As I mentioned before in Weekly Meal Plan #1 – one of the new, regular features for this year is going to be weekly meal plans. So, for this week, here’s the plan: MONDAY: slow-cooker whole chicken with parmesan-coated roast potatoes and veg. (I put a whole large chicken in the slow cooker on HIGH […]

From Saturday 2nd – Sunday 3rd February, Rockliffe Hall, a five-star luxury golf and spa hotel on the edge of the County Durham and North Yorkshire border, is hosting its first Artisan Food Fair to launch its week-long Festival of Food. Taking place from 10am to 4pm each day, the Artisan Food Fair, sponsored by Goodfellows At […]

This has been a labour of love (and still is a work in progress), but on the blog is now an up-to-date gluten free guide for dining in Newcastle/Gateshead/Durham areas for 2019! This is one of the most popular pages on my blog, and it was woefully out of date (I apologise!). So, I’ve went […]

Weekly Meal Plan

New for this year, I’m going to introduce weekly meal plans. I meal plan every week and have done for a few years. It helps me to feel organised and prepared for what our family is eating for the week ahead, and I’m sure it saves us a lot more money with the food shop […]

Happy 2019! Feeling the pinch this month, but still wanting to enjoy a meal out (albeit it on a budget)? I hear you! Here’s a list (in progress) of some of the best restaurant deals in Newcastle and beyond this month. Get booked in and save some pennies. **Disclaimer: I haven’t been paid or gifted […]

With a name that invokes the memory of my favourite part of a pork joint, I felt compelled to eat here. Crackling done right is an experience, an experience far removed from the pork scratchings that occupy good bar space and are left to gather dust. It’s salt, it’s fat, it’s everything bad for you, […]

I can’t believe the amount of new restaurants that are popping up all over the city. One that I was looking forward to visiting was Côte Brasserie. Apart from some brief drinks and nibbles at their Covent Garden branch, I had never dined at the restaurant chain before and was curious to see what was on […]