Supper Club a la Mexicana

So, after many, many weeks of planning and preparations, the big night finally came on Saturday past. My first supper club (I did start out calling it a bistro night, but was warned off by the competition! A story for another time perhaps). I held it at The Whistle Stop Cafe in Whitehead, which is … Continue reading Supper Club a la Mexicana

London Calling…. and Thailand….. and Greece….

So how did you spend the hottest weekend of the year so far? I spent mine in two different London cookery schools learning to cook Thai and Greek. This was my 'big' birthday present. Two classes, flights, hotel and all the trimmings. Finding an available weekend to book a trip away is pretty tricky in … Continue reading London Calling…. and Thailand….. and Greece….

Mexican Night Preparations Part 2

So a couple of weeks ago I promised to come back and share more of the recipes that will feature in my first pop-up restaurant night later this month. It's less than two week away now and in the meantime, I have a trip to London this weekend to attend Jamie Oliver's Cookery School for … Continue reading Mexican Night Preparations Part 2

A Week of Feasting, Celebrations and New Toys

I didn't have much cooking to do at all this week, which was actually quite nice. I ate out. A lot. So I'll definitely need to do two diet days and not one in the week ahead. I've been on the 5:2 diet for a couple of years now to help me keep my weight … Continue reading A Week of Feasting, Celebrations and New Toys

Mexican Night Preparations Part 1

A couple of weeks ago I posted about a slow-cook chilli beef and a mojito inspired cheesecake I'd made and I hinted that the cheesecake in particular needed some tweaks and refinement. So, this weekend, as a practice run for my Mexican bistro night in June (which is now fully booked no less!), I made … Continue reading Mexican Night Preparations Part 1

Speedy Spicy Supper No.2

I've just returned from a lovely overnight stay at the Slieve Donard Hotel in Newcastle Co. Down. It was really lovely - relaxing and indulgent and with some really nice food thrown in. I had no camera with me and my phone is tragically bad for photos, so I have no pics of the yummy … Continue reading Speedy Spicy Supper No.2

Slow-Cook Weekend – Real Chilli Beef and Mojito-inspired Cheesecake

A local cafe has decided to take a punt and allow me to run my very first 'bistro' night there in a few weeks. Big thank you to Tracy at the Whistlestop Cafe in Whitehead and to my neighbour Maeve who is partnering with me in this venture! Ever since Tracy agreed, I've been mulling … Continue reading Slow-Cook Weekend – Real Chilli Beef and Mojito-inspired Cheesecake

A Feast for Friends

Follow my blog with Bloglovin A while ago I had a short trip to Macedonia with work. Not the ancient Macedonia in Greece, but the neighbouring Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. Not a place I ever expected or indeed desired to visit, but it was a very enjoyable trip and I learned a little about … Continue reading A Feast for Friends

One for my Baby…

I have been utterly dire at blogging so far. Having set up the site almost a year ago and filled with good intentions, I discovered that I am very interested in cooking, baking and experimenting with food, but I am completely uninterested in and consequently rubbish at, taking pictures of it. A food blog doesn't … Continue reading One for my Baby…