Tartiflette. The filthy, cheesy hussy, I just can’t get enough of

tartiflette

I have always been amazed at how so many different cheeses can be produced from just some cow juice. Red Leicester, Stilton, Brie, spanish manchego, taleggio or even the controversial mimolette. Cheese; I just don't know what I'd do without you. I was pottering around the continental market that was in the city last week […] Read More

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Strawberry daiquiri semifreddo cheesecake

strawberry daiquiri cheesecake

Like most of the population this week, I have been trying desperately to avoid the heat and try to not get agitated by everyone and every thing. I don't know why I look forward to the summer really because, I really can't handle the heat. I go all pathetic as I sit in my underwear, […] Read More

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Cheese and potato puff parcels

puff pastry parcles with cheese and potato

I'm feeling a bit podgy as of late, my belly seems to be growing by the day; helped only by my love of nice food. I used to think I was untouchable and that my heroic metabolism would be the last bastion between my mouth and the lard that now, unfortunately sits around my waist. […] Read More

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Spicy chicken gochujang kebabs

spicy chicken kebabs

Since a plucky cave dweller decided to rub some sticks together a good many years ago, man has been cooking meat over flame ever since. The carnal allure of flinging hunks of flesh over fire always seems to get you salivating, the thought however is normally more romantic than the reality. I have been to […] Read More

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Grange farm, Oadby

grange farm

You have to go pretty far these days to find a terrible meal but, equally you have to go even further to find an exceptional one. The middle ground is a happy place where a lot of half decent restaurants sit and proud of it they should be. The middle ground means decent, tasty face […] Read More

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Piggy belly pot pies

swineherd pie

Since modern man first became able to light a fire we have been slinging freshly speared carcasses of various animals over a flame and roasting them for varying degrees of time, and as time has gone on we have invariably perfected the art of taking a floppy piece of wet flesh and turning it into […] Read More

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One pan wonder #8 Fennel sausages with lemon potatoes

fennel sausages with lemon potatoes

In typical British style the weather has been mucking about lately, one minute its blazing hot sunshine, next its wetter than an otters pocket meaning I have had to switch the type of coat I wear almost daily, ah first world problems hey? Not 3 days ago I found myself dashing through the city centre […] Read More

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Crafty burger sets up shop in St Martins

Crafty beef burger

Quite often a city centre is worsened by its embellishments, with its gleaning shiny doors of high-rise shopping centres and expensive art installations. A place that's supposed to bring a community together suddenly becomes a hubris looking facade, designed to be a homogenized centre of hellish consumerism, and Leicester is no exception. Don't get me […] Read More

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Vintage teas review plus a Competition!

vintageteas

Firstly, sorry it's been a bit quiet on the blogging front the past week or so. I've had my best friend stop over and I got distracted a little by the mayhem and the childish, boisterous, immature behaviour that us men seem to partake in when we get together. He's gone now so back to […] Read More

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Creme egg cheesecake

creme egg cheesecake

I remember the glory days of Cadbury, when freddos were 10p, a curly wurly was so massive you could rescue Rapunzel with it and of course creme eggs were a 3rd larger than they are now. I was quite sad when Kraft took them over, as to me Cadbury were the last bastions of great […] Read More

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