As part of my Saturday batch cooking I made these individual fish pies. They are relatively quick to make and don’t take too much effort. The recipe came from one of my favourite cook books. Before you ask, no its not written by a michelin starred chef or famous person,…

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Tonight we braved the rain and cold to go down to Chocolate Alchemy in Loughborough. They were celebrating their 3rd birthday today – quite an achievement for an independent business in this current climate. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! A lovely shop in the Churchgate Mews area of Loughborough, Chocolate Alchemy is an…

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As you will know if you read my blog frequently, I recently moved house. Now that the wedding, honeymoon etc.. are well past, I’ve turned my attention to making my favourite room in the house look good. No matter how small your kitchen is, there is always some way to…

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Dinner at my dads.. Perfect – no cooking, no washing up and a cuddle with the Bernard (more of which later).. Dad’s known for his love of curry in our family and he’s also known for his two specialities lamb curry and Bombay potatoes..  So, when we arrived earlier in…

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We were out with friends in Nottingham this weekend to taste what we were promised were THE BEST burgers in Nottingham. Turns out my friends were VERY right! Head over to The Navigation pub on Wilford Street and don’t be put off by the unassuming pub frontage and hairy rockers…

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This weekend we went for dinner with Dave’s parents at Chutney Ivy in Leicester –  groupon vouchers clutched tight, we ran in the wind and the rain from the car to the restaurant.. stylish, understated and lit up against the dark, cold night. Its a few years since I’ve been…

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