Friday, 9 June 2017

Recipe: Cider Cupcakes with Toffee Frosting

Cider cupcakes with Toffee Frosting

I think most of you know by now that I am a massive foodie. Give me a foodie event to go to and I’ll be there, camera (and Chris’ cash!) in hand. So when Expedia contacted me to tell me about their Food Map that they have created and whether I wanted to create a recipe to coincide with a foodie event going on I said “Absolutely, yes please!”.

June is hosting some great food events around the UK (make sure to check out the map to find events near you!), but this post is paying homage to Sausage & Cider Festival taking place in Northampton on the 24th & 25th June.

Monday, 29 May 2017

New Turtle Bay Menu

Turtle Bay Solihull

I'm not normally a fan of chain restaurants but there is something about Turtle Bay that doesn't make it feel like a chain, even though it is. It's the one place I consistently go back to, that I suggest to people looking for somewhere to meet friends or go on a date, and that I often meet my girl friends at for a few cocktails and a good catch up.

From the moment you step in the door you are transported to island life, it has a very reggae reggae vibe. The music, the lighting and the friendly service are all great, no matter which Turtle Bay you go to, and the food is always tasty.

So I normally always have the same thing when I go to Turtle Bay. I always have the Trinidad Chicken Curry One Pot and it's always amazing. The one time I didn't get it and someone else in my party did, I had major food envy. So when I was emailed to  come and try out their new menu items at their Solihull branch I was a little apprehensive, I mean because I wouldn't be able to have my beloved chicken curry!

Sunday, 23 April 2017

Recipe: Lemon Drizzle Loaf Cake

Lemon Drizzle Cake

I don't think many people outside of the blogging world realise that it's not a solo journey. What I mean by that is that there is a wonderful community of us bloggers behind the scenes of it all, we have group chats and discuss tips and techniques, ask each other questions, or for advice. We chat about blogging, but also about general life and whilst I have not met all of them in person, I do feel a bond with them.

Last month it was devastating to hear that one of my food blogger connections had lost her battle with cancer. Isabella (or known to the internet as Coriander Queen) was a fabulous part of our Food Blogger group and I know I am not alone in saying that I will miss her dearly. Whilst I did not know her personally, I had spoken to her on several occasions through social media, and she was always the first to help with any queries or questions I had.