Vegetable Packed Mac N Cheese

Side view of mac n cheese

Mac n cheese is a real comfort meal in the Cooking Up A Treat household but for something so comforting it actually involves more effort than the traditional thoughts of ‘comfort food’. It is the food of exhaustion but of wanting to reward and nourish, I suppose, and that makes those extra few moments of […]

Rustico, Wakefield

It was a surprisingly cold evening last Wednesday as I headed from my mum’s place where I was staying on the bus to Wakefield. Being so used to London with the pollution and numerous high-rise buildings trapping the heat in it came to a shock to the system as I stopped at a quiet bus […]

The Farmhouse (West Malling)

It’s New Years Eve and everybody wants to do something a little special and exciting for the night. It’s a chance to get a little bit more glam and have a memory with an experience of what you did to bring in 2016. So my partner, his sister and her partner and their parents went […]

Spring Rolls

Crispy and oven cooked homemade vegetable spring rolls. Recently it felt like I was falling into the trap of always making and eating the same things and it was making me feel pretty sad around the kitchen. And to make matters worse I kept wanting to get a takeaway but that would involve spending a […]

Grosvenor Fish Bar – Norwich

Earlier this month I went on a little city break to Norwich. I was desperate to get out of London for a while and go to somewhere pretty cheap that I hadn’t visited before. The weather there was glorious and as we opted for there instead of a seaside town because it was a direct […]