Food, Home Cooking

Nigella Lawson’s Chili Beef Noodle Soup

Chilli 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, Home Cooking

Nigella Lawson’s Shortbread and Lemon Cream

Food Plating Tricks

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. …

Days Out, Travel

Is West Midland Safari Park Worth Visiting Without Kids?

Is West Midland Safari Park worth visiting without kids

With a spare Saturday, we decided to hit the zoo, but is West Midlands Safari Park worth visiting without kids? Like most children who grew up in the Midlands, I spent a lot of my childhood visiting West Midland Safari Park. I’ve been on school trips, with friends, and with family, but I haven’t been …

Bars and Pubs, Nightlife

The Pineapple Club Opens In Central Birmingham

Cocktails Birmingham

Looking for sexy cocktails in central Birmingham? Well, you’re in luck, because the cocktail wizards behind The Vanguard have opened a brand new venue, The Pineapple Club. Owner Sam describes his new baby as a cocktail bar and beer boutique. I went along for a sneak preview the night before they opened the doors. Arriving …

Food, Home Cooking

Nigella Lawson’s Spaghetti Carbonara

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 …

Cookbooks, Food

Cooking Through A Cookbook

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 …


Is It Safe To Stay In An Airbnb During COVID-19?

Is it safe to stay in an airbnb during covid-19

After months at home, and holidays cancelled left, right and centre, we’re all in need of a bloody break. I don’t want to fly abroad yet, so I’m all about the UK break. I’ve been busily stalking many an Airbnb, but is it safe to stay in an Airbnb during COVID-19? Like most things during …


Five Birmingham Restaurant Deals To Try In September

Birmingham Restaurant Deals

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 …