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REVIEW: THE GREYHOUND, FRIAR GATE, DERBY

REVIEW: THE GREYHOUND, FRIAR GATE, DERBY

*Ad-Gifted   Did you know there are 91 days to the US election? I have been known to take the day off work as I watch the results roll in, during the late twilight hours. (I learnt the hard way when one year, I cockily thought I could watch the US elections AND make it into work. That was tough…

REVIEW: HONEST PIZZAS, DERBY

REVIEW: HONEST PIZZAS, DERBY

*Gifted-ad* Thank you Honest Pizzas for the complimentary pizza evening. I ordered via their website, picked up the precious cargo, hurried home and tucked in. From the ease of ordering via website, to the option of having take-away tiramisu (a rarity for a take-away pizza place), Honest Pizzas is a welcome addition to Derby’s dining scene.     It is…

RECIPE: CHRISTMAS COOKIES IN SUMMER

RECIPE: CHRISTMAS COOKIES IN SUMMER

Sorry for mentioning the C word, especially in the midst of summer, but I am a little in love with this recipe for Christmas cookies. In my defence, the weather has been rubbish of late, the grey skies, chilly evenings and constant rain feeling deceptively wintry. Plus, this recipe doesn’t really have Christmas spices (like cloves or cinnamon), so it…

REVIEW: VONHAUS | VONCHEF PANS

REVIEW: VONHAUS | VONCHEF PANS

*Gifted* As the UK takes tentative steps to ease lockdown, I wanted to ask how you were doing? I am finding that I am cooking more, baking less (more on that later), and generally appreciating the comfort of my cosy kitchen. I find cooking soothes my soul; I can’t control the crazy Covid situation, but I can retain some sort…

RECIPE: LEFTOVER BUTTERCREAM COOKIES

I don’t like wasting food, and have been even more conscious of ingredients being precious commodities since lockdown began two months ago. This recipe is one I played around with last year, and I kept meaning to write it up, but just never got round to it. As I smash through my To Cook List, expect more recipes to be…

REVIEW: THE BOX BAKERY

REVIEW: THE BOX BAKERY

*Gifted*   Firstly, this post is for anyone who eats bread. Secondly, if you’re trying to be more vegetarian, embrace National Vegetarian Week that kicks off yesterday, and explore vegetarian-friendly foods such as The Box Bakery bread.   At the time of writing, the hashtag #LockdownBaking has over 50,000 results. No matter where you are on your baking journey –…

HOW ARE YOU?

HOW ARE YOU?

At the time of writing, there are 4.1million confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide, 277,434 deaths and latent confidence of a vaccine that can be brought to market any time soon. It’s a new virus that has sparked draconian measures, never before seen in peacetime UK.     I’ll be honest – I’ve stopped watching the news on a daily basis, instead…

RESTAURANT OFFERINGS IN DERBY DURING COVID19

RESTAURANT OFFERINGS IN DERBY DURING COVID19

**List updated 12/06/20 – 16:07** Some eateries are adapting to offer takeaway and collection services; below is a list of places that would really appreciate your custom.    Please also note, that due to the mercurial nature of the news surrounding Covid-19, this information will invariably change. Please therefore check in with the eatery and give them a call beforehand. …