Miso and Ginger Mackerel

I have mentioned before that I lived in Japan. One of the first recipes my Japanese mother taught me was this. I enjoyed it so much I think I had it every week for 6 months. It was very different from the food I was used to when I went to Japan and it is something…

Schnitzel

The one thing I really wanted to try when I was in Vienna over Christmas was the Viennese schnitzel. I saw it on a couple of travel programmes before I went. When I did try it I thought it was good but definitely slightly dry and dare I say it a bit bland. I served…

Soda Bread

An Irish friend from work gave me this recipe a while ago and I always make it when I have friends staying over or when I fancy something a little special for breakfast at the weekend. I usually top it with cream cheese and slices of tomato but it’s also really tasty with cream cheese…

Berlin in December

Ever since my uncle returned from Berlin in the early 90’s with a piece of the wall, I’ve been curious about Germany and wanted to visit. I chose German in secondary school to ensure I could speak the language when I did eventually make the trip. A friend moved to Berlin a few months ago…

Two Cats Kitchen, Birmingham

I love surprises and this Friday date night might have been the best ever. I had heard about Two Cats Kitchen from The Good Food Guide but don’t know anyone who has been. When I was told where we were going I was quite excited. When you walk in it doesn’t look like it’s going to…

Butternut Soup with Pumpkin Seed Popcorn

Here is a simple and quick recipe for a soup. I needed to use some left over vegetables that I didn’t use for my Sunday dinner. I also had some left over cooked chicken. You could make this recipe with or without the chicken. It would be just as filling. butternut soup with pumpkin seed…

American Pancakes

When you can’t decide which flavour you want, have both. It’s been a while since I’ve had pancakes for breakfast so a cold and lazy Sunday morning is a perfect time to treat myself. My favourite flavour is banana, crispy bacon and maple syrup. I can eat a never-ending pile of these. I also tried…

Tailors of Warwick, Warwick

Another perfect opportunity arose this weekend to tick another venue off from The Good Food Guide. I don’t live far from Warwick, I’ve been a few times during the day to wander around but haven’t really tried any of the food establishments. There’s a first for everything and this was it. As you might have…

Le Champignon Sauvage, Cheltenham

With two Michelin stars I had high standards and was very excited. I wasn’t disapointed at all. I think this might have some of the nicest staff and most relaxed environment I’ve been to. The dinning room is very simple and neutral with an eclectic, calming selection of art. The space is small and has an…

Yuk Sung

Yuk Sung It’s a great starter when you have a Chinese take away but it’s even better as a main course. It’s light, filling, fast to make and carb free so great if you’re on a calorie controlled diet or just looking for something different. You’ll have this made in 15 minutes and it serves…

Kibou, Cheltenham

Walking along Regent Street it would be easy to miss this basement restaurant but keep your eyes peeled as it would be a shame to miss out. I’m a bit of a Japanese food snob after I lived there. I’ve struggled but found only a few genuinely authentic eateries at a reasonable price to satisfy…