Under A Mackerel Sky by Rick Stein

Under A Mackerel Sky

I love seafood to both cook and eat so often enjoy watching and reading Rick Stein recipes and as a result I picked up a copy of his memoir Under A Mackerel Sky. I knew it was a bit of a long shot as good food, recipes or understanding of ingredients does not make for […]

Updated Thoughts On Hello Fresh

Fish curry bowl

Back in February I decided it was time to try and make life a little bit easier by giving Hello Fresh a try. My hope was that it would take away the need to think up meals off the top of my head, write down a shopping list and then go and get those ingredients; […]

First Thoughts On Hello Fresh

Light yellow creamy curry with fish, butternut squash and herbs sticking out of the top

The Sunday I had arranged for my box to get delivered I was ridiculously excited about it and was so happy when the text and email came through to let me know the hour slot that the driver was likely to arrive in. It resulted in a few quick messages between my friend and I, […]

Starting Up Hello Fresh

Hello Fresh is something that I had seen around for a long time through adverts and social media but until recently I had not encountered anybody in person that actually used them. There are people on social media, including one of my favourite lifestyle/beauty YouTubers, that get sponsored to cook Hello Fresh on their channel […]

My Goals For 2018

Artwork and quotes on a motivational wall

After writing my brief and rather shamefully dull review of my life during 2017 I decided that I wanted to create some actually sensible targets for 2018. The issue with sensible targets though is that they end up being fairly dull because they are realistic and achievable and with that are sort of a bit less […]

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 […]

Bacon Hash With Baked Egg

This is one of those recipes that came about through a mixture of my laziness to go to the shop to purchase more food until a delivery came and also my love of simple comforting food. Corned beef works perfectly okay with potatoes and all the fabulous ingredients that go into it so why would […]