Football. Over 9 months of matches from Saturday to Monday, and for those of us lucky enough, Tuesday’s to Thursdays too – don’t you just love it when it’s football season? Last season I paid literally no attention. Well when your other half’s team isn’t doing so well, it’s not the best experience – mood swings and shouting at TV as though the team can hear is pretty much guaranteed. But this season I promised I’d make more effort again. And there’s one thing which will always get me to watch a game – pub food. The Horatia quickly became a favourite if we were in the area (Alex’s mum lives in Highbury), with it’s friendly service, reasonable prices, and comfy setup. The interior is…

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Mmmm mac’n’cheese. I love a good pasta dish, especially when the weather is cold, it’s one of the best comfort foods right? A hot bowl of saucy carbs. But mac’n’cheese is in a league of its own. Creamy, cheesy pasta, which oozes and stretches as you pull out your fork with just enough to make a mouthful. The crunchy golden top, with breadcrumbs and even more cheese, perhaps one of my favourite parts, giving the top layer a nice crunch. Alex’s mum makes the most insane mac’n’cheese. Since living with Alex, she’s actually delivered us some of her signature dish a couple of times, but I knew that with Alex now away from home, I needed to try and make my own version  – well…

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Breakfast in bed is undeniably one of the best things. Even when you like cooking, like I do, there’s something about having brunch or breakfast brought to you, whilst you’re still all cosy under the duvet. Ok, I do get out of bed to shower so I feel better about myself before jumping back into bed ready to indulge, but that’s not the point – I like to feel good about myself, even if I’m in bed all morning. Surely I can’t be the only one. Well what if you both didn’t have to get out of bed, except to answer the front door? Ok, so it’s not exactly brought to you whilst in bed but almost… Collecting our brown paper bag from the delivery…

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Ok, so I don’t mean naked as in no clothes. I know there’s a restaurant like that in London, but to be honest, I’d rather not have my post-burger tummy out for all to see. Gourmet Burger Kitchen calls their bunless option, going naked. Well thought out right? (I actually laugh at quite a lot of their advertising and marketing slogans!) Last week, on the way back from an event, and in search of somewhere for a reasonably priced meal, Alex and I stopped by a GBK. We do love a GBK, and we probably end up there every once in a while, due to the options, price and reward scheme (if you download their app you earn stamps every time you go, with rewards…

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Alex is a meat lover. He’s not a huge fan of veggies, so every meal has to have meat – the more, the better. Ribs. Steak. Pork. Duck. It’s all on his list. As long as it’s tender, juicy and flavoursome it hits the spot. And Meatopia was full of it. We went along on the Saturday late afternoon, collected some meat bucks from one of the Meatopia team with a balloon, a pint of Frontier (really hop-py, it was quite light and really refreshing. I don’t normally like beer, yet this was pretty tasty) and wandered around taking in all of the meaty wonders. There were so many tasty looking options, which made choosing between dishes so hard.. We had to get a Bleeker Burger,…

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