ice cream recipe is perfect for celebrating St. Patrick's Day, especially if you have an infinity with Thin Mints Girl Scout Cookies!
A change is as good as a rest, at least that is what they say isn’t it?! And with the start of a new year I have decided it’s time for change. So my New Year’s resolution is not only to make this food blog as awesome as is awesomely possible, but to also cook one new food […]
"Feed a Fever, Starve a Cold" - at least, that's what the old wives say. I rarely suffer from winter colds but when I do I am totally unbearable - just ask my husband! I am also someone who gets really "hangry", so to keep my misery (and his) to a minimum, the hubby decided to feed my cold with a never-ending … Continue reading Chicken Frankie Naan
Thanksgiving is an opportune holiday for us foodies, but it can equally become a day filled with stressful marathon cooking sessions and fears of satisfying the expectations of your dinner guests. So let me be your holiday heroine with my guide to the Best Thanksgiving Recipes Ever - these recipes not only taste great, but are also so easy to make that even … Continue reading Best Thanksgiving Recipes Ever!
This week I am back in the UK - my god, how cold is it here?!!! I've been as busy as a bee catching up with family and friends. I was also fortunate to celebrate my dear friend Tracey's 40th birthday at The Crazy Bear restaurant in Beaconsfield. If you haven't been to this decadent restaurant before, you … Continue reading Oreo Cookie Brownies
I love the change in season. Not for the change in weather, but for the ever changing seasons of food. But rather than harping on about the latest ancient grain or root vegetable that has just been hand pulled from a small batch, organic farm - YAWN! - my wanton desires are driven by the candy aisles and my local coffee store, which … Continue reading Chewy Gooey Hot Tamales Brownies
I love Halloween. Not only does it give me a great excuse to spend even more time on the sofa, peeking out from the safety of my blanket while watching scary movies, but it also means I get to eat Halloween Candy. Halloween candy is pretty hard (impossible!) to resist. The concierge desk awaits me upon my return home with a bucketful of Halloween … Continue reading No-Bake Pumpkin Cookies
Have you ever seen anyone walk face first into a closed glass patio door? Well my relatives have (yup!) and the utter look of shock on said victims face (me!), is probably as close as I can get to explaining the way we felt as we stepped off the flight back in Seattle. Having enjoyed a week of sheer sunny bliss in Puerto Vallarta, … Continue reading Spicy Pumpkin Crock Pot Curry
It seems that everywhere you go, butter - which used to be considered the arch enemy of healthy eating - is now the "in" thing to eat. Be it good old peanut, almond, sunflower seed, cashew or avocado, butter is being slathered on every edible surface possible. I had never heard of Pumpkin Butter until my husband suggested … Continue reading Pumpkin Butter
Have no fear, Autumn is here and it has been Chill Bill! This has been the week when I could deny it no more - the electric blankets have been turned on, the couch blanket is out from its summer storage spot and I have almost, almost convinced my husband that it is time to turn the heating on … Continue reading Pumpkin Ice Cream (No-Churn)
I love the Autumn, it's such a beautiful time of year, and yet, there are also some things I hate about this season... First there is the inevitable Wardrobe Faux-Pas that I will repeatedly make during this unpredictable season. It seems that it really doesn't matter how many times I check the weather situation by continuously updating the weather app on my iPhone or sticking … Continue reading Pumpkin Stuffed French Toast
Costco is my achilles heel. A shoppers paradise filled with tempting treats bundled into jumbo packs of jumbo savings, luring you in to fill your basket to tsunami proportions with giant tubs of laundry detergent, huge chunks of cheese and enough Aspirin to clear up Hillary Clinton's "flu" a hundred times over. All sounds good so far, right? Well, living in a … Continue reading Limeade with a Touch of Mint
It wasn't until I moved to Seattle that I reluctantly tried Japanese food. Having grown up on a traditional UK diet of fish & chips, roast dinners and sausage & mash, Japanese food was distinctly "alien" to me. As my hubby escorted me to Seattle's International District for my first Japanese experience, I had butterflies in my stomach and Stephen King-esque thoughts running … Continue reading Japanese Pork Katsu
Today's guest interview features the extremely talented, Brittany Bardeleben. Brittany keeps herself busy as a highly-respected Pastry Chef at the Dahlia Bakery in Seattle, part of Tom Douglas' successful chain of bakeries and restaurants. And as if that wasn't enough to fill her time, Brittany is also full-time mother to a 1½ year old son - phew, Brittany … Continue reading Guest Interview: Brittany Bardeleben