That freshly baked smell of warm bread, straight from the oven, as it floats around you and makes your tummy rumble. Seriously, how can anyone resist? I love a freshly baked loaf. Give me one of those over a full sliced white/wholemeal loaf any day. It might not always last quite as long, but it sure tastes better whilst it’s there. That crunchy crust, fluffy and light middle…it’s making me hungry just writing this. Recently I was lucky enough to be sent some of the new products which have just launched at Polish Bakery to try. The Polish Bakery is the oldest polish bakery in the UK, and considers a good loaf of bread the heart of every culture. So much so, that they say…

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Valentines Day. I feel as though, like most things these days, celebrating this divides the nation. Why do we need one day to show the person we love how much they mean to us? Shouldn’t we be doing that everyday? Isn’t your anniversary the day which is best suited for showing your undying love? I mean, I get it. Like totally. But another excuse to get a date night in the diary – what’s not to like about that? When everyone is so busy with life, especially in London, I feel that maybe sometimes we do need a reminder to put some time aside for the ones we love. And for all the single people reading this, that doesn’t have to be romantic partners –…

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Alex is a sucker for a burger. Give him a list of choices for somewhere to go for dinner and no doubt he’ll pick the burger option if you give him one. So when we were out for drinks one Friday night recently, and I offered to get us a Five Guys on the way home, he obviously couldn’t wait to take me up on my offer – well who wouldn’t want a burger when your other half is paying for it?! So we made our way to the Five Guys in Kings Cross, detouring on our way home, and had soon ordered 2 huge burgers, a small side of spicy fries to share (the amount of food just gets silly otherwise) and 2 refillable…

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Some of you might remember when I created my list of 100 dreams, although it has been a while. One thing which was on my list was learning how to cook Caribbean food – something I should have done ages ago, especially as my boyfriend is half from Barbados, but I never got round to it. I decided it was about time I finally taught myself, so that I could surprise my boyfriend and our housemate with some tasty Caribbean cuisine. So on Friday my new cookbook arrived, Levi Roots’ Reggae Reggae Cookbook (apparently the Caribbean food Made Easy book is fab too), and I sat down on Saturday morning pondering over what I should make. A lot of the dishes do need extra preparation time,…

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By the time it gets to Friday, you’re ready for a treat right? A couple of Friday’s ago, I decided that it’d been a long week, I’d been at client meetings, catching up at work after my holiday and I’d had a migraine to battle with too, so decided that I deserved a nice lunchtime treat. Out I popped, by myself, to find a nice little quiet spot to shut off from work and enjoy just a little self indulgence, and peace and quiet. I literally got just round the corner before setting my heart on Peyton and Byrne. A couple of my colleagues are pretty much regulars, and are always on about how good the quiche and salad is, so I decided that it…

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