Supper with Joanna Blythman

Last Tuesday during a quiet moment at work – lets say lunchtime… I had a wee flick through twitter to see what was going on in the world, when I noticed someone had re-tweeted Taste Communications tweet about a 2 course supper with Joanna Blythman who has just launched her new book – What to…

Il Pirata

Another new local restaurant has popped up near my parents, this time on the Upper Newtownards Road – Il Pirata, in what was an old KFC, though completely unrecognisable as an ex-fast food joint!  Il Pirata is named after a dead Italian racing cyclist, Marco ‘Il Pirata’ Pantani,  (because of his love of ear-rings and…

Ace, Belfast

Round where my parents live is going through some kind of eateries boom.  Every time I come home there seems to be another new restaurant in the area.  Ace is situated on the Belmont Road in Belfast, in what used to be ‘The Gourmet Burger Bank’ and before that a branch of the First Trust…

Dessert Day

I ate dessert twice yesterday.  Is that wrong? First dessert was a Pavlova which I had with Dad for Afternoon Tea at Hillmount Garden Centre.  Pavlova in a Belfast Stylie – deep with more than your 5-a-day on top! Next up was Waffles, with chocolate and marshmallows, at Cafe Maud’s on the Lisburn Road, which…

Horatio Todd’s

Another food post from Belfast (did I mention I ate  a lot when I was there?). Horatio Todd’s is a local bar / restaurant in  the Ballyhackamore area of Belfast.  A recent article in the local newspaper stated there were 22 different bars and restaurants in the area – who knew? I remember the days…

Made In Belfast

We were back in Belfast last weekend and we did spend a good lot of the time eating out.  One place which I tend to back to time and time again is Made in Belfast.  They have recently opened another restaurant in the Cathedral Quarter and its just as good as the one beside the…

Cuckoo’s Bakery

On our way back from the Stockbridge market on Sunday, I had built up a bit of a thirst, and since it was a lovely cold, crisp day I thought it would be really nice to cuddle a cup of something hot in a nice cafe somewhere (oh the old romantic in me!).  Every time…

Earthy Foods

Today we ventured out of the North side of Edinburgh and made the trip across town to the South Side…. which really isn’t that big a journey, its just we never go there! One of the reasons we went was to visit Earthy Foods on Ratcliffe Terrace, we have read reviews and articles about it…

Afternoon Tea at the Botanics

  I love Tea, I am a Tea Ginny – fact. I also love Afternoon Tea, I just love all the little goodies that you get – such a wide choice of naughtiness! My parents are coming to the end of their stay with us and they are also Tea Ginnys, my mum especially being…

Ooohh.. French Fancies…

I stumbled upon this little cafe / bakery place on East London Street on my wander home from town on Saturday.  It’s called The French Fancies and is tucked away in a basement between a grocers and a sauna! It looked really inviting on a chilly winter evening, and I spied Macarons! Once inside, through…