Tried and Tested – Edible Cocktails

Once again, those at tried and tested have gone and delivered yet another new and interesting product for me to try and review. An edible cocktail by Smith and Sinclair, which is basically basically a giant Haribo sweet for adults. It ran through my mind as to the purpose of these little delights, I cant help…

Travel Coffee Solutions – Pt 3

In my quest to find a solution for getting good coffee when working away, or on travels, I have so far tested Rombouts One Cup Filters in Part 1 and Lyons Coffee Bag’s in Part 2. Here in the third and final part, I have been testing a reusable one cup filter. Costing just a…

Manchester House – Restaurant

Restaurant Wars featured two of Manchester’s Restaurants with Aiden Byrne and Simon Rogan, slugging it out in search for a Michelin Star, neither did, but both restaurants have gone on to be very successful and are still popular a few years on. I’ve been meaning to book into Manchester House for some time, but what…

Tried and Tested – Chic P Hummus

Hummus always takes me back to my time living in the Middle East – Smothered on bread, it was served with every meal and can be a pure delight. I was therefore very happy to test some new hummus out. Chic P are a UK Company that are helping to champion the huge amount of…

Tried and Tested – Pinkster Gin

Here we are again reviewing another gin…  as mentioned in my English Drinks Co. Gin Review, its a drink that I have grown to love more and more as I get older. Being able to appreciate the subtle botanical’s which really make or break a Gin, is on par to appreciating a good Red Wine…

Travel Coffee Solutions Pt 2 – Coffee Bags

A week ago I wrote about using One Cup Filters, an option for real coffee whilst away from home, either with work or travel. You can read about that in Travel Coffee Solutions – Part 1 This week we look at another alternative – Coffee Bags My first experience with coffee bags occured around 30…

Festa Feasts – Festa Italiana

As previously mentioned, Festa Italiana is returning to Manchester’s Cathedral Gardens on the 13th-15th July. This year however, they are stepping it up a gear and are launching two FESTA FEASTS. The first ‘feast’ will take place on Friday 13th July. Using the combined forces of Italian master’s Salvi’s, San Carlo and Lupo Cafe Italiano…

Pasta Making Classes – Salvi’s

As well as being a great place to eat authentic Italian food, Salvi’s in Manchester also hosts some amazing Pasta Making Classes which help you to recreate this Italian staple in your own home.   I went along to experience one of their recent classes, which was being taught by the ‘Queen of Pasta’, Carmela…

St Ewes Eggs – Frittata Challenge

Eggs are a staple in our house, and I always buy free range. Even better if I know exactly where they came from, so when I was sent some eggs from St Ewes to compete in a Frittata Challenge, I was more than happy to give them a try. St Ewes eggs are all free…

Benito Lounge – Chorlton

It’s not only Manchester City Centre that is seeing new ventures opening on what seems to be a weekly basis. Chorlton has also been a hive of activity when it comes to new openings. In the same week that saw the opening of The Creameries, another eatery was also opening just up the road. Benito…

Travel Coffee Solutions Pt 1 – One Cup Filters

I recently wrote a piece about my love for real coffee. I compared my old espresso machine with a quicker and simplier to use ‘Nespresso’ – You can read more on that here My new trouble though, is that I am not always at home. My work takes me to different locations and sometimes I have…

Out and About – Festa Feast’s

As previously mentioned, Festa Italiana is returning to Manchester’s Cathedral Gardens on the 13th-15th July. This year however, they are stepping it up a gear and are launching two FESTA FEASTS. The first ‘feast’ will take place on Friday 13th July. Using the combined forces of Italian master’s Salvi’s, San Carlo and Lupo Cafe Italiano…