Cotswolds weekend of food… and drink

April 1, 2013 at 9:29 pm | Posted in Drinking, Eating & Drinking Out, My meal, My thoughts, With friends | Comments Off
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Pork Apple BurgersRestaurant Review

After a fabulous weekend with great friends (M & G) in the Cotswolds, who like us appreciate good food, good ales and good wine it only deserves a few words and photos.

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dinner success…

February 4, 2013 at 9:52 pm | Posted in My meal, Recipe | Comments Off
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It’s been a while but I’m so exciting about tonight’s dinner success I’m here writing about it. I have tried on many occasions to cook this dish but never with any luck – tonight we had Toad in the Hole…

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come dine with me… in Vegas Baby!

November 26, 2012 at 10:09 pm | Posted in Drinking, My meal, With friends | Comments Off
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Brioche with mozzarella & tomatoRestaurant Review

Saturday night was our second Come Dine / Wine With Me event and it was just fabulous, amazing… the whole evening, food, theme, props, host and laughter!

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jacket potato and kale

November 19, 2012 at 10:31 pm | Posted in My meal, Recipe | Comments Off
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Inspired by current favourite cook book Mary Berry’s Complete Cookbook, this evening we had a new style Jacket Potato stuffed with Kale and Mozzarella, and is was so delicious I just had to quickly share…

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the return of fab food…

September 18, 2012 at 8:03 pm | Posted in Local Produce, My meal, With friends | Comments Off
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Monkfish and squid August is the busiest month of the year for me, hence the lack of blog writing or to be honest anything much other than work! And I can always tell when I have recovered and getting back to my usual self as I find myself in the kitchen and wanting to cook up a storm again!

I am so pleased my passion and creativity came back this weekend as we had friends around for dinner… Continue Reading the return of fab food……

and still loving memories restaurant again…

August 4, 2012 at 10:58 am | Posted in Eating & Drinking Out, My meal | Comments Off
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Restraurant table settingRestaurant Review

Yes I’ve been to my favourite restaurant Memories in North Devon again, now I know you  have read (twice) before how much I love this place here and here. So rather than rave on about it again I’m just going to share the photographs from another amazing meal which started with a scrumptious bottle of Champagne!

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come dine / wine with me p1

July 12, 2012 at 7:48 pm | Posted in My meal, With friends | Comments Off
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Pink DiningBriochePrawns and stir-fried cabbagePink roses

Everyone must have heard of the Channel 4 programme Come Dine With Me, and I expect it’s quite common for groups of friends and family to take part in a similar event. Along with friends from work we decided to hold our own Come Dine With You experience (although we think Come Wine With Me might be more apt!). Everyone would host an evening at their own home with a theme of their choice. It also doesn’t need to be a full three course meal it could just be pizza and a movie. I was the first host….

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half marathon food & drink

July 1, 2012 at 9:54 pm | Posted in Eating & Drinking Out, My meal, With friends | Comments Off

ProseccoRisotto ballsCalamariPepperoni Pizza

1 week ago today I proudly completely the Torbay Half Marathon (2hrs 2mins 30 secs) with a special friend. This is the furthest I have ever run and as we were staying in Torquay that night with our hubstars it only seemed right to indulge in some celebratory drink, food and then more drink!

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simple bolognese

June 22, 2012 at 6:00 pm | Posted in Ingredients, My meal, My thoughts, Recipe | Comments Off
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Bolognese and PastaA fab recipe

After cooking a simple Bolognese for dinner last night and hubstar saying, and I quote “you cook the best Bolognese” I realised I should share my Bolognese top tips! So here they are…

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in honour of the jubilee weekend

June 7, 2012 at 8:51 pm | Posted in Drinking, Eating & Drinking Out, Local Produce, My meal, With friends | Comments Off
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Jubilee flags

I do feel guilty as it’s been a while since I’ve managed to write a post. Life has mainly been taken up with running having completed two 10k races. Although I have of course still been eating and cooking but meals have mainly been real quick and easy or recipes I’ve already written about. However I do like to think my articles are more about quality than quantity.

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