Q’s Chicken Katsu

April 15, 2018

One day about two years ago, Q woke up with the ambition to master a homemade chicken Katsu. It’s one of his favourite dishes and now that he’s nailed it, we get to enjoy them at home!

This is a meal that can be cooked in around 20 minutes. It’s speedy and absolutely delicious!

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What I Got up to in Scotland For Easter

April 8, 2018

My dad is Irish. My mum is Welsh. I live in England. But you’d be forgiven for thinking that I had some Scottish blood for all that I go on about it, how much I love it and over the past two years, how much I have visited.

Thing is it’s got all the things that I love the most: hearty food, dramatic landscapes, ancient architecture and a sense of adventure. I also have family who live not too far from Trossachs National Park so Bank Holidays are a great excuse to drive up and visit them. From Milton Keynes it takes 6 hours in the car: sure it’s a long drive but manageable. We spent three wonderful days this time.

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My First Taste of Spring at The Swan, Salford

April 3, 2018

“But what if you don’t like the food? What do you do?!”

It’s a question I’m often asked by friends, family and strangers. And it’s a valid one. I’m being invited to experience a menu and to share the experience with anyone who finds their way to my corner of the internet. So if the food is awful it’s a bit of a predicament, right?

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Discovering Warwick with Peach Pubs, Part 2

March 18, 2018

We arrived to find The Rose & Crown conveniently perched right on the market square. Entering the pub there was a busy atmosphere of locals and visitors alike relaxing away their Saturday with a few drinks and nibbles. I spotted nibbles for furry friends before realising there were numerous dogs dotted about the place, much to Q’s delight!

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Discovering Warwick With Peach Pubs, Part 1

March 12, 2018

As we strolled past Warwick Castle and stopped to poke our heads through the iron gates and peer up at the flags above the turrets, I turned to Q and said: “Did you come here with your school when you were little?” to which he answered “Of course”.

And of course the answer was of course; who didn’t come here as a kid?! It didn’t take long to realise that whilst yes, we had both been to Warwick but at the same time we hadn’t really been here. We both had no recollection of what the town looked like and I spent the first half of our stay convinced that I came here on a night out many years ago, only to realise it was in fact Windsor that I had been.

Basically, I’m calling this my first time in Warwick. My first real time in Warwick.

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