The Food Report: A Chocolatey Chocolate Cake

A few weeks ago I made an extra chocolatey chocolate cake for a birthday and it was such a success I thought I would share it here! I have to admit that I am not the hugest chocolate cake fan, so if I’m going to make one it certainly has to be a little decadent.  …

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The Drinks Report: Cawston Press Rhubarb

I picked up this new Cawston Press Rhubarb this week and it was too good to not throw into the drinks report this week! I love the Cawston Press Apple and Ginger juice – my Aunt makes great cocktails with it – and I’m also a huge fan of their branding.  This all meant I was pretty…

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The Food Report: Yardbird

Last week after a rather arduous train journey I met Kate for a trip to Yardbird, the newly opened chicken shop on the corner of Berry St and Duke St in Liverpool. As it’s on my walk home from town I have watched with interest as they fitted out the shop, put up the signs and…

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The Drinks Report: Cocktails

The last week seems to have been very cocktail themed for me – a quick sunny Bramble on Wednesday, giving my favourite recipe recommendations for birthday parties, Pimms Cups and unexpected gin on Thursday and then roof garden Pimms on Friday. That’s without even mentioning all of the wedding Pimms! I wanted to share some of…

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The Food Report: Glastonbury

One of my favourite things about festivals is the food. Whilst others are frantically running between bands what I really want to do is investigate whether my favourite noodle place is on site, and where I can get a pie from. As Glastonbury crew, we were well looked after with two meals a day. A…

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The Food Report: Lunch Ideas

Summer is here and I’ve got that feeling from school days of being allowed onto the field at lunchtime. With summer comes a whole new lunch agenda. Winter for me is soup almost every day, or leftovers from big bowls of stew. In summer, though, I need something fresh and light for my lunch, and it…

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The Drinks Report: Iced Chai Latte Recipe

After last week’s foray into iced green tea, today I was looking for something milky to accompany a slice of cake and potting up my plants. I absolutely love chai, and I’m going through a real iced coffee phase at the moment, so I decided to go for an iced chai latte recipe that I…

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The Food Report: Homemade Yoghurt

I eat yoghurt pretty much every day – on my breakfast, in salad dressings, with spicy foods, as desserts. It’s the most versatile of ingredients and I’ve wanted a yogurt maker for a long time. Last month, after a little research, I settled on the Lakeland Electric Yoghurt Maker – this seemed the best option for me as involves…

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The Drinks Report: Iced Green Mint Tea

I’m a little late with this week’s Drinks Report – I hadn’t drunk anything particularly inspiring this week and felt a little at a loss, but I hope this refreshing summery drink will make up for this! Yesterday we popped into Leaf for a light early evening supper and I was excited to see that…

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The Food Report: Farm Feast

This weekend I headed over the water to Bebington for a trip to Farm Feast. It promised to be a wonderful day full of food, drinks and music, and it certainly didn’t disappoint. After a surprisingly quick train ride we were keen to start the day with a pre-lunch snack; an amuse bouche if you…

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