Elderberry liqueur is a great way to use up those hundreds of elderberries that are ripe and ready in September and October. And it’s so simple to make as well.
Elderberries are usually ready in mid to late September in the UK, or perhaps early October depending on your region. You will know they are ready once the berries turn from small and green to fuller plump purple or black. Just watch out because your time window for picking them will be quite short – the birds are going to see when the elderberries are ready and start picking the trees clean! Continue reading
Roasted asparagus tips wrapped with Serrano ham was a bit of a gamble for my tapas selection but one that was the most unexpected hit. Even with people that wouldn’t usually eat, or even try, asparagus. Continue reading
Can you refrigerate or freeze cooked rice and then reheat it? What are the rules around reheating cooked rice that has been frozen? Continue reading
What is in Coke Zero to make it taste so similar to real Coke? What is the difference between Coke Zero and Diet Coke? Continue reading
Hey Burger King, if I didn’t ask for the XL burger, I didn’t want the XL burger!
Maybe it’s slightly obvious but I am getting annoyed with my local Burger King and maybe this is a common experience. There seems to be an assumption that customers want the XL burger when in fact they have only asked for the standard burger. Continue reading
Everybody has their own tried and tested ways of reheating their favourite takeaway indulgence – pizza.
Although the best plan is to eat it straightaway, on the day, if there’s just too much and you want to keep some until the next day, what’s the best way to keep and reheat your pizza? If it goes wrong, you can end up with a rubbery mess with the pizza dough gone soggy while the cheese and toppings dry out. Ugghh! So what do you do? Continue reading
The experience you will have with a table for one will depend on the restaurant you choose and even the country you are in.
Some countries after all place more emphasis on eating as a social activity, so you sitting in the corner with your one plate of food is frankly weird. But since eating alone is a growing phenomenon, especially in the West, some restaurants are starting to embrace the solo diner. Continue reading
Do you cringe at the very thought of asking for a table for one in a restaurant? Dining solo is on the rise, especially amongst busy people wanting to enjoy a flavour of the restaurant scene without the social baggage of having to have someone to accompany them. Continue reading
Why is it that for a standard meal, Burger King seems to be so much more expensive than other comparable fast food outlets?
Compared to the usual competition in the UK, McDonalds and KFC, it just seems that for what you get, it always seems to cost more. Continue reading
We’ve all been there at least once – that moment when the waitress asks how you would like your eggs and you just open your mouth and go uurggh….
I remember my first time. I was on a short break in Toronto and a group of us went to a diner-style cafe for breakfast. I can’t remember what I ordered but it was ‘eggs & something’. The waitress asks, How would you like your eggs? My mouth starts to open but my brain has gone completely blank. Continue reading