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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 …

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 …

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 …

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, …

Food, Home Cooking

Cooking The Books: A Taste of Birmingham

If Joe’s Bloggers send you an email with a challenge, you take it! And this one involved chocolate… Joe’s Bloggers have teamed up with the Copthorne Hotel and it’s head chef, Michael Chambers, to create an epically Brummie recipe. No, not a balti – CHOCOLATE! Birmingham is the home of Cadbury’s after all. Chambers created …