Recipe: John West Creations – tuna with wild rice, Indian style lentils

Last week, Immediate Insiders sent me a John West Creations product to review. What’s great about this trial (run in association with the Immediate Insiders Panel across Good Food, delicious and Olive) is that opinion at grassroots level is canvassed, to raise brand awareness and gauge popularity of the product. I received a pack of ...

Restaurant Review: Stones Restaurant, Matlock, Derbyshire

What do Jason Statham, Timothy Dalton and Stones Restaurant have in common? They all have connections to Derbyshire. Whilst the likelihood was slim of seeing our Jay or Tim mooching around Derbyshire, I was looking forward to visiting Stones Restaurant nestled slap bang in the centre of the sleepy market town of Matlock. The restaurant is ...

Post event write-up: The Gin Festival, Nottingham

Last weekend, I was lucky to be invited to The Gin Festival, Nottingham. Held in the spacious Conference Centre on Burton Street, the UK’s largest Gin Festival kicked off a joyous weekend. I’ll be honest, gin isn’t my drink of choice, so I saw this is an opportunity to broaden my horizons, get experimental and ...

Bargainous Rice Steamer + Tiger Loaf = Lidl Rocks!

Hello! How are you? It’s Sunday night all over again and I cannot help but think, “Where on earth has the weekend gone?” One of the joys of being a writer, is that it’s very rare you’re “off duty”. I suspect my brain doesn’t know when, or even how to switch off. I always have ...