SALTED CARAMEL CUPCAKES WITH POPCORN SHED *

SALTED CARAMEL CUPCAKES WITH POPCORN SHED *

A few weeks back you would have watched me make the most delicious cupcakes inspired by Popcorn Shed’s gourmet flavours. Yes, those salted caramel popcorn cakes that made you want to lick you screen! I love being in the kitchen and find baking really therapeutic and calming so it doesn’t take much for me to get the whisk out. One thing I used to love was my nana’s fairy cakes but instead of butter icing I thought I could make them far more indulgent by filling them with sticky salted…

A NIGHT IN THE NORTHERN QUARTER *

A NIGHT IN THE NORTHERN QUARTER *

Manchester holds a truly special place in my heart. I experienced it as a young student and then as a mature adult. I have seen many shades of this vibrant city. There are many memories dotted about diners, drinking spots and dance floors. There is one part of Manchester that I could always rely on to show me the best time. The Northern Quarter. A bustling neighbourhood full of boho bars, trendy restaurants and independent record shops. However, all over this cosmopolitan city you will find buzzy restaurants, unique bars,…

THE PERFECT HANGOVER CURE – FAUNA AND FLORA

THE PERFECT HANGOVER CURE – FAUNA AND FLORA

As you may know, recently I ventured back to Lisbon for a couple of days. The occasion wasn’t pleasant, the weather was poor but it was perfect for a bit more exploring and eating. Down the bustling backstreets of the city, along a street filled with quaint restaurants and cafes was a brunch spot I’ve been dying to try! Fauna and Flora. Last time I flew over, every time I even attempted to dine there, it was an impossibility – queues out the door and not a spare seat in…

MIDWEEK MUSIC VIBES WITH PEN AND PENCIL *

MIDWEEK MUSIC VIBES WITH PEN AND PENCIL *

Let’s be honest time is this sneaky little guy that slips away from us! The amount of things we’d be able to achieve if we just had a little more time on our hands! Relationships is just one thing that can suffer from our busy busy lives and we need to re-engage with how important it is to spend time with lived ones. We all have those friends and family members that no matter how long we leave it our relationships stay the same but just because they can withstand…

BREAKING THE SOLO BRUNCHING TABOO – 19 CAFE BAR – MANCHESTER

BREAKING THE SOLO BRUNCHING TABOO – 19 CAFE BAR – MANCHESTER

As I’ve got older there is something I’ve learnt to do more and more. That is to enjoy my company. A little bit of self-indulgence and giving myself some me time! I must admit it took a while. I remember I always used to find it odd when my dad would head to a restaurant and dine alone or go gigging solo! I’d always thought to myself – what a strange man not wanting to share those experiences with friends. However, now I get it! He adores music and seeing…

CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE: BOOZY BABES

CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE: BOOZY BABES

Time to get into the holiday spirit… literally with our next gift guide. You will be prosec-ho-ho-hoing all the way through Christmas knowing you have the pressies all wrapped up for your boozy babes. We have a great selection of tipples to warm the hearts of your fave drinking buddies. Home brewing is all the rage right now – and why shouldn’t it be? Staying in is the new going out so take pride and enjoy your freshly made beer from the comfort of your own home. This ‘Pub at Home‘…

CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE: FOODIE FIENDS

CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE: FOODIE FIENDS

Ola it’s Friday and hope everyone is ready for the weekend?! It’s time for another post and another gift guide this time one for the foodie fiends. Literally my favourite thing to write about, like ever. So, if you know anyone like me and all they do is think about food, dream about food and eat food then I have some fab present ideas!   Some of my proudest creations I have made come from cookbooks, and although I can’t take the credit for them they have been the tastiest…

HOLY CHESUS VEGAN PIZZA IS GOOD – PUREZZA – CAMDEN *

HOLY CHESUS VEGAN PIZZA IS GOOD – PUREZZA – CAMDEN *

Veganism is thriving in popularity right now. Whether it be for ethical beliefs or dietary choices, there are more products becoming available on the market. Having family and friends that are veggies or vegan it’s great to see them having more options to choose from. Meaning they can wine and dine just as well as the rest of us. Although I admit to being meat-eater and loving it, I also am the first to admit that I think we live in a glutenous society and consume way more than necessary!…

GARLIC CASHEW CHICKEN

GARLIC CASHEW CHICKEN

As I’ve been trying to get healthier recently, I am forever seeking some quick, tasty, healthy meals to cook up once I get home. Forcing myself for a run in the morning before placement meaning I can get home, cook and actually relax in an evening. However I don’t want to use all that time I’ve freed up cooking. I love cooking but so love relaxing too. When I get Thai or Chinese I love having chicken with cashews, so thought I could probably make something pretty similar at home and…

THE AUTUMN EDIT #3 & #4

THE AUTUMN EDIT #3 & #4

As usual my diary has been jam-packed and I was feeling slightly run down last week so the weekly Autumn Edit will roll into two! In all honesty I never seem to stop having fun at the moment. Always something to do and always with amazing people who make me laugh and smile. Let’s see what happened hey! So, it was my cousin’s birthday a couple of weeks ago and I headed over to Manchester to celebrate with him. We were going to check out the funk and soul of…