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Book: Food of Love by Prue Leith

There is a death scene in this book that made me gasp out loud, and yet it is beautiful. Having just read a war-time novel based in Germany, this one, based in England is not a natural next choice but as Prue Leith has the sequel out this month, I felt compelled. Plus the publisher […]

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Food review: NibNibs

We’ve been trying out some NibNibs snacks over the festive season. An alternative to crisps, I was fortunate to have had a selection sent over from Yorkshire, with love me to try out and review. Before I even open one of them I love that they come in boxes which makes them perfect to pass round while watching a film, […]

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Breakfast in Birmingham

Breakfast in Birmingham

Five places to go for breakfast or in the case of those places opening later, brunch. Brewsmiths For an honest to goodness breakfast, Brewsmiths is the place to go. Regulars (the JQ Royalty) know what the 1B is (sausage pattie, bacon, poached egg, toast with jam/marmalade & filter coffee or breakfast tea) or indeed the […]

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Billy the Kid – His Life in Music!

Billy the Kid – His Life in Music!

Presented by Livestock at Stan’s Café. Based on the life/myth/legend of Billy the Kid, this performance combines music and comedy. With just two actors performing a multitude of parts, accents and sexes, there is a lot to take in. The show profits from the well-known facts as we know them and twists them to comic […]

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Birmingham: Where to go for Afternoon Tea

Birmingham: Where to go for Afternoon Tea

As published on Birmingham Favourites. Brunch and afternoon tea are my favourite meals of the day; they come at a time when I’m most hungry, 11am and 3pm and arrive as a pick-a-mix of treats rather than one plateful of the same thing. With afternoon tea, the kid in me – which frankly never went […]

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Fabulous Canadian Eats

Fabulous Canadian Eats

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Canada 2013: Birthday Meal at Thomsons, Calgary

Canada 2013: Birthday Meal at Thomsons, Calgary

As if we hadn’t had more than our fair share of Calgarian hospitality, already, the lovely people at Tourism Calgary offered us restaurant suggestions on Twitter before we arrived. To my delight they tweeted us a gift card to try out a restaurant that sources local ingredients. I’m all for shopping local of course so happily […]

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It’s High Time for Tea

It’s High Time for Tea

You know I’m a big fan of Afternoon Tea and I’ve already tried out Mint Hotel (now Hilton), Hotel Du Vin and Hyatt Regency (twice for good measure). So I’m delighted to get an alert from new kid (although a mighty big kid) on the indie block, Hotel La Tour. It’s interesting that Hotel La […]

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Vancouver 2012: Good Enough to Eat

Vancouver 2012: Good Enough to Eat

“There are two things Vancouver is good at; coffee and breakfast”.                     Jessica Callaghan, Century Plaza Hotel Well that explains it then! Two of my favourite things is what makes my favourite city great! North America is not known for its great food and 6 months in […]

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Domestic Goddess in Training: month one – January

Domestic Goddess in Training: month one – January

As regular readers will know, I’m no stranger to baking having been attached to a wooden spoon before I could barely walk. However, it’s been many years though since I last worked out how many grammes to the ounce and whether I should really weight things or just rely on texture and taste (prefer the […]

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