One of the great things about writing this blog is that I discover local businesses that I might never have known about otherwise, and this one is particularly apt with #Veganuary happening this month. Auntie Mo’s are a Sunderland-based business who produce vegan cookie mixes. Maria (Auntie Mo) started making dairy-free cookies after she found out […]

Remember Battle of the Burger? Well, the 44Events team that brought it together have announced their new street food event and it’s a good’un – Thai Kwondo! On the 3rd/4th February, they are inviting eight vendors to put forward their Thai dish for popular consumption, review and judging at the brilliant venue of Wylam Brewery in Exhibition […]

Who’s ever had an American-style afternoon tea before? Not us! So, when we were invited to Karbon Grill to try their American Sharing Tower we were intrigued to see whether this would be a welcomed alternative or whether we should just stick with the classic. Read on to find out more! Karbon Grill is the […]

You are going to think I’m crazy doing an ice cream review in October, especially when this morning (*EDIT – I started writing this on Tuesday!) was so foggy and cold and definitely Autumn weather, but by lunchtime in South Shields the sun was shining and I couldn’t resist stopping by new ice cream parlour Scoop […]

So, we did a little freelance work and have a small column in Sainsbury’s October magazine – which is out now for the bargain price of £1!  Turn to page 28 for our Newcastle recommendations! 

Ever since House of Tides opened on the Quayside I’ve wanted to visit. Then they got a Michelin star and I was desperate to go. MrJ, knowing me so well, booked a table as a surprise for our 5 year wedding anniversary (how have we been married for that long?).  I didn’t intend to blog about it, […]

Just a quick little post. So, I had lunch at Vietnamese cafe Time Banhmi the other day and it was fantastic. It’s on Grainger Street, just a short walk from Monument Metro station, and it’s the perfect place to stop for lunch if you like Asian cuisine. I’m actually kicking myself that it took me this long to […]