I’ve had a fair share of Italian’s in my time but was more than pleasantly surprised by the suggestion of Salvi’s Cucina on John Dalton Street the other day. I genuinely felt like we had just stepped off the streets of Manchester and been transported to a secret little eaterie in Naples. Continue reading
I’d read a lot of articles this week about Aldi selling Wagyu beef, the most expensive steak in the world, I’m lead to believe, for the bargain price of £7.29! I only live 2 minutes away from an Aldi, and knowing that I would never be able to afford a Wagyu beef steak in a restaurant (£90 for the same size steak in upmarket places), I decided to have a go at cooking some myself. Continue reading
Last Thursday evening I went to Didsbury. I haven’t been to Didsbury for quite a few years and whilst it’s always been a hub for bars and pubs that I frequented in my student days, I always felt it was missing a really good cocktail bar.
Enter Chalk Bar & Grill – recently refurbished and now being run by MAD Ltd, the team behind several other Manchester drinking establishments such as Rosylee, Tusk, Walrus, The Fitzgerald and Hula.
We were lucky enough to be invited along to their re-launch party so sampled some delicious cocktails, nibbles and delightful surroundings. Continue reading
Last week I had the pleasure of being invited along to Beef and Pudding‘s 2nd Birthday Brunch Bash in Manchester city centre. I’d always wanted to try Beef and Pudding since it’s launch as I used to work very close by, but had never got round to it. So when they got in touch to say they were having a Birthday brunch and celebrating the launch of their Bloody Mary buffet, it seemed like the perfect time to finally get acquainted. Continue reading
I’ve never really considered myself to have much of a sweet tooth. I’m ALL about the pizza as you probably already know. So when my tastebuds are hankering a little dessert, I make sure it’s done right – and these chocolate and banana muffins really hit the sweet spot. Continue reading
I’m always on the look out for things to do in and around Manchester that doesn’t necessarily involve food and drink. And it’s always nice to get out of the city from time to time and experience a bit of green grass and fresh air.
I’m a big fan of sushi – so when I heard on the Chorlton grapevine that a new Japenese Sushi Bar had opened just up the road, I was over there before you could say sashimi. Unfortunately on my 1st visit, I forgot my camera. But my 2nd visit was very well documented Continue reading
Please forgive the lack of posting over the last month, I’m afraid I was a bit busy over Christmas as I moved house the first weekend in January! I trust you all had a lovely break and you are enjoying 2016 so far.
Now that I’m pretty much settled into my new home, I promise to bring you a lot more recipes and recommendations – hopefully you’ll enjoy them as much as I like making them!
To begin with I thought I’d share a easy-peasy recipe I tried out at the weekend. I saw a similar dish pop-up on my facebook feed, so I’ve had a go myself and made a couple of alterations. Continue reading