Review: Bluebird Tea Co’s Limited Edition Matcha Collection

It is now common knowledge that I love drinking tea and that my favourite tea brand is Bluebird Tea Co, who conveniently have shops near to me in Tunbridge Wells and Brighton. They stock just about every conceivable flavour of black and green tea you could imagine and also bring out limited edition seasonal blends. […]

Lunch on the Go Pot Ramen

My husband, Tim, suggested I try making my own version of the infamous and much hated convenience food, the Pot Noodle. He wanted to be able to take what he started referring to as a ‘Pot Ramen’ to work and just pour boiling water on before eating. This is the recipe I created for him. […]

Review: Okonomiyaki Day at Japanese Café An-An, Portslade

Visited 6th August 2017 Café An-An, 27 Boundary Road, Hove, BN3 4EF As much as I love Café An-An (find my original review here), it’s difficult for me to get there as they are usually open only on weekdays. This year though, they have been opening more on some weekends and doing special okonomiyaki days, […]

Review: Kitsu Japanese and Sushi Restaurant, Tunbridge Wells

Kitsu, 82a Victoria Road, Tunbridge Wells, TN1 2PW Visited 4th August 2017 My husband Tim has a colleague who lives in Tunbridge Wells and he recommended Kitsu to us some time ago. Due to a really busy year it is only now we head into August we’ve had a chance to visit. Kitsu is another […]

My Favourite Teas

I have mentioned before on the blog that I don’t drink alcohol. I also don’t like drinking plain water very much- I like something with a bit of flavour. This can be difficult when we’re on holiday as often choice extends to the same fizzy, sugary drinks, which I didn’t like to drink too much […]

Spicy Lobster Ramen with chipotle soy sauce and chilli oil

I have exclaimed many times my love of Shoryu Ramen and upon hearing that they created a collaborative menu with Sakagura, a recently opened Japanese restaurant and sake cellar in London, I was intrigued to see a spicy lobster ramen on their menu. I knew I had to try to make my own. This was […]

Blue Raspberry Green Tea Loaf Cake

This recipe was inspired by the gorgeous brilliant blue colour of Bluebird Tea Co’s blue raspberry tea. I was really intrigued to see if its colour was strong enough to colour the cake blue, so I came up with the idea of using it instead of black tea in a tea loaf.  I did contemplate […]

Review: Foodies Festival Brighton

Foodies Festival, Hove Lawns, Brighton Visited: 1st May 2017 I’ve never actually been to a proper food festival before. Shocking, I know. So I was excited when I saw that The Foodies Festival was going to be right on my doorstep in Brighton and hurriedly booked tickets for it. When the day came around, the […]

Review: Shogun Ramen, Prince Albert St, Brighton

Shogun Ramen, 13 Prince Albert St, Brighton BN1 1HE Visited: 29th January 2017 We were due to go to London for the Chinese New Year celebrations, but due to poor weather forecast and the trains being disrupted, we decided to go to Brighton instead and go to Shogun Ramen, somewhere I have been keen to […]

Valentine’s Day Chocolate Miso Ramen

The idea of combining two of my favourite things- ramen and chocolate- had been brewing for some time. When I got my Kitchenaid spiralizer for Christmas I realised using it to make pear noodles and topping it with a rich chocolate sauce would make a fantastic dessert. The addition of white miso gives a slightly […]