NaNoWriMo

Why I write - my thoughts on my first attempt at NaNoWriMo.

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The Perfect Steak

Many people are frightened to cook steak at home because of the timings or have misconceptions as to how it should be cooked. I never used to cook steak at home for the first reason. As I've grown older, my passion for food and drink has grown. Ten years ago I would have been happy … Continue reading The Perfect Steak

The perfect dauphinoise potatoes. 

The evenings now are truly autumnal and you can feel the seasons changing. It makes me want to curl up under a blanket and stuff my face with wonderful, warming dishes. Tonight was no exception. I love this time of year. The days are still warm, but first thing in the morning and as the … Continue reading The perfect dauphinoise potatoes. 

Where to wine and dine. 

I live in Colchester and in recent years, many shops have closed down due to the recession and have been replaced with restaurants. Normally, I would find this exciting and would rush to try them, but unfortunately, most of them have become chains. I don't have anything major against chain restaurants, I just believe they … Continue reading Where to wine and dine. 

Baking and faffing – a gin and tonic cake. 

I absolutely adore food and consider myself to be a foodie. I have an excellent palate and a good understanding of flavours - good and bad ones. But, I'm definitely more of a savoury girl, I will always reach for a tube of pringles rather than the chocolate box or a piece of cake. I … Continue reading Baking and faffing – a gin and tonic cake. 

Confessions of a stationary addict.

I’m positive in thinking that will be the most embarrassing title I’m ever likely to write. But I feel like it’s true and I am truly addicted to buying pretty, matching stationary. I often see meme’s about buying all sorts of items such as highlighters, list pads and notebooks – anything that gives one the … Continue reading Confessions of a stationary addict.