Recipe: Homemade pizza

Pizza is always my go to take-away and when I’m feeling lazy I love nothing more than tucking into a massive goey margarita. But ordering one in can be super expensive, so I started experimenting with making my own. I always thought the dough took ages to make and I would never get it to…

Recipe: Strawberry, Prosecco and White Chocolate Cake

Do I really need to say anything about this cake? All your favourite things in one- of course it tastes delicious. Ingredients 125 g butter 125 g caster sugar 3 eggs 125 g self raising flour For the filling  6-8 tbsp strawberry jam For the frosting 125 g softened butter 330 g icing sugar 6…

Review: Cooking for Family and Friends by Joe Wicks

Joe Wicks has been on the cookbook scene for a couple of years now. His quick, easy and healthy recipes are a godsend when you get home tired from work, and having used all his previous three Lean in 15 books, I couldn’t wait to see what he had in store. The book (priced at…

Recipe: Passion fruit Cheesecake

This cheesecake is a little time consuming to make, but the results are worth it. The finished product is smooth, creamy and the perfect end to a dinner party. Ingredients 250 g digestive biscuits 125 g butter (melted) 500 g cream cheese 170 g caster sugar peel of one lemon (grated) 2 tbsp lemon juice…

Recipe: Cherry Bakewell loaf cake

I love a loaf cake because they are so easy to mix together and bung in the oven. Perfect for a Sunday afternoon when you don't have the energy to make a big cake but still have a craving for something sweet. Ingredients 250 g self raising flour 2 tsp baking powder 100 g golden…

Review: Tier Nottingham

On Saturday I had the pleasure of trying out one of Nottingham’s newest bars, Tier. Based on Pelham Street (just opposite the Bodega), you’ll find a menu full of cheese toasties and cocktails with a great happy hour deal (£4 between 5pm and 9pm). You’ll be lucky to get a table, as there were only…

Christmas gift guide

It’s that time of year again folks! The nights are drawing in and, if you’re organised like me all your presents are wrapped and sent to the North Pole. If you’re still looking for present ideas, however, here’s my top ten gifts for the season: 1. Godvia six piece truffle box (£12.00) Pure decadence in…

Recipe: Sundried tomato and coconut milk chicken

I have a habit of getting home from work, having a stroke of genius, throwing ingredients I think will work that are left in the cupboard into a pan and hoping for the best. Last night I seemed to hit the jackpot and came up with a gloriously creamy (but cream free!) chicken dish that…

Recipe: 20 minute garlic shrimp

Sorry for the lack of posts recently! I have been busy thinking up new recipes and blog post ideas. As I’ve been so busy I’ve been trying to think up quick, but still tasty, dinner ideas. I love this garlic shrimp stir fry recipe because it doesn’t take long to cook or prepare and tastes…

National Chocolate Week

Chocolate Week… surely that has to be my favourite food themed week in the year! Returning for the 12th consecutive year, Chocolate Week celebrates the world of fine chocolate from the 10th to the 16th October. With chocolate on the brain (and I mean more than any average week) I decided to round-up my favourite…

Running a cake stall- top tips

Last weekend I helped run a summer fair in aid of the musical society I am part of. “Summer” being in inverted commas here as there was a lack of sunshine and a LOT of rain. My designated stall, as you can imagine, was the cakes- something that, surprisingly, I hadn’t done before. I love…

Caribbean Food Week 2016- perfect street party food

  This week is Caribbean Food Week. Established in 2012 by Grace Foods, the UK’s largest supplier of Caribbean food and drink, this week is all about celebrating and showcasing the delicious tastes of the Caribbean. This year, celebrations will come to a fruition with a two-day Caribbean Food Festival in Brixton, London, with cooking demos, live music,…