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Supermarket-Wine
Food, Home Cooking

How To Buy Good Wine At The Supermarket

Can you buy good wine at the supermarket? If you’ve got time to go to a proper wine merchant or a good off licence, you know there’s an expert on hand to help you make a good choice, but if you’re standing in the wine aisle at the supermarket, staring blankly at the bottles, you’re …

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Coffee, Food

How To Make Barista Style Coffee At Home

If lockdown has meant you’ve had to curb your coffee habit, you might be missing your fancy barista coffee by now. If you’re usually a fan of a flat white, a sad instant coffee with a splash of milk just isn’t going to cut it. Luckily, there are some tricks to make barista style coffee …

How To Plate Food
Food, Home Cooking

Food Plating Tips For Home Cooks

After almost a year at home, even reluctant cooks like me have started to venture more into the world of cooking for ourselves. And of course, if you’ve cooked something and didn’t post it on Instagram, did it ever really exist? To get the likes in, you need food plating tips for home cooks. I’ve …

feel comfortable as a solo diner
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. …

Food Plating Tricks
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 …