We’ve been trying out a number of savoury crepe recipes recently, trying to perfect the batter and of course master that filling ratio. With December being the time for ALL the festive food, I decided to put a seasonal spin on our breakfast. Savoury crepes are best cheesy right? So Brie was a must. And what’s brie without Cranberry in December – the ultimate combo. All piled inside a spiced crepe, served with more cranberry sauce and sprinkled with icing sugar to give it that Christmas ‘snowy’ look, they sure went down a treat on Alex’s day off – a delicious mix of fruit, cheese and spices. They’d be great for any guests who stay over this Christmas, or even breakfast on Boxing Day! Recipe…

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Christmas is the time for feasting. Literally, all the best food comes along at Christmas. That might be because we’re all out celebrating and dining on street food at Christmas markets, or because we’re whipping up dinners and canapes/party food at home for those get-togethers with family and friends over the festive season. This year, I feel like the supermarkets have all upped their game with quirky festive flavours, easy-to-prepare party food and themed/hidden centre desserts. They all have their best bits. Last week, I was lucky enough to be invited to taste test some of the M&S Christmas range. The dream right? I actually got to tour the West Hampstead store with the team introducing me to the highlights and their favourite bits –…

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I admit it. I am one of those people who doesn’t eat anywhere near enough fish. I love tuna, and we’ll often have salmon or cod, but not nearly enough to hit the twice a week guideline. If I’m getting creative in the kitchen, it tends to be meat dishes or veggie when Alex is out…but Alex does like fish so I literally have no excuses, except inspiration. I also LOVE shellfish but hardly cook it…until now. This week, I was invited along to Young’s Seafood new Shellfish range launch – a masterclass with chef Serge to learn how to cook some fab, quick and simple yet delicious shellfish recipes, and not just a red thai curry or cheat’s risotto -cross-paella dish.  A little late…

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Is it me or are fancy hotel restaurants becoming more and more popular? Berner’s Tavern, Sanderson, The Hoxton, Plum & Spilt Milk and The Ned. You see where I’m coming from? I was recently one of the lucky individuals who was invited along to try the menu at The Lampery, the latest in the hotel restaurant space, and it was one lovely evening. A short walk from Fenchurch Street station, The Lampery can be found on Seething Lane which is pretty quiet – it’s almost like you’re walking into a hidden secret! The interior, set across two floors, is contemporary and minimalist with a touch of elegance. With turquoise and peacock blues running throughout, taupe, different woods and low hanging filament lamps, it sure has…

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I will admit it. I fall in line with the British stereotype. I LOVE a good pie. There’s just something about a warm, comforting pie, that buttery pastry and plenty of steaming hot filling, served with creamy mashed potato and seasonal vegetables. Especially when it’s chilly out. Come on, surely you can’t say you’ve never felt like a pie when it’s a cold day? I was lucky enough to receive some pies recently from Pukka Pies to try, and having not had a pie in all too long, I couldn’t wait to tuck in. Pukka Pies has recently launched a “posher” pies range, featuring Chicken, Leek and Pancetta, and Steak and Porter Ale. I got to try the Chicken, Leek and Pancetta, and I can…

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