Sunday, 20 July 2014

A night at The Thistle, East Midlands Airport

When we told our family and friends that we were heading over to East Midlands airport for a night away they all thought we were mad but actually, after having been invited to spend the night at the Thistle hotel there, we were very pleasantly surprised. 

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

A quick side dish with broad beans & spring onions

Last week the wonderful folk at Woodlands Organic Farm sent me an organic veg box to try and I was thrilled to see some broad beans in there amongst carrots, potatoes, peppers, lollo rosso and gorgeous baby red onions. Broad beans are in season for such a short time so you have to get them whilst you can! These beauties were a cracking example - creamy pale green and  deliciously fresh as I popped them from their velvety beds. 

Monday, 14 July 2014

Pecorino & Balsamic Risotto

I loved Two Greedy Italians when it was on TV last year, Antonio Carluccio and Gennaro Contaldo are hilarious together and made us laugh every week. Of course I had to get their book and use it all the time! As you might know if you read my blog regularly, I am a big fan of Italian food, having visited Tuscany several times with my parents who stay with friends every year in this beautiful villa not far from Lucca. I love everything but most of all, the food and love cooking Italian meals at home! 

Villa La Borracia in Tuscany, Italy

Friday, 11 July 2014

Burger Time at The Paget, Loughborough

Epic burgers are coming to Loughborough. In fact, epic burgers, chips, hot dogs and puds are ALL coming to Loughborough. 

The Paget is very well hidden in the heart of Loughboroughs golden triangle (the student area behind Ashby Road) but I would recommend you go and seek it out. This Steamin' Billy pub is in the middle of a refurb and have got Rib Nights King Ahmed Kage in to look at their menu. He's looked and its going to be awesome!

Monday, 7 July 2014

Review: The Stable, Bristol Harbourside

I'm a firm believer that simple is usually best. Take The Stable - a small group of 6 bar/restaurants in the south of England. I was lucky enough to eat and drink at their Bristol site during a recent weekend stay in the city for Grillstock. Pizza, Pie, Cider - a simple combination which is pure dynamite!

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