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Solo Diners
Food

Five Of The Best Ways To Feel Comfortable As A Solo Diner

I eat as a solo diner a lot; mostly because few people want to go out to eat as often as I do. Usually, I’m perfectly happy eating alone, but now and again, you get staff who treat you differently or as though you’re a nuisance. Eating as a solo diner can be great. You …

Chilli beef noodle soup
Food, Home Cooking

Nigella Lawson’s Chili Beef Noodle Soup

Spicy food is always a little tricky in our house. I like spicy dishes, whereas my husband has no head for heat whatsoever. I was a bit nervous about tackling the Chili Beef Noodle Soup as my next recipe in my challenge to cook all of How To Eat, in case I melted his tastebuds. …

Nigella Lawson's shortbread
Food, Home Cooking

Nigella Lawson’s Shortbread and Lemon Cream

Next on my challenge to cook all of Nigella Lawson’s How To Eat, I tackled Shortbread with Lemon Cream. This is a classic example of why I wanted to take on this challenge. I’ve made shortbread before, but I’d never have bothered with the lemon cream usually, as I can’t be bothered with the faff. …

Nigella Lawson's Spaghetti Carbonara
Food, Home Cooking

Nigella Lawson’s Spaghetti Carbonara

Who doesn’t love a Spaghetti Carbonara? There was a wild part of me that considered flinging myself into my challenge of cooking through the whole of Nigella Lawson’s How To Eat with something I’ve never tackled before, but that way lies madness. Instead, I decided to start gently. Like a lot of people, I’m never …

Cooking through a cookbook
Cookbooks, Food

Cooking Through A Cookbook

I’m going to embark on an epic culinary challenge. Cooking through a cookbook. A whole one. I’ve been reviewing restaurants and writing about food for a few years now, but I’ve often joked that I’m a weirdo food blogger who doesn’t actually cook. People usually take this to mean that I can’t cook, which is …

Birmingham Restaurant Deals
Food

Five Birmingham Restaurant Deals To Try In September

Missing Eat Out To Help Out? Me too. Luckily for us, there are still some fab Birmingham restaurant deals going on throughout the city across the rest of September. Here are some of the best ones for you to take advantage of. Fiesta Del Asado Fiesta Del Asado have launched a Special Eat Out September …

Noel's Bar tagliatelle
Food, Restaurants

Review: Noel’s Bar and Restaurant

For the last day of Eat Out To Help Out, my husband and I headed out for a date night to Noel’s Bar and Restaurant. I’m always on the lookout for restaurants that offer late bookings, so I can be sure I can eat without someone’s kid squawking at the next table and Noel’s delivered …

Breakfasts-You-Can-Eat-At-Your-Desk
Food, Home Cooking

AD – The Five Best Healthy Desk Breakfasts

Ad – this post contains gifted items. These products are marked with an asterisk (*). I’ll admit it; I’ve never been much of a breakfast eater. I bloody love brunch, but on a regular workday, I’m usually not interested in anything other than a coffee until I’ve been awake for a few hours. That said, …

Eat Out To Help Out
Food

How To Keep Helping Businesses After Eat Out To Help Out Ends

The Eat Out To Help Out scheme is currently set to end on the 31st of August, but the hospitality industry still needs our help. There are lots of ways you can keep helping businesses after Eat Out To Help Out ends. Keep Showing Up If you can afford it, keep showing up, even if …