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Unapologetically Portuguese: Cafe Porto in Liverpool


While on an impromptu road trip to Liverpool hubby and I came across this quirky little place on Rodney Street. Last year we spent a random week in Portugal last year eating until we couldn’t move and consuming our body-weight in wine, so in order to relive the good times we thought we’d check this place out. Spoiler alert: we…

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Scandinavian Oven Baked Pancakes


So yesterday was pancake day. Pancake Day, or Shrove Tuesday, is the traditional feast day before the start of Lent on Ash Wednesday. Lent – the 40 days leading up to Easter – was traditionally a time of fasting. But instead of pancakes, I decided to treat hubby to a Scandinavian delicacy; the baked pancake.     Apparently, Scandinavian cooking…

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Breakfast of champions: huevos rancheros


  One of the perks of marrying a chef is that you’ll never go hungry. And when they get inspired by something, boy are you in for a treat. Take this ‘huevos rancheros’ breakfast beast. It’s a solid favourite of hubby’s and mine for a lazy morning together. We get precious little time together as he works shifts and I’m…

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#MondayMotivation: 2-4-1 pizzas in Artichoke


  If Monday was a person, he or she would be my arch nemesis. I would spend considerable time plotting on how to destroy them. I would shake my fist into nothingness in a threatening manner, muttering things like “one of these days”. You know, the kind of stuff people with archenemies do.   Point is, I’m no good on…

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Premium but not pompous – Stac Polly in Edinburgh


  In the interest of full disclosure, I will immediately admit that I love Scottish food. OK, I may not be too keen on deep fried Mars bars (I’ve never actually seen one) but haggis, Cullen skink, tatties and tablet are all really high on my list of things I love to eat.   And they’re not shy about their…

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The Incredible Ichiba Kouji: Japanese Market in the heart of Cheshire


Dunham-on-the-Hill near Frodsham is an idyllic little village, and twice a month their Boshaw community Centre houses a Japanese Market with crafts, cooking lessons and authentic Japanese grub. I came across the market randomly through Facebook and my friend who was planning a visit there to get some inspiration to a street festival event they are planning. They said they’d…

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Do you Deliveroo? Bites, beers & beats with Deliveroo Liverpool


If you don’t have a Scooby-doo about Deliveroo, you’ve been living underneath a rock. Now put the rock away so I can tell you all about them. The idea behind this business model is actually really simple. Want food from your favourite restaurant? These guys deliver it. Boom. Basically they’re a hired out delivery service but that sounds super boring…

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Mackrel Carbonara

Healthy treats: Smoked mackerel carbonara


I know, I know, this is a rare phenomenon. Me, in the kitchen? Recently I’ve been craving a lot of fish and sea food – I have no idea why but I can’t seem to get enough of all those juicy prawns and smoked salmon and everything else in between. So hubby sent me this recipe to try when he…

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