Friday, 28 October 2016

marseille: my little foodie city guide.

Marseille; a beautiful mix of traditional ports, sandy beaches, rich history and colourful city life. Last month I took my first solo trip to Marseille for five nights of exploring, reading, eating and basking in the glorious French sun. 

I've never been outside of the UK alone before, and thought a city like Marseille would be the perfect start. Not too far away from home, with varied landscapes and things to do, all within easy reach of their trains and Metro system. You may know by now about my love of macarons and seafood, with my A level French helping a little way towards not feeling totally alone. Here's a little foodie city guide of Marseille, with a few solo travel trip and tricks along the way. 

Friday, 21 October 2016

autumn potato salad.

I love Autumn. Warm colours, russet tones and those sunny but crisp, chilly mornings. Today I'm embracing the season with both hands (knife and fork in tow) with this Autumn potato salad recipe. Showcasing Albert Bartlett's Apache potato, the reddish, orange skin lends itself to the October colour palette. Not only do they look like chestnuts, the taste is rich like them too. A buttery and slightly sweet potato with a waxy texture. I loved simply roasting these up with vibrant carrots, red peppers, tomatoes and smoky chunks of chorizo before sprinkling with fresh flat leaf parsley. A really homely and welcoming dish, which is easy to rustle up.

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

hamburger gourmet: a recipe book review.

Hamburger Gourmet is a droolworthy recipe book which features a whole host of, you guessed it, burgers. There are 58 recipes to be exact, from David Japy, Elodie Rambaud, Victor Garnier, the brains behind Blend hamburger restaurant in Paris. I was bought this awesome book by my boyfriend, and so we decided to have a Sunday afternoon dedicated to trying a few of the recipes out. From classic cheeseburgers right through to beef with aubergine and goat's cheese and spicy chicken with beetroot, there is so much to get your tastebuds tingling. 

Monday, 17 October 2016

halloween witch cupcakes.

How awesome are these Halloween witch cupcakes? Created by my lovely friend Beni, she's not only a babe but an incredible baker. Head to her Instagram for some brilliant baking inspiration, healthy recipes and of course the odd selfie. (I tried her banana bread and I can confirm it was delicious!) When I saw these cupcakes on her feed I knew I had to ask her to kindly write up a guest recipe for me. So, over to Beni for her spoOoOoOoOoky recipe...

I have a recipe for a witchy doo, 

Where they dine on yummy treats just like you, 

First, you add 3 puppy dogs tails and a bucket of slimy snails ...wait. I'm only joking... this is actually a spookily sweet cupcake recipe perfect for any Halloween party!