Foodie travels – Alabama and New Orleans part 2

Where to eat: New Orleans is foodie heaven. Certainly not very healthy with lots of deep frying and gigantic portions, but bursting with must-try traditional dishes. Our biggest struggle was not having enough time to visit all the restaurants we wanted to try! Our favourites: Acme oyster house Surrey’s – interesting brunch options and delicious […]

Foodie travels – Alabama and New Orleans part 1

I feel incredibly lucky that I was able to get away on holiday in early March before any type of lock down for the Covid-19 pandemic kicked in. I booked a trip to Alabama and New Orleans with my fella what felt a long time ago, and it was definitely our most organised holiday to […]

Are you getting enough vitamin D?

Everyone in the UK is currently going through an unprecedented time of lock down due to the coronavirus pandemic, which requires us to stay at home and only go out when necessary and for one exercise bout per day. Normally, as we hit April and the sun starts to shine more – sometimes even in […]

Tackling the spice cupboard

When the lovely people from Honey and Co visited the Scottish Borders for a cookery demo, they said how important it was to use fresh spices and that it was always a good time to clear out the spice cupboard. I’ve been meaning to take stock of what’s in mine ever since, and moving flats […]

Foodie travels – Bordeaux and the Basque Country

Our late summer holiday this year was a little tour of the south of France. Although our main stays were Biarritz and Bordeaux, we visited Arcachon, St Jean de Luz and San Sebastian in the week that we were away. After flying into Bordeaux, Arcachon was a flying visit for lunch on the beach for […]

Love your leftovers – creamy chicken and leek

I’ve been a fan of this dish for goodness knows how long. My mum always used to make it with leftover roast chicken and I’ve seen Mary Berry do something similar too. Creamy chicken with fluffy basmati rice (with no cream). The best kind of meal for a cold February Monday night. Serves 2. Ingredients: […]

Continuing the Sicilian foodie adventure…Six by Nico

I’m sure a lot of you will have heard of Six by Nico by now. The restaurant concept was started by Nico Simeone in Glasgow, and has now been fully embraced by the Edinburgh crowds nestled into Hanover Street. As the name suggests, diners are served 6 courses for a set price. Nothing out of […]


I’m getting a bit tired of salads for lunch now, so I’m reaching for something a little bit warmer. Soup, of course, is a good option, and I’ll be making my favourite courgette soup a lot in the next few months I’m sure. But I also wanted a little bit of spice, so today is […]

A Sicilian foodie adventure

I’ve checked Sicily off the list now. It’s been somewhere I’ve wanted visit for a long time, mostly after reading the Inspector Montalbano books by Andrea Camilleri. I can’t deny that most of the time my reason for wanting to visit a country or city is for the food, and Montalbano is just as interested […]

At home with Honey and Co

Honey and Co. are the loveliest couple and they are currently on a wee tour of Britain to promote their latest book “at home”. I was lucky enough to catch them at Mainstreet Trading Company in St Boswells, where they hold lots of events and have the most wonderful book shop and cafe. This husband […]