The Joker, Croydon

EDIT: Since posting The Joker has become The Store to reflect its Sainsbury’s flagship store background. They have updated their website address accordingly. I’ve never really got into Valentine’s Day. It isn’t because I don’t believe in it or care about it but rather because my partner and I celebrate our anniversary of getting together […]

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 CheesecakeĀ to win win four jars of cheesecake I was obviously going to cross my fingers and […]

The Fox, Coulsdon Common*

Table, chairs and window at The Fox

Sunday 8th July seemed just like every other day in July so far. The weather warm, muggy and in need of rain. The country increasingly wrapped up in the World Cup but enjoying a day of respite from being glued to the screen heart in mouth. But for me the evening was still going to […]

Pizza Pilgrims, London

Mac n cheese deep fried balls

In a recent haulĀ I shared my love of pizza and how it reached the point of me getting a pin that expresses that so it will come as no surprise to spot a review of a pizza place over here. A pizza is good at the best of times but it is always that little […]

M&S Chocolate Bars

Four Fairtrade chocolate bars

Sometimes there is nothing quite as comforting as sitting down with a cup of tea and a couple of squares of chocolate. It isn’t something that I often do but when I do it feels like the world around me has paused and everything is that little bit more calm and joyful. I will admit […]

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 […]

Random Food I Have Eaten Recently #2

Vegetable stir fry, falafel and crackers

In the first post of this series it was made clear that these posts would come at random points with no particular structure or length of time in mind. Given there is a Christmas based product included in the foods mentioned below it made sense to share it sooner rather than later but also there […]

Sainsbury’s Hidden Centre Cupcakes

Hidden centre cupcakes

I do love a good cupcake, or in the case of when I make them at home tiny fairycake, and am always envious about ones that come nicely iced because icing with a piping bag is probably my worst skill in the kitchen. The soft swishy cake against the sweet and well-formed icing makes for […]

Aisha’s Chicken Dippers

Purchasing food shopping online can sometimes be a bit risky because, despite what supermarkets claim, there is always that chance of ending up with a bashed up set of bananas or nearly gone off broccoli. It can also allow you to play the game of “will we get all our own food, be missing a […]

What The Pitta, Boxpark Croydon

Inside of a vegan wrap by What The Pitta in Croydon's Boxpark

Boxpark Croydon is a place that I have had mixed thoughts on for so long and had, as a result of being uncomfortable about the concept, refused to step inside. That was until, just before its first birthday, friends suggested going there and being a terribly typical Brit I felt too awkward to object and […]