Monthly archive December, 2012
Johnny Jeffrey's Disappearing Dining Club at the Great Barn

Johnny Jeffrey’s Disappearing Dining Club at the Great Barn

As many of you will already now, we disappeared down to Devon for a fun-and-food-filled weekend, courtesy of the lovely Johnny and Allan. Just to give you a bit of background, the DDC was originally pop up restaurants in London. But, moving with the times, they have extended their reach to the Great Barn in...
The Disappearing Dining Club

The Disappearing Dining Club

THE DISAPPEARING DINING CLUB The Disappearing Dining Club. Where do I begin? We had been looking forward to it for such a long time. I had even considered making a countdown caterpillar…but then I remembered that I wasn’t 10 anymore. But the weekend finally arrived and, despite the fact that all of us friends had...
Olives from Spain Tapenade Challenge!

Olives from Spain Tapenade Challenge!

We were very kindly sent a hamper from Olives from Spain, in partnership with Storm Communications. Inside the hamper was a whole range of goodies, herbs, spices, oils and various other excitements, like Manchego cheese and dates. We were asked to put our creative hats on and create a tapenade from the ingredients provided. The...
Tapenade Competition with Olives from Spain

Tapenade Competition with Olives from Spain

Oh what a treat it was to receive our oh so divine hamper from Storm! As if by magic, at the end of a long day at work, it seemed as though Christmas really had come early! As we opened the treasure chest, it was as though the sun was beaming out of this wonderful...
Pollen Street Social

Pollen Street Social

Grudgingly, I have reached my twenty fifth year and to mark this milestone in my life, we went out for dinner at the Pollen Street Social. I had never heard of it until about 6 months ago, when a guy at work came back from a business lunch, smiling broadly with a distinct scent of...
Roast Pheasant with a Red Onion and Redcurrant Jus

Roast Pheasant with a Red Onion and Redcurrant Jus

Being a good country girl (rolling in the haystacks aside…), I am very partial to British game in all forms. A particular favourite is pheasant. It is versatile bird with a distinct flavour, which is absolutely ideal for roasting, casseroles and curries. I know many people might be intimidated by the idea of cooking a...
Garlicky Baked Camembert

Garlicky Baked Camembert

Now that is it full- on winter, this is where I come into my element. Hearty, filling and delicious offerings to fend off the cold and to reassure you that it will all be alright, even when the doors are banging and you remember that still haven’t bought that draught-excluder yet… Everyone is probably thinking,...
Two Blondes and a Baking Tray