Happy Chinese New Year - 2016 the Year of the Monkey! I love creating Chinese inspired recipes and this one is no different. It actually came about by accident when I only had one salmon fillet and wanted to make it stretch into a noodle dish to use some stir fry veg, mushrooms, coriander and spring onions. To make the salmon work for two meals, I used a large potato to make some delicious Chinese style salmon rostis to go with vegetable noodles. Can you believe one salmon fillet yielded four rostis? A recipe I'll make again and again for sure.
Monday, 8 February 2016
Saturday, 6 February 2016
There are just so many good foodie things happening this week. Pancake Day, Chinese New Year and Valentine's Day, which of course is an excuse to eat fancy food to make cocktails with the girls. Win win! Today's post is all about Pancake Day, which of course is an excuse to eat pancakes for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Not just any old pancakes though, this recipe calls for indulgent chocolate pancakes with a hefty drizzle of salted caramel sauce. Giving up chocolate for lent? This is the recipe for you!
Friday, 5 February 2016
Colwick Hall Hotel is a Nottinghamshire hotel and events venue which dates back to the 11th Century. Inherited by the family of Lord Byron in the 1300s and 1400s, Colwick Hall has plenty of history and character to share. In the last 50 years it has undergone a massive restoration which has seen the beautiful features come back to life, to be enjoyed as a wedding venue, brasserie restaurant and a place for relaxed getaways. Being right next to the Nottingham racecourse, it would be perfect stopover for racing events too. My mum and I went along to experience their latest menu, as well as stay in one of their old but charming guest rooms.
Wednesday, 3 February 2016
A Champagne cocktail especially for February 14th! Whether you're spending it with your girl gang or with that special person in your life, this strawberry and lime bellini cocktail is fruity, fizzy, refreshing and super easy to rustle up! I've collaborated with Central England Co-op with this loved up Valentine's cocktail recipe, featuring their award winning Les Pionniers Champagne which retails at £24.99. Strawberry, lime and fizz? I don't know about you but I'm in love!