BRGR&BEER, Croydon

Burger and chips with a cup of tea

In less than a month Matthew’s Yard, where BRGR&BEER is located, celebrates its sixth birthday. There will be food and beer on offer as well as a few pretty awesome deals in the run up to the event but if you have never gone and experienced the food there before, then firstly which rocks have […]

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, […]

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 […]

Spanish Omelette

Just as the egg finished setting and the cheese started melting

Alright I will admit and acknowledge that this is by no means a traditional Spanish omelette and that claiming it is would be an insult on the “original” but this has the same themes and for lack of a better name that is the title we are going with. Egg based dishes are things that […]

Chicken And Sweetcorn Risotto

A fancier chicken and sweetcorn risotto compared to the past

People often ask me what my favourite dish is to cook or if I have a speciality and whilst I am not a trained chef and some of my techniques are a bit dubious risotto has to be up there and over the years I have been cooking there has been a marked improvement. Risotto […]

Five Skills Needed To Smash The #CookingGap

People love food and trying new things more than ever but cooking is happening far less. The need to cook has massively decreased with accessibility to food via apps, down the corner and on-the-go street stalls on so many streets; In Croydon think Boxpark and the increasing number of street food vans on Surrey Street […]

ASDA Extra Special Melting Layer Smoked Haddock Fishcakes

When our ASDA shopping was delivered the other day we were more than delighted by what our really cheap and simple fishcakes had been substituted with. You normally end up with something slightly different or perhaps one notch up but instead we went from the cheapest chilled fishcakes in the store to some Extra Special […]