Bit On The Side

Take me to the April sun in Cuba – Beach Bums

Imagine visiting an island in the Caribbean and not talking about its beaches? Impossible! I am very happy to say that I was able to spend some quality time on the beach. Quality time of course means laying on a sunbed (under an umbrella made of palm leaves) and reading with a cocktail in hand. […]

Quick & Easy Thai Chicken Larb

I know I start too many recipe posts with “this meal was inspired by something I found in the reduced section” but it happens to be true again. Chicken mince isn’t a regular ingredient in our household and since making this meal once I haven’t been able to find it again (in case you’re wondering […]

Breakfast Salad

I’m a huge fan of brunch and a huge fan of salad and I actually don’t think I see enough of both on the same menu. After the gym on Saturday morning I wanted to have a hearty breakfast but nothing too heavy as that night was our joint birthday party and I had to […]

Irish Cheesy Leek & Potato Bake

Two significant dates happened last week, as they do every year, my birthday and St Patrick’s Day. My best friend in Australia was kind enough to send me a birthday gift, a hamper of delicious food and wine. The wine was Australian and the food was Irish (she is both herself so it’s a great […]

Taking my French Fancy

I just spent an absolutely lovely weekend in Nice with Jimmy as a way to grab some sunshine and celebrate my birthday. I was adamant that I didn’t want to turn 30 sitting at my desk in London and I am so glad that we decided to go to the Côte d’Azur. I’m lucky enough […]

Bulgarian Broccoli

At the end of January Jimmy and I spent a lovely weekend in Sofia, Bulgaria. We had wanted to visit friends in Ireland over New Years but the costs were incredibly inflated so we decided we would go away a month later instead. In choosing where to go we looked for a flight + hotel deal, […]

The other kind of ex.

We all have them in our lives – people we loved dearly, we laughed with, danced with, cried with, slept in the same bed with, loudly argued with, shared our secrets with, did mundane tasks together and celebrated one another’s lives. But not anymore. You still see them on your news feed, sharing photos of […]