THE AGROS ROSE FESTIVAL WITH VISITCYPRUS *

THE AGROS ROSE FESTIVAL WITH VISITCYPRUS *

On the beautiful island of Cyprus, just East of Mount Olympus, there is the picturesque region of Pitsillia. The climate of the Pitsillia region perfect for the locals to cultivate the ‘Rosa damascene’ for various wonderful uses. And the exciting festival that takes place every May during the rose harvest in Agros which honours the rose and it’s endless beneficial uses. Last week I went along to visitcyprus’ ‘Rosewater Event’ which celebrated this very festival. We were welcomed into a beautiful rose filled room and treated to a refreshing rose bellini decorated with dried…

SPRING PRAWN SALAD

SPRING PRAWN SALAD

The weather is brightening up which means when it comes to food there is always one thing on the top of my list… salad. Yep that’s right – those people who say salads are boring, are seriously just not doing it right. I love a good ol’ leafy green on my plate! I mean honestly salad is made for sunny days especially my spring prawn salad. This month I’ve been big on meal prep – so want to save money for all of the good things in life and buying…

LIFE IS LIKE A BOX OF CRAFT CHOCOLATES *

LIFE IS LIKE A BOX OF CRAFT CHOCOLATES *

Can you remember the last time you sat down with a decent box of chocolates?! Yep neither can I! There is so much sweet stuff on the shelves now with treat bags to share bars, however as my dad would always say ‘this is not real chocolate’ – in a really strong French accent. I suppose, being from France where the streets are filled with chocolatiers making craft chocolate bars and indulgent truffles he is right! The stuff we get from the shops is far less desirable than a handmade chocolate!…

TAKE YOUR TASTE-BUDS TO THE MIDDLE EAST WITH DESTINATION2*

TAKE YOUR TASTE-BUDS TO THE MIDDLE EAST WITH DESTINATION2*

As you can see by my Instagram and the majority of this blog, I enjoy food. Like a lot. Just give me the food, all of the food, all day long. I pride myself on being one of those people who will try anything once – as an adult I have now managed to make myself like numerous foods, such as olives, artichokes and aubergine, however I’ll still pass on the mushrooms and I’m not best friends with the good old tomato. I have been very lucky in my life…

WINETASTING AT VEENO *

WINETASTING AT VEENO *

We had the pleasure of visiting Veeno, a quaint little Italian café tucked away on a back street in Manchester. The brand started 3 years ago with two Italian guys’ passion for Spuntini* and wine, and noticed that there was nowhere in Manchester offering the same thing. Veeno now has 14 stores across the UK, with a new one opening in Kingston upon Thames. The café offers a variety of wine, prosecco, beer, small nibbles and light bites. They have various wine tasting packages perfect for meeting up with friends…

LAS IGUANAS – DEANSGATE – MANCHESTER

LAS IGUANAS – DEANSGATE – MANCHESTER

You must now by now, one of our favourite things to do is to go out for dinner! So, when we were invited to try out Las Iguanas new menu, of course the answer was a yes! I have been a few times and always loved my experience at this busy Mexican restaurant., however it was nice to try something different. DECOR & ATMOSPHERE: ★★★★ As we arrived to the restaurant we were surprised how huge this restaurant actually is, from the front it seemed quite small. It had a…

#BESTSUMMEREVER WITH THAIKHUN – MANCHESTER – SPINNINGFIELDS *

#BESTSUMMEREVER WITH THAIKHUN – MANCHESTER – SPINNINGFIELDS *

Thai has always been one of my favourite foods. I love the range of flavours involved, the creaminess and the coconut. So, last week  I was in my element when I was invited to Thaikhun for a taste of the exotic. It is a restaurant I have always wanted to dine in as I spend a lot of time in Spinningfields, however, have not yet had the chance. The decor is so aesthetically pleasing, it draws you in immediately and I couldn’t wait to sit in the TukTuk. We were…

GRAND PACIFIC – SPRING GARDENS – MANCHESTER *

GRAND PACIFIC – SPRING GARDENS – MANCHESTER *

Since the last time we visited Grand Pacific at their launch party, we knew we wanted to come back and try more from their enticing menu. You can check out the previous post here. Luckily on my bloggerversary I was invited back to try some more of the Far Eastern delights.  Upon arrival we were greeted by the host downstairs who walked us up and through the bar to our table. Its a busy Friday evening and the bar is lively with people having after work drinks, ready to take…

PIMP UP YOUR PASTA WITH DELL UGO *

PIMP UP YOUR PASTA WITH DELL UGO *

Whilst studying at university there was one staple meal that I was in love with. Tortellini, creme fraiche and cheese. Oh yes I was the epitome of healthy! It is a love that stemmed from childhood, when I was less experimental with food and loved my stuffed pasta with just plain butter. Gross right. Yet thoroughly enjoyable. That is because you get the delicious filling that provides all the flavour you need. As of late, I have not divulged in my favourite pas time food, or really pasta for that…