Food and Drink

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An American in London looking for a bar?

My husband, Bronnie, was a New England American, and before moving to the country we lived in my native London for many years. A...
Gin cocktails

So you think you know gin (hic!)

I drink gin and tonic and I generally like gin-based cocktails. And, although I understand that every gin differs because of the botanicals which...
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2017 Michelin star results – full list

For the first time ever, the Michelin Guide held a huge event in the centre of London to unveil this year’s group of Michelin...
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Write off the weekend – THE CHOCOLATE SHOW is here!

Hundreds of events are expected this Chocolate Week around the UK, with the country’s top chocolatiers and chocolate companies, as well as hotels, bars...
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#Writing prompt – Indulgence

Sunday 26th June 2016 was 'Chocolate Pudding Day.' (I KNOW!) Once calm, this inevitably got me to thinking about indulgence and our weapon of choice when we've...
Christmas dinner

Christmas food around the world

Christmas is celebrated in different ways around the world, but the one thing that makes it special in every country is food. Everywhere Christmas...
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UK Coffee Week

UK Coffee Week is a nationwide fundraising initiative that supports coffee growing countries through the vibrancy of coffee culture. UK Coffee Week runs from 11...
Wine and cheese

On this Drink Wine Day, 7 best wine blogs

At any time of the day or night, someone somewhere is pouring out his or her thoughts about wine on a blog. And they...
Valentine's Day dinner cutlery

Great Valentine’s Day dinner ideas

Valentine’s Day gives us all the perfect excuse to spend an evening with the one we love. A special dinner for two is the...
Moroccan spiced vegetarian Haggis Empanadas, photo credit Macsween

Burns night and Moroccan spiced vegetarian Haggis Empanadas

What is Burns Night? The life of Robert Burns,Scotland's national poet, is celebrated every year on 25th January. Burns was a noted raconteur and wordsmith...

How picky eaters develop and what to do

If this is something you’re struggling with, I want to start by taking you on a story of how picky eating issues often develop. Let’s...
Low calorie chocolate fudge brownies

Low calorie chocolate fudge brownies

One of the things that many people miss when watching their weight or following a diet is not being able to enjoy a sweet...

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Recipe for a #writing prompt

This week we'd like you to write about a dish or recipe that is close to your heart. For instance, butter, sugar and flour being...
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Silly season #writing prompt… (be warned)

Who remembers that silly game we played as children where you had imaginary fights between things or people? My siblings, friends and I would...
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Write a letter you need to read

I was speaking to one of my young people this week about the foundations of their blog. They said: "I'm just writing the letters I...
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What do you know?

One of the joys (and pain) of being older is that we know stuff. From our first scraped knee to our devastated heart at...
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Hang-ups

We all have hang-ups. Mine is unfairness, the origins of which are lodged in my childhood. There was the time it was suspected a...
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How are you? No, really, how are you?

The Post-40 Bloggers' writing prompt this week asked a simple question - "How are you?" The question was stunningly answered by blogger Hilary Farrow. Ed Whenever you...