Friday, 25 November 2011

November nibbles

This month I've been trying to save money and cut back on eating out but I still managed to take the time (and expense!) to visit these places:

Vinopolis for a glass or 6 of wine and some food to soak it up

The Three Horse Shoes (St Albans) for a classic Sunday roast

Sketch for one cocktail which quickly turned into 5

The Gallery at The Westbury for a launch party

Dean Street Townhouse for lunch with two of my favourite bloggers

Boulevard Brasserie to eat mussels and gossip

Scoop Gelato for a quick after dinner fix

Cox and Cookies for a couple of boobs

Wahaca for a little taste of mexico

Winter Wonderland to enjoy a Bratwurst

So expect some reviews up soon! The worrying thing is, I thought i'd hardly eaten out at all this month - shocking isn't it...

My Kitchen Mess

Here's a quick picture just to show how incredibly messy I am when I bake. Note the complete chaos and mess which is my kitchen!

Thursday, 3 November 2011

The Baking Bug

I've really got the baking bug at the moment and have pulled together a list of must make cakes etc.

Top of the list is a nice Lancashire Parkin cake which always reminds me of Bonfire night, when my mum would knock up a batch.

Then i'm going to try making a lemon tart (inspired by Mary Berry), a Sacher Torte (again inspired by the Great British Bake Off) and i've recently found an amazing recipe for cinnamon tear and share bread. 

So expect some baking updates over the next few weeks along with my usual restaurant ones!

All i need now is to invest in a Kitchen Aid mixer or Kenwood to help make my baking easier. It's almost Father Christmas, if you are listening...I've been a good girl!