A few weeks back, I spent a leisurely Sunday afternoon with friends, eating my way through an Indian style afternoon tea. We were at Harts Bakery hidden in the arches beneath Temple Meads station but it wasn’t Harts doing the cooking, it was Vela – a new pop up created…

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Back at the start of September, I went to Abergavenny Food Festival with my friend Karis (But First We Eat). We had a great time wandering the streets and exploring all the different parts of the festival across the town. One of my favourite parts of the day was the…

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The Yarra Valley wine region is a stunningly beautiful area just outside of Melbourne, Victoria in Australia. It’s not one I’d really heard of before and it’s relatively new on the Aussie ‘wine’ front. 40 years ago there was just a hand full of vineyards in the area. Now, there…

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I want to talk about food wastage. The figures on how much food we waste here in the UK are quite frankly disgusting. An article published by the Guardian in January quoted $13 billion worth of food is binned here each year and of that, an estimated 4.4million tonnes of it was avoidable…

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You’ll find hawker centres all over Malaysia, some of them well organised – undercover with seating, toilets and bins. Some of them less so,  a collection of stalls at one end of a busy road. In Penang, New Lane hawker centre is well known. It appears on most tourist websites…

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In a month of major stress – moving between dog sits, starting a new job and generally feeling a bit fed up, an overnight stay at Thyme was a welcome relief. Located somewhere north of Swindon and west of Oxford, Thyme is in the tiny village of Southrop (and only a…

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This is a super quick green sauce which pairs with most midweek meal staples – pasta, roasted veg, salmon or chicken. Here it is with gnocchi (pre-prepared cheat from Waitrose) and some king prawns I had in the freezer. I used the VonShef mini chopper which is now permanently out…

A super quick green sauce which pairs with most midweek meal staples – pasta, roasted veg, salmon or chicken. Here it is with gnocchi (pre-prepared cheat from Waitrose) and some king prawns I had in the freezer.

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