BBQ Season Part 2: Barbecue chicken

Buffalo wings

Created in Buffalo, New York these barbecue chicken wings are a staple dish in the USA and beloved by Super Bowl watchers across the nation. It’s a simple but delicious barbecue chicken recipe, blending the spicy heat of fermented chilli peppers into a rich clingy sauce which just goes so … [Read more...]

Smoked Salmon fit for a Queen!


When you are asked to taste test smoked salmon you really do have to say yes. But when you are asked to taste smoked salmon from a traditional family business based in Scotland (the home of smoked salmon) and purveyors to Her Majesty the Queen, then that has to be a hell yes! That’s the lucky … [Read more...]

Yorkshire local produce rocks!

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Yorkshire is famous for saying what it likes and liking what it says, there is a sense of pride up there which is enviable as I found out on a recent trip to York. It’s not just the Yorkshire tea, Yorkshire Blue cheese (delicious but never seen it in supermarkets down south) or the ubiquitous … [Read more...]

We all scream for ice cream

Flake 99 anyone?

The ice cream van has arrived…yes that great institution is back for the summer. At least it is down my street. Have you seen or heard one yet? That unmistakable plinky-plonky music takes you back to another world and instantly gets you excited…even as a grown up! This particular van … [Read more...]

Creative Canapes – Quick, Easy Ways to Impress!


Canapes are ideal for stylish entertaining without taking a lot of time and effort. They need to look nice, taste nice (well d'uh!) and be easy to eat. These are healthy too. So much more impressive than opening a bag of tortilla chips and a jar of salsa. These are a few of my favourites which … [Read more...]