Top 5 Meals To Cook With Wine

It makes a refreshing change knowing if you add a little wine to your favourite recipe it’s doing you a power of good – probably. Although red wine is reputed to contain the majority of health beneficial flavonoids, the minimum a white wine will do is increase the flavour of the dish. Here are five recipes where a little wine may improve your wellbeing and move your cooking up a notch.  Steak and Mash with Red Wine Sauce  Something a little different for those cold UK winter’s evening meals. Use a Pinot Noir or Côtes du Rhône for best results.

Trying The New Spring Menu At Middleton’s Steakhouse And Grill, Norwich

Since I moved to North Norfolk back in 2013 I have heard nothing but great things about Middleton’s Steakhouse & Grill in Norwich. There are restaurants in other locations too so make sure you check the website for details. For some reason though we had never gotten around to eating there but when I found out they had a brand new spring menu, I was determined to give it a try. This past Bank Holiday we were lucky enough to have family visiting so we thought it would be a great idea to have a day out in Norwich and finally

Dining At The Holiday Inn Express London – Stansted Airport Hotel

The night before we flew out to Majorca from Stansted Airport we had a night’s stay at the Holiday Inn Express London – Stansted Airport Hotel. We arrived at around 1:30pm, a little earlier than planned as we’d had enough of being in central London. Not all Holiday Inn Express hotels have restaurants but I think it’s quite important for an airport hotel to have somewhere for people to eat a decent meal if they’ve been travelling a long time. The restaurant isn’t open all day though so you can only get evening meals from 6pm. This was a little late for

Family Dining At TGI Friday’s Leicester Square

Whenever we go to London I always try to find somewhere family friendly for us to eat. I’m a pretty fussy eater in general, Erin… well, we can never really tell what kind of mood Erin will be in and luckily, John is happy with anything so we need somewhere that suits us all. Having been to a few different branches of TGI Friday’s I realised not too long ago that we had never been to one in London. On our visit just before our holiday we visited the TGI Friday’s Leicester Square. When we arrived the restaurant was pretty

How Nursery Has Helped Our Fussy Eater

We had such a positive experience with weaning and I was so happy when Erin seemed genuinely happy to try new foods and she really seemed to enjoy eating. In fact, the stronger the flavour the better. However, it seemed like as soon as Erin turned 1 she became a fussy eater. Erin just didn’t want to know any more and we were forced to deal with a very limited menu. No matter how much we tried to get Erin to eat new things or to at least try new foods she refused. Sweetcorn was the most offensive thing to

Preparing Your Dining Room for the Perfect Dinner Party

Hosting a dinner party for friends or family is one of life’s great treats and preparation for the party is key to its success. The way in which the table is set, the lighting, music and of course, the food all require careful consideration. Here are some top tips for preparing your dining room for the perfect dinner party. What’s on the Menu? There are several things that need to be taken care of well in advance of a dinner party if it is to be successful and not stressful. A week before the event plan the menu and make

Sensio Home Air Fryer Review

It still surprises me how many people haven’t been introduced to air fryers yet. I have to admit, we were pretty late to the game but we are most definitely converted. Today, I’ll be telling you all about the Sensio Home Air Fryer, what we think of it and you’ll even have a chance to win one for yourself. The Sensio Home Air Fryer is really easy to use. Unlike some air fryers there are no digital controls on this one. The top dial controls the heat setting and the lower dial controls the timer. Once you have these two set then you’re

Air Fryer Brussel Sprouts

Brussel spouts, whether you like them or not, are a traditional part of Christmas dinner. I, personally, am not a fan myself but my husband John LOVES them. The problem with Christmas dinner is that there is so much to do, only a certain number of hobs available on the cooker and not enough time to really do everything you want. I want to spend Christmas Day with my family, watching Erin opening her presents and having fun so I decided to experiment a bit and see what I could cook in my air fryer. The great thing about this