Naked Noodle Pots

Multiple pots of naked noodles

When it comes to lunch, I am terribly lazy and claim to be too busy to stop and eat something. To some extent the statement is true and especially as everybody else flocks out of their offices around the same time to queue at the microwave and get all the condiments in sight and reheating […]

Homemade Beef Burgers

Beef burger and brie

These burgers were possibly the best I ever made and, even though I have eaten many burgers whilst out and about, they compared to very few that have lodged within the memory. It wasn’t until sitting down to write this post, considering the way the burger was made and how the chips were put together, […]

Bomb Cosmetic’s You Can’t Catch Me

Bath blaster by Bomb Cosmetics

Christmas might have come and gone but some of the delights, including a stack of bath blasters from Bomb Cosmetics, are still lingering around the flat. Several of the blasters are really strongly winter scented but a few of the others can be used going into the spring so there has been some tactical consideration […]

The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry

Book by Sarah Perry

This book was a find in a charity shop just along the local row of shows. It threw me off a bit finding it in a charity shop because it is a relatively new book and has received such high praises but of course I know that some people read a book and put it […]

Tuna And Spinach Risotto

Rice dish with tuna and spinach

We reached that point in the Cooking Up A Treat household where the ingredients to make a full meal were starting to run a little low and I decided to go a bit rogue by creating a tuna and spinach risotto. It might seem a little out there but, especially when combined with all the […]

Café Adagio, Croydon 

Soup and bread roll

My partner and I love a trip to Café Adagio on Lower Addiscombe Road here in Croydon. It is our very most local independent cafe and happens to be run by a really love guy. In fact my partner likes it so much he sometimes goes there without me to sit and read his book! There […]

Quick Chicken And Sweetcorn Risotto

Quick mid-week risotto

Cooking a proper risotto takes time, care and only a few ingredients. This is not one of those proper risottos as it is done from start to finish rather quickly and is loaded with dairy products and other needless ingredients; it tastes delicious and is delightful to make all the same. This is a recipe […]