Where? Trinity Street, Colchester, CO1 1JN What? Modern cafe serving breakfast, lunch, cakes and teas. How much? Bargains all round, £15 for two Contact: http://foodanddrinkat21.co.uk/ Breakfast out has become a bit of a non-starter since our local venue of choice closed its doors, but a chance early morning in Colchester town some weeks ago had […]Read More The Breakfast Club- Cafe Twenty One
Too many people say they have the ‘ultimate’ formula for basically everything so I feel like I should perhaps qualify my Ultimate Summer Crumble with a little background. I love a crumble, because fruit, like most things in life, can only be improved by covering it in sweet carbohydrates. It’s also one of the few […]Read More The Ultimate Summer Crumble
Your traditional Waldorf is pretty simple- apple, celery, grapes and walnuts covered in mayonnaise and served on shredded lettuce. It’s been that way since it was first made for a charity ball in 1896 at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York and that’s what it is. Put chicken in it? Not a Waldorf. Pecans? Not a […]Read More The Boomdorf Salad
Some months ago I read an article suggesting that the Mediterranean Diet was under threat from a new life changing, fat busting and general health winning regime: The Nordic Diet. Apparently we were all due to swap our spaghetti for herrings and give up all that riveria nonsense for some flatpack furniture and sensible snow […]Read More Cookshelf: The Nordic Diet by Trina Hahnemann
Where: Burleigh St, London. What: American style brasserie. How much: Set menu from £20, a la carté three courses with drinks £50+ per head. To quote their own website, Joe Allen is ‘the classic theatreland American brasserie’, tucked away in the West End round the corner from Covent Garden. I start this tale on a Lunch-Drinks-Show day […]Read More Review- Joe Allen
Ah, Happy Spring Time foodie friends! The daffs are out. There isn’t a predicted frost for the next two weeks and it’s almost pancake day. It’s time to get planting. I donned my wellies this morning for maybe the third time in 2019, but those other times were purely weeding and compost hefting so in […]Read More Grow Your Own! Get A Plan.
What: Pretty pub grub, bistro style plates and pizzas. Where: Brook Street, Brentwood, CM14 5ND. How Much: Main courses from £8, for three courses, wine and a cocktail £50-£60 a head. Overall: Good food, great drinks for the drivers and desserts worth skipping starters for. Regulars will already be aware that The Nag’s Head has […]Read More The Nag’s Head, Brentwood
That’s it, Christmas is over, it’s back to work and back to accepting that Stilton and chocolate Santas for every meal is probably not a great idea (no, not even if they are dark chocolate Santas). It’s time to get your January plan on, people. This might mean going vegan, switching to meal replacement shakes […]Read More Easy Lunchbox Traybake
I salute you! I’m no vegan, but I do try to make more of my meals meat and dairy free than aren’t. It’s not because I particularly enjoy butterbeans. It’s actually for many reasons which I won’t bore you with now but suffice to say if I could get away with a bacon double cheeseburger […]Read More For Those About To Veganuary….
Happy Twixmas all, I hope it’s been a good one for you and if it hasn’t I wish you a peaceful end to the year now. I’ve had a lovely festive break both hosting at home and guesting with the parentals and am now settling in to a few solid days of leftovers and […]Read More Fight The Festive Waste!!!!