• Bristol,  Food & Drink

    Brace yourselves for a great Sunday Roast

    Now this may disappoint a few people or make you question my reliability as a food blogger but I have to confess; I’m not a huge fan of roast dinners. There are some exceptions of course like Christmas dinner, or my Mum’s Sunday roasts that we grew up with but I can’t say I’ve ever craved them. If we ever went out for a family meal on a Sunday I’d always go off piste and have the burger as opposed to a roast, just because I think a roast can go so easily wrong and leave you feeling disappointed. This does mean when I discover a good one, that gets…

  • Food & Drink,  Lifestyle,  Photography

    The Bath Pig

    James and I successfully passed our Marriage interview towards the end of last year, meaning we can now officially get married at Bristol Registry Office. Whoop! We’re doing things a little differently to some in that we’re doing the signing of the papers and the legal stuff a few days before our actual wedding. We decided it would be nice to keep the whole day at one location, save our guests having to move around and giving us complete freedom for the main event. We’d still like to celebrate the legal bit so have decided to visit The Pig in Bath. We’ve frequented the restaurant a few times now and…

  • Bristol,  Food & Drink

    Root, Cargo 1 – Bristol

    James and I are vegetarian about 5 days out of 7. It’s not something we’ve actively decided, it’s just that we don’t tend to buy meat or cook it whilst at home. Whilst I could never give up meat entirely, (a life without burgers and bacon is not even worth thinking about), but I think we both feel better for it. The times when we do eat meat is when we go out for dinner. However, if you decide to go to Root, you’re often better off sticking to the veg. Root is located where Chicken Shed used to be at Wapping Wharf, in the Cargo 1 units and is…

  • Food & Drink,  Lifestyle

    Farmdrop, the ethical grocer

    I’m always trying to convince James we should do our food shopping online. Supermarkets are often overcrowded, full of other people who don’t really want to be there. There are offers at the end of every aisle trying to entice you into buying things you don’t actually want or need. You can come away with half a trolley full of items you never intended on buying! It was so refreshing to hear what Farmdrop were doing when their email appeared in my inbox, inviting me to try out their service. Founded in London in 2014, Farmdrop are now on the move and delivering to the people of Bath and Bristol.…

  • Food & Drink,  Lifestyle

    Harvest Festival of Food at Malvern Autumn Show

    This weekend a harvest festival of food comes to the Malvern Autumn Show, headlined by none other than BBC TV Chef Tom Kerridge. Taking to the stage, Britain’s best-loved publican celebrates the wealth of produce showcased at this ultimate harvest festival event. Otter Farm’s Mark Diacono hosts the Cookery Theatre throughout the weekend and a carefully selected collection of producers also bring a buzzing Local Food Market to life with the latest and greatest flavours from the three counties and further afield. Tom’s demonstrations on Saturday of the event showcase recipes from some of his best selling cookbooks. Dishes are given a local twist as Tom incorporates ingredients from producers…

  • Food & Drink,  Lifestyle

    Recipe: White Bean and Red Cabbage Soup

    It’s getting to that time of year again where we all turn to our trusty friend the soup to keep us warm and comforted in the colder months. Supermarkets provide a pretty good selection of soups but I can’t help but prefer a homemade one. The other week I invested in a Food Flask, I can’t tell you how excited I was. No more taking soggy salads or couscous with me to work, I can now perk my day up with a comforting soup or even last nights dinner. Better yet, it stays piping hot from 7.30am until 1pm in my little flask. Can you tell I like this flask? Now…