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5 excellent single malt Scottish whiskies for under £50

5 excellent single malt Scottish whiskies for under £50

  Whisky is a very interesting drink in that it comes in so many different types, flavours, colours, strengths, ages and from many different countries which I believe is what makes it such a widely popular drink. Whether you drink it straight, on the rocks, […]

The Kitchen, Farnborough

The Kitchen, Farnborough

    Just a quick post about a lovely little restaurant we went to for lunch today. The Kitchen is a rustic country restaurant in the small village of Farnborough near Banbury. It serves primarily rustic British food with what I would call a little […]

Double chocolate chip cookies

Double chocolate chip cookies

    I have used this recipe for years and cannot remember where I found it or who gave it to me. What I do know is it works every time and is easy to do. The cookies are slightly crisp on the outside and soft […]

Spicy Chorizo and Bean Stew With Sausages

Spicy Chorizo and Bean Stew With Sausages

  This spicy chorizo and bean stew is a great winter dish, warming and filling – just what you need on a cold winters night. I like to serve it with some good quality sausages but some slow roast pork belly or a chicken supreme would also be […]

Christmas Drinks

Christmas Drinks

  December is here and so with it comes Christmas. The frantic present buying has started, the mountain of cards need writing and our thoughts turn to what will grace our table over the festive period. Whether it’s the main event of roast turkey with […]

Brilliant black pudding!

Brilliant black pudding!

    When I took my weekly trip to The Meat Room on Saturday, I was pleased to find Terry had something new for me to try, some black pudding. Now I’m sure you’re thinking black pudding is black pudding; well it turns out it’s not! […]

The Meat Room, Leamington Spa

The Meat Room, Leamington Spa

  In the last few years Leamington Spa in Warwickshire has undergone somewhat of a food revolution with many new restaurants, cafes and other food businesses opening within the town. One of the latest businesses to set up shop in Leamington Spa is The Meat […]

Warm Roast Potato Salad

Warm Roast Potato Salad

    I think this is a really nice potato dish packed full of flavour and something a bit different. It’s also really versatile, by changing the herbs used or swapping wholegrain mustard for dijon it can be tailored to everyone’s tastes. I like to serve […]

Easy Crab Cake Recipe

Easy Crab Cake Recipe

    These crab cakes couldn’t be easier but still taste great with the lemon, chilli, parsley and crab working together so well. This recipe will make six cakes which I think is a great size for two main course portions but you could serve them in twos for a starter […]

Leamington Food and Drink Festival

Leamington Food and Drink Festival

    This weekend Kate and I decided to go to Leamington Food and Drink Festival. Now in its 10th year, this event is a favourite in the local foodie calendar as it brings many great local food and drink businesses, along with some from further afield, […]