One thing I’ve always been jealous of the US for is its Independence Day! It involves fireworks, food, music, food, parades, more food and some hard core patriotism. The celebration marks the signing of the Declaration of Independence from Britain in 1776. Ever since, it’s been one of the biggest dates in the US calendar.… Continue reading The Ice Cream Sandwich
Happy British Sandwich Week! Yes that’s right, if you didn’t know already, now is the time to gorge yourself silly on sarnies to do your bit to celebrate. Even better, make a sandwich cake! I took inspiration for this from the Swedes and their traditional sandwich cake called a Smorgastarta. Using traditional British fillings of… Continue reading The Sandwich Cake!
This traditionally Mexican sandwich takes centre stage because of last week’s Cinco de Mayo celebrations; a mainly US based festivity to ‘commemorate the Mexican Army’s unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5th, 1862’. It’s a classic tale of big vs. small, fighting against the odds like Leicester City in the… Continue reading Mexican Torta
The fish finger sandwich is a British classic! Or so I’ve been told up until this point, since I had never before tried one for myself. You may wonder if I’ve been living under a rock but in fact it was my childhood dislike for fish fingers that stopped me before. Simply, I thought they… Continue reading The Fish Finger Butty
Has anyone else noticed that there’s a whiff of summer in the air? In true British style, the slightest peep of sun has my belly rumbling for a BBQ! Since there’s no time like the present, I figured I’d get started with the burger season. Whilst I’ve given up meat for lent (9 more sleeps… Continue reading Bean Burgers
Flip this Pancake Day on its head by trying out an unconventional but delicious savoury option. The savoury aspect in itself might be adventurous enough for some but I dare you to walk on the wild side life and bring Indian flavours to the mix. Using tandoori chicken tikka and mango chutney, this alternative style… Continue reading Tandoori Pancake
With the spirit of Valentine’s in the air, I bring you a sweet treat that is bound for love at first bite. The idea of combining strawberry, basil and cheese may have you sticking your nose up at first but once you tuck in, you’ll wonder why you ever doubted it (or me). Whilst the basil… Continue reading A Strawberry Kiss