Soba Beef Stir Fry

After a gym session you’ve got to make sure you have a quick to prepare and make dinner. This stir fry took 10 minutes from start to finish. soba beef stir fry 2 frying steaks 1/2 a red and green pepper 1 onion 1 carrot thumb size piece of ginger 1 garlic clove 100ml soy…

First Positive So Far

As a food teacher I really need to stay on top of all of the changes and developments to ensure my students have up to date knowledge. Today I’ve been to University College Birmingham to learn about scientific food experiments and how to prepare fish and chicken so I can show the students ready for…

Needham House Hotel, Stevenage

Everyone loves a bargain and the January is the perfect time to make the most of the offers available for a sneaky night away. We found an offer for a Saturday night and couldn’t resist. Needham House is not far from the A1 (M), close to Hitchin so it’s easy to get to. It would…

Teriyaki Salmon

Another favourite meal while I was in Japan was teriyaki salmon. You can literally have any meat, fish or vegetables with this teriyaki sauce. Not only does it have add an amazing flavour to meat or fish but makes rice a bit more interesting if you’re not a huge fan. There’s just 3 ingredients and…

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…

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…

Facil, Berlin

One of our Christmas treats while we were away for Christmas was to visit Facil. This amazing 2 Starred Michelin restaurant was a short walk from the Holocaust Memorial. On the fifth floor of the Mandala Hotel, you know it’s special when the doors open as you approach the restaurant, yes I’m easily pleased. The…

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…

Swiss Fondue

I did a ski season a few years ago and I got totally addicted to fondue, raclette and tartiflette. Yes, I love cheese and cheese in any form. A lot of people think fondue is very retro but it’s so tasty and it shouldn’t be snubbed. It’s amazing on a cold evening which reminds me…

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…