The Burger Shack at The Loft, Wimbledon

I visited a fabulous new restaurant at the roof terrace bar The Loft in Wimbledon. The Burger Shack is, not so surprisingly, all about the burgers and here is my At A Glance review. The Loft is a cosy, modern and friendly bar with a bright and colourful roof terrace and Burger Shack restaurant in…

Celebrating Oktoberfest with a Beer Cocktail

Oktoberfest is starting a littler earlier this year (September 17 – October 3) and it is the perfect time to try new beers and really enjoy the huge amount of beers available. As a cocktail obsessive I love that beer can also be used in a cocktail. I know it sounds weird but it’s true!…

Paul Bakery Picnic – At A Glance

Spending the August bank holiday weekend in the sunshine is always a dream and weather permitting it might happen this year! Paul Bakery have bought out a picnic which you can pick up in store when you want it which is perfect for grabbing when the sudden moment the sun pops out and a picnic…

Carluccio’s Picnic – At A Glance

Carluccio’s have launched their own picnic bags this summer and I spent the afternoon in the sunshine trying out all the dishes the picnic had to offer. A beautiful range of dishes and large portions for £45 Says it’s a picnic for 2 but easily can cover 4 mediumly hungry adults thanks to generous portions…

Organic Wine Club – Summer Wines

I am usually a big fan of spirits especially cocktails but this summer has been the time I have discovered wine and with the Organic Wine Club I’ve been sampling some beautiful Britsh wines – yes – beautiful British wines! We have done so well with Olympics and with the beautiful wines available I think…

BBQ Chicken Marinade Recipe with Heinz

The sun is shining and there isn’t a cloud in the sky. So it must definitely be time for a BBQ. I’ve been working with Heinz to create some delicious marinade perfect for using on kebabs and sausages. Using the Heinz barbecue sauce I added a few extra flavours to get the best out of…

The Ivy Café Wimbledon – At A Glance

Our main points on The Ivy Café Beautiful decor like stepping in to a 1920s Paris restaurant with Art Deco glamour throughout. Warm orange, gold and red tones along with creams and yellows fill the restaurant. Beautiful vintage prints line the walls. The terrace boasts a Provençal garden with beautiful sky views which feels like…

Wimbledon Beer Pulled Pork Recipe

Pulled pork is incredibly popular at the moment and making it is really easy in the slow cooker. The base cooked pork can be used in so many different ways but for a hot summer they work in burgers very well. I like to make a lot of pulled work and use it throughout the…

Strawberry and Balsamic Vinegar Herb Crust Chicken

For my Wimbledon inspired recipe I wanted to use strawberries in a different way than I usually do so I set my mind on using them in a savoury dish. I really like strawberries with balsamic vinegar and decided to use the acidity of the vinegar and sweetness of the strawberries to make a thick…

Seasonal Asparagus and Chorizo Risotto

A simple dish which is packed full of flavour and topped off with beautiful seasonal asparagus. To make it vegetarian use only vegetable stock and leave out the chorizo. 5.0 from 2 reviews Seasonal Asparagus and Chorizo Risotto   Save Print Prep time 10 mins Cook time 30 mins Total time 40 mins   Author:…

Spiced Orange Salmon

With summer so close it’s time for me to start making lighter meals which can be served with lots of salad and new potatoes. This is a really simple and easy to make dish that works as a casual midweek meal or as proper posh friends round dinner. It also works fabulously as a light…

Passion Fruit Daiquiri

This is a bit of a mash up of drinks as I love daiquiris and passion fruit cocktails (passion fruit and tequila is a winner) so I thought I’d combine them and see how they taste – answer AMAZING. Making the Daiquiri slightly sour for this works really well with the sweetness of the passion…