Category: Food & Drink

  • Delicate mushroom risotto

    Delicate mushroom risotto

    I’ve always been fond of risotto and during a work trip in Rotterdam, Netherlands this was reconfirmed when I had what was the most incredibly delicious mushroom risotto. Since then I have been just dying to cook it. But to cook it like the dish I had in the Netherlands I’ve had to source some…

  • Fondue with friends

    Fondue with friends

    This year I will be welcoming in the New Year with friends at home in Manchester. The last year has undoubtedly been a trying year. A year that has seen much change and I welcome all the challenges and change that 2019 will see. I considered all kinds of recipes and food I wanted to…

  • Chicken and vegetable egg fried rice

    Chicken and vegetable egg fried rice

    Last week I enjoyed a lovely Chinese meal out on my birthday in great company. The restaurant was incredible, as was the food. I wanted to eat everything. What I did eat was like nothing else I have had before, but it was the most simple of dishes that really hit my taste buds. A…

  • Grandads carrot soup recipe

    Grandads carrot soup recipe

    A few friends have asked me to share my Grandads carrot soup recipe with them but I decided to share it here instead. It’s a recipe that originates from grandad Callaghan hence the name. Often this Carrot Soup recipe is served for Christmas dinner but great all year round. More recently I make this as…

  • Sloe Gin, 2013

    Sloe Gin, 2013

    The first batch of our sloe gin has been prepared and laid down until at least Christmas or should that be for as long as I can keep my hands off it!!! The method I decided to use was to prick the sloes multiple times by hand with a fork and divide them between some…

  • The Red Lion, Cromer

    The Red Lion, Cromer

    If you’re visiting Cromer anytime soon then you must try and have a meal in The Red Lion on the seafront. It was very reasonable for two of us to have two courses there – both of which were very delicious and adequately filling. The Red Lion, Cromer, Norfolk, NR27 9HD (01263 514964)

  • Crab & Winkle, Whitsable

    We had such a fantastic meal at the Crab & Winkle Restaurant in Whitstable that I wanted to share it amongst friends. The staff where all friendly and very accommodating considering we had Florence and the pram with us. Each dish was absolutely delicious and it was just the fish-fix I had been craving. Sadly…

  • Mums delicious brownie recipe aka SharePoint Brownies

    Mums delicious brownie recipe aka SharePoint Brownies

    I have baked these delicious chocolate brownies countless times using an old recipe my mum shared with me many years ago. I’ve even enjoyed them with many a friend, colleagues & customers alike. I often bake these delicious brownies for customers when I’m delivering SharePoint and Microsoft 365 workshops or deployments, hence they have since…

  • Amazingly delicious molten chocolate muffins

    Amazingly delicious molten chocolate muffins

    I just used this recipe to make these tasty muffins for everyone in the office – I do like to treat them all every once in a while. These muffins should be eaten as soon as they have had a moment to cool in order to experience the delicious molten chocolate inside. They are great on…

  • Green Pea Chowder or Green Pea Soup to some

    Green Pea Chowder or Green Pea Soup to some

    This green pea chowder recipe is one of my favourites. It’s so simple with a delicious result under 20 minutes. It has a beautiful colour with a nourishingly filling flavour. It is perfect in the darkest of Winters or the warmest of Summers. It’s said to be best-served piping hot in the early days of Winter…