Newcastle bound

Off to Newcastle today for a weekend of relaxing, eating, going to a rugby match (not my choice of activity but I’ll go with it, apparently it’s a big one), and seeing family and friends!

This zingy lime drizzle loaf cake is coming with us. Really simple to make and is lovely to eat cold / at room temperature with a cup of tea or warm with some cream for dessert! Next time I think I will try adding some coconut or spices to add a twist on it (this is usually how my dishes begin!)

Al Fresco Lunch

Eating al fresco is just the best. Lunch today is a Tuna Nicoise Salad in the sunshine 🥗🍴☀️ •

I booked today off work to allow myself time to relax and chill after a busy week off, which was so much fun but also pretty tiring. I too often find I am knackered after a ‘holiday’ so I now always try to give myself an extra day off, to catch up on rest and recharge before my usual routine begins again!

Gluten free cake

Orange Polenta Cake – a gluten free dessert that is just as delicious as any other pudding.

One of my guests at the next supper club is celiac so I wanted to make sure the items on the menu were either naturally gluten free or could easily be adjusted to accommodate this.

I really enjoyed making (and sampling) this cake tonight, I think with a few tweaks it will be perfect as one of the desserts on the Spring supper club menu!

Spring menu planning

After a good few weeks of trying out various dishes that I’d like to feature on the Spring supper club menu, I think I’ve found a bigger meze combination that I’m totally happy with – and it also got the seal of approval from my guinea pig (boyfriend).

It includes these two lovely veggie sides – harissa roasted cauliflower with preserved lemon & flaked almonds, and wilted spinach & asparagus with garlic breadcrumbs.

Meze & More on the road

My younger sister is currently at university in Newcastle and I love coming to visit her at least a couple of times a year, so it was absolutely lovely for me to bring Meze & More up here and host a supper club for her in her flat with her uni friends last night.

The girls were such great guests and it was a pleasure to hear that they enjoyed the meal as much as I enjoyed preparing it!