It’s that time of year when getting up in the dark for work makes me crave a getaway- somewhere with lots of daylight and culture. Alas, I don’t have anything planned until early next year so I’ve been baking some sunshine on a plate instead! Read More
A bargain fresh food haul and early peek at Christmas!
Everyone loves a good bargain don’t they? I always cast an eye over the reduced shelf at the supermarket and have this year started buying vinyl- none of which has cost more than £1 at the myriad of local supermarkets. So when these £1 bargain bags were pointed out to me in the great new food hall at Bents Home and Garden, I couldn’t resist.
My friend Jane spotted the bags in the fresh food section and challenged me to make as many dishes I could with the bargain bag. I had no idea what I was going to find in it but could see rhubarb and carrot tops. Read More
After enjoying one of the best meals ever at the first Nacho and Friends event a few months back, we were excited when second one was announced for Iberica in Manchester. Nacho Manzano is the executive chef over the Iberica group and has his own 2-star restaurant Casa Marcial. This time he was cooking with British chef Mark Poynton, owner and chef of Alimentum for an autumnal game themed menu.
Terrible images (phone, low light, an eagerness to eat) but once again, amazing dishes.
I’ve indicated with initials which dish came from which chef. Venison tartar, charcoal mayonnaise and turnips (MP) Read More
I say it every year but autumn is my favourite season: chilly mornings, slow and low stews and woolly tights. These toffee apple flapjacks are the epitome of autumnal comfort food for me, ticking all the boxes of sweet, spiced and oaty. Read More