French Bruschetta

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Sometimes the simplest ingredients make the best meals and this French Burschetta is no different. I love it because it’s so simple yet so full of flavour. Perfect for a lazy Sunday brunch or for a light lunch or dinner. And its not too heavy on the waist either. You can’t…
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Banana & Lemon Cheesecake

You know when you just crave a good cheesecake and Sainsbury’s or Waitrose just doesn’t do it for you? Today was one of those days. So I decided to make my own. There are only so many times you can buy a New York Cheesecake from a supermarket and wonder…
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Steak & Lobster

I love lobster – it’s such a special dish. Absolutely divine when done right and terrible when done wrong. So with that in mind I decided to try Steak & Lobster at the Radisson Blu Edwardian Hotel in Manchester. Bear in mind, this is a speciality restaurant that takes pride in…
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Sausage Danish

As you probably have figured out by now, I am a big fan of sausages. I love sausages and how versatile they can be for cooking. Nothing beats a few grilled pork sausages for breakfast but if you fancy taking it to the next level, these Sausage Danishes are exactly…
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The London Carriage Works

I was in Liverpool last week with work and wasn’t supposed to finish till about 3pm. Luck was on my side, my meeting finished at 12 noon and I had some time to spare before my train back. It was a Friday afternoon, I had a few hours on my…
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Round About Town

For the first time in a very long time, I had a weekend all to myself. No plans, no parties, nobody coming to visit or trips to London and I decided to make the most of it. Yes, it was cold and gloomy and it was pouring it down but…
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The Alchemist

This weekend, I met up a few friends for brunch and we decided to try The Alchemist on New York street. I love a good cocktail and rumour has it, that this is the place to go to for a cocktail that’s out of this world. I wasn’t going to…
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Almost Famous

If you live in Manchester, you already know of the institution that is Almost Famous. I call Almost Famous an institution because it intrigues me – I didn’t understand how an unadvertised small ‘room’ located up a staircase behind an unmarked door, made such amazing burgers. Almost Famous was the…
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Sausage Lasagne

I love a good lasagne but they can get boring after a while – its always the same isn’t it – sheets of lasagne layered with minced beef? So I tried something different tonight – I tried making a sausage lasagne and boy, was it good! And it tastes nothing…
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Byron Burger

A good burger is a thing of beauty, a satisfying, messy manifestation of all things wonderful and there are only a few things culinary that can be relied on to do their job as effectively. I have been craving a good burger all week – a simple no fuss proper burger, and trust me…
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