What: Coffee, pastries, cakes, limited kitchen menu. Where: 72 East 1st St, between 1st & 2nd Ave, downtown Manhattan. How Much? Coffee and breakfast $12ish Overall: 9 out of 10 Bluebird was an early addition to my NYC holiday hit list after a quick search for the best coffee local to our mission base in […]Read More The New York State of Mind- Bluebird Coffee Shop
I celebrated four years of glorious togetherness with Him this week. For roughly three years and fifty weeks of this time he has been banging on about ‘the best curry’ he has ever had, and how we will go there one night. I have to confess I’ve never been that keen on taking Him up on […]Read More A Little Plug- Curry Nights of Maldon
There are many places in the world which have absolutely no need at all for a thumbs up from me, and the world famous American Bar at the Savoy Hotel, just off the equally famous Strand in London, is certainly one of them. The hotel itself a beautiful spectacle just for a walk through if you […]Read More A Little Plug- The American Bar at The Savoy
Let me take you back a few weeks to the hottest day of the year (and indeed on record for some parts) and the first of new regularly scheduled Lady Dates* between a food blogger and her bestest girl buddy. It was a Wednesday, it was central London and it was too hot for any […]Read More A Little Plug- Joe’s Southern Kitchen
I would like to draw your attention to a marvellous product from a marvellous person- The Bhaji Man. I was lucky enough to be stationed next to the Bhaji Man at a recent food festival outing in my other life (http://www.facebook.com/happytummiestreats) and frankly, he’s awesome. A happy little fella peddling spice kits and chutneys to […]Read More A Little Plug – The Bhaji Man!
Aqua 8– small but swanky mid price restaurant in central Ipswich offering ‘Creative Pan Asian’ cuisine and currently the top of my ‘Must Revisit’ list. I discovered them on recommendation for a half decent Chinese before a theatre outing in Suffolk’s county town, in doing so discovering the high point of an otherwise disappointing weekend. […]Read More A Little Plug- Aqua 8
Personally I love a good stereotype and see no need to fight them- old ladies and sherry, Yorkshiremen in flat caps and who doesn’t like a good old cockerney eating pie and mash whilst doing a dance that seems to invole only the knees? Exactly, all good fun. However it seems that there is a […]Read More Beer Naked Ladies!
On a routine visit to Her In Law last week it was announced that we would attend her own new favourite place to eat in the wee Essex estuary town that is Maldon. El Guaca. Have to admit, the boy and I have walked past on more than one occasion and ignored a repeat Groupon […]Read More A Little Plug- EL Guaca
Just a quickie, but if you’re local try out Bombay Palace on Magdalen St, Colchester. The boy and I just attended for a lazy Sunday tea and have filled the buffet gap left by swearing off our ex haunt of choice, House of China. A la carte is available but we went for the all […]Read More A Little Plug- Bombay Palace, Colchester.
Jamie Oliver. Now there’s a bloke who raises a mixed opinion. Yeah, he’s a bit of a nob with all the over affected Essex boyisms and unnecessary pounding of work surfaces and yes, his shows are often full of painfully scripted ‘friends and family’ who randomly turn up to devour and praise his makings but […]Read More Jamie Oliver’s Italian