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Charlene’s Chocolate Factory

We were very lucky to be approached by the wonderful people at Charlene’s Chocolate Factory to review a few of their products and we were over the moon at the amazing package that they sent to us. Continue reading “Charlene’s Chocolate Factory”

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Comfort food · Homemade · Meat · Pasta · Recipes

Creamy Carbonara style spaghetti

Traditional Carbonara pasta does not call for any cream in the recipe as the rich sauce is created when the eggs and cheese are mixed together. This recipe is our Carbonara with an indulgent creamy twist.  Continue reading “Creamy Carbonara style spaghetti”

Comfort food · Homemade · Meat · Recipes

Honey and Mustard Gammon slow cooked in Coca Cola

This recipe creates a wonderful round of gammon that is extremely versatile and the leftovers can be used in a number of different ways. The slow cooking process means that the meat becomes deliciously tender and falls apart without much cutting. If you do not like your gammon to be too salty then simply soak the meat in cold water for a couple of hours before adding to the slow cooker.  Continue reading “Honey and Mustard Gammon slow cooked in Coca Cola”

Cheese · Comfort food · Dessert · Eating Out · Food Festivals · Ice cream · Pasta · Portsmouth food · Snacks · Southsea Food · vegetarian

Southsea Food Festival and Cheese Fest: Portsmouth 2018

Southsea Food Festival is always a big event on our foodie calendar and this year the chance to feast was even greater as Cheese Fest held their 1st birthday celebrations over the same weekend.
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Baking · Cake · Comfort food · Dessert · Homemade · Recipes

Lemon and poppy seed sponge cake with lemon curd and whipped vanilla cream

This cake was made using 2 (19.5 cm X 3.5cm) round sandwich tins. 

This cake is so quick and simple to make and uses the same reliable recipe as our Victoria Sponge but with the addition of some crunchy poppy seeds. We tend to use a shop bought lemon curd as this recipe only requires a few tablespoons however we do try to purchase a curd that has a thick and creamy consistency to make the cake even more indulgent. Continue reading “Lemon and poppy seed sponge cake with lemon curd and whipped vanilla cream”

Chocolate · Comfort food · Dessert · Eating Out · Food Festivals · Portsmouth food · Southsea Food

The British Street Food Awards 2018: South heats

The sun was shining brightly on Portsmouth over the May bank holiday weekend and we couldn’t think of anything better than chomping through some flavoursome street food and enjoying the gorgeous weather.   Continue reading “The British Street Food Awards 2018: South heats”

Baking · Cake · Comfort food · Dessert · Homemade · Recipes

Victoria sponge cake with whipped vanilla cream and raspberry jam

This cake was made using 2 (19.5 cm X 3.5cm) round sandwich tins.

This timeless classic has to be one of our favourites cakes of all time. The recipe comes from our primary school cookery classes and the only alteration we’ve made is changing the vanilla extract with vanilla pods for a more robust flavour.  Continue reading “Victoria sponge cake with whipped vanilla cream and raspberry jam”