Make Eat Get Read Go – December 2016

December – the month of all things festive and treats. Make – Christmas Pudding Playdough Ever since I discovered how easy it is to make playdough there is no going back. Especially when my kitchen cupboards are full of flavours and colours to make the basic dough different. I’d go as far to say I […]

London skyline

London 2016 – The Foodie Tourist Edition

At Christmas it has been a bit of a tradition for Hubs & I to exchange foodie experiences as gifts. Previous ones include River Cottage, Seasoned and Northcote. Christmas 2015 I was rather shocked to open my gift from Hubs to find a reservation for Le Gavroche. Michel Roux Jr’s restaurant been on my hit […]

Pool Green dine in

Review: Pool Green Kitchen meal box

Since LB arrived it has turned our life on its head. I remember as newlyweds not being phased by getting home at 5, 6ish then starting cooking dinner from scratch. Something like a lasagna. How. on. earth… We’re back in the swing of cooking from scratch but on weekdays gone are the long-winded recipes, in […]

Yorkshire – The Barn, The Puffins & Baby

LB’s first official holiday was with my family to Center Parcs when she was a wee 3 months old. This June was the turn for our first family holiday as a three. Our holidays have changed a bit over the years, less of the roughing it, more comfort and luxury but still based in the […]

Our stay at Hand and Flowers, Marlow

With last year’s summer holiday being The Budget Midlands Staycation™ and the chance of us having a summer holiday this year being very slim, we’ve decided to take foodie mini-breaks instead. First was back in November and the turn of Oxford Malmaison & Le Manoir; this time was the turn of Tom Kerridge’s Hand & Flowers in […]

An evening with Tim Maddams

We have fostered a tradition to buy each other foodie treat for Christmas or birthday. Previous gifts include a Gourmet break at Northcote, a dining experience in an old Pullman train carriage along the Carlisle-Settle line, chocolate making at School of Artisan Food and learning how to butcher a pig with Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall. This year […]

Oxford – Malmaison and Afternoon Tea at Le Manoir

We’ve always had a dream of eating at Raymond Blanc’s Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons. Until a month ago it was out of our grasp. Occasionally Le Manoir offer champagne Afternoon Tea to non-residents on certain weekdays at the rather tempting price of £50pp. Yes this may be the most expensive Afternoon Tea we would ever […]

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