• Food,  Recipes,  Review

    Christmas Shopping for a Foodie?

    Harvey Nichols would not normally be my first port of call for Christmas shopping. I shudder at the sight of the store in Leeds, only because I assume that every single item within its doors can only be bought with a bar of gold. I was asked to review a food Christmas gift item though, and was obviously thrilled. Out of a list I chose this, the Easy Tasty Magic Alchemic Larder: Why wouldn’t you? What isn’t fun about it? It has the word magic in the name, and that is an instant seller for the likes of me. The box is opened to reveal a huge collection of different…

  • Food,  Recipes

    Lemon Pepper Chicken

    In our early 20s, Mr M and I ditched pre-made jars of sauce from the house. We’d never enjoyed them that much, they just seemed easy at the time. While there are many, many reasons to make your own sauces (the main ones being homemade is nicer and NOT FULL OF EVIL RUBBISH) that is not what this post is about… There is though, I admit, one jar of gloop that I miss; a lemon pepper sauce, that when fried with chicken and veg created sticky and sharp, peppery deliciousness… I’ve been trying to recreate it recently, and because they don’t make this sauce any more I’ve had to use…