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Summertime refreshment with Wavey Ice boozy ice pops

So lockdown kind of ambles on. Slight relaxation of restrictions, shops opening up more and ‘rules’ being broken all around. I think everyone’s a bit unsure about what happens next and how we’re supposed to behave. I’m all for doing pretty much what I’m being told and being cautious. Longing for restaurants and borders to […]

Recipe book review, Recipes

Recipe book review: Carpathia: Food from the heart of Romania

Clearly travel is impossible in these times of Corona. As much as I miss it, including all the planning – one of my favourite ways to spend a rainy day – I’ve come to terms that I’m not going anywhere. Not any time soon anyway, and probably not for the duration of 2020. Only one […]

Drinks, Recipes

Celebrating summertime with Finders

We’ve been having such glorious weather in London, it almost seems like I’m on holiday…even though we’re still in semi-lockdown. The perfect excuse to spend time in the garden creating new cocktails and in this case, alcoholic iced lollies, using the fabulous spirits range from Finders. Now doesn’t that sound good? Created by Yorkshire-based Sloemotion […]

Drinks, Recipes

Cocktail O’Clock with Mainbrace Rum

The sun is shining and the sky is blue…summer is here. And what better way to spend a summer’s evening than relaxing, sipping exotic cocktails? A real indulgence, I never really have a cocktail unless I’m on holiday…but hey we all need a bit of a treat in these days of Corona. So why not […]

Recipes

Recipe: Parma Ham Huevos Rancheros

Today I’m cooking with one of my favourite products. Parma Ham or Prosciutto di Parma is produced in the hills surrounding the town of Parma in the Emilia Romagna region of Northern Italy. Every stage of the production process has to happen here – even the pre-sliced packs of Parma Ham you’ll find in UK […]

Recipes

Homemade wholegrain mustard with RosieMakesItEasy

Today I’m trying something completely different – making my own wholegrain mustard. I find the whole process of creating in the kitchen so relaxing and inspiring – just wish I was better at baking. But that’s a story for another day! What better way to spend semi-lockdown time than making something tasty and beautiful? Now […]