Once Upon A Cheesecake Jars*

Six sided jars with cheesecake inside

Last year for my birthday, I made a cheesecake. It’s one of my absolute favourite desserts to make, to eat and to talk about. So when Croydon Foodies ran a competition on Instagram in association with Once Upon A Cheesecake to win win four jars of cheesecake I was obviously going to cross my fingers and […]

Crushed Bean, Croydon

Breakfast, cheesecake and tea from Crushed Bean

There was a lot of talk of wibbly wobbly cheesecake, otherwise known as Japanese cheesecake, amongst our group of friends in advance of a trip to Crushed Bean in Croydon actually happening. They only tend to make it on a Saturday and we heard it tends to sell out super early but we were not […]

Thornton’s Chocolate

I used to have such a sweet tooth when I was younger and even up until recently I would probably choose to have a main and a dessert over a starter and a main but those tastes do seem to be changing. Sure like everybody there are moments when my body screams that I need […]

The Day I Made A Birthday Cheesecake

My birthday weekend, about a month ago, did not exactly go to plan with half of the weekend being cancelled but instead of wallowing around my partner and I jiggled plans around and as well as going to my favourite cafe for brunch we also worked together (yes friends we can work together sometimes) to make a […]

When At Wembley

When at Wembley you nearly always need to get something to eat before or after the event. Unless you are loaded with money and like a feeling of dissatisfaction never get something in the ground. I went to Pizza Express at the Designer Outlet and had the best cheesecake in a while.

An Update And A Return

I feel like I have let you all down. I disappeared without a trace for months on end and honestly have no good reason for it at all. I have gone to restaurants, tried out new recipes and discovered a collection of new brands, flavours and ingredients. A stand out is a South African pub […]

Vapianos

I wouldn’t normally even bat an eyelid at reviewing what some might call a chain restaurant. But there’s something about this place, its relaxed atmosphere, low key but sophisticated decor and delicious food that not only pulls me back time and time again but also excites me enough to share it with you. My most […]