Thai salmon fishcakes with pickled red cabbage salad

Welcome to the world’s easiest midweek meal. Why is it so easy, you ask? Well, it makes the most of shop-bought fishcakes and takes less than ten minutes from hob to table. Sounds good? Get going then: Serves two || 10 minutes || Easy What you need:  Waitrose pan-fried Thai salmon fishcakes 1 large carrot,…

Chocolate Easter egg Nutella cookies

Chocolate on chocolate on… yep, you guessed it, even more chocolate. What more could you ask for in a sweet treat? Makes 10    ||    35 mins    ||    Easy What you need:  100g of softened butter 130g of brown sugar 1 medium egg yolk 30g cocoa 130g of self-raising flour 1/4 tsp…

Top tips for Cuba

In June I was lucky enough to travel to Cuba with my mum and little sister. We spent two weeks sipping on cocktails and lazing around in the sunny resorts of Havana and Valadero. It was lush and I throughly recommend that everyone goes at least once in their life. Unusual for us we rocked up…

5 Ways to support fairtrade without even trying

When you’re rushing around, guzzling cups of coffee just for the caffeine hit, or nibbling on a chocolate bar as you check your emails at your desk, it can be easy to forget about where all these treats we take for granted come from. But if Fairtrade Fortnight is going to teach us anything, then it’s that…

11 things to eat, drink and see in Camden Lock Market

Check out my round-up of the best things to eat, drink and see in Camden Market. From a dazzling Turkish light shop to gluten-free Venezuelan street food and a one-room micro gin distillery, London’s largest marketplace has it all. Food and drink:  1) Eden Ethiopian Coffee Fuel your caffeine addiction at this tiny stall situated…

Minal’s Salmon and Bramley Apple Curry

My lovely neighbour Menal has been teaching me how to make quick and easy Indian food. She’s a fantastic cook (and a great teacher!). This is her salmon and bramley apple curry (a twist on a traditional meen curry) recipe. It’s absolutely divine, really easy to put together and you have to try it. Most…

The Taj Mahal Bosnian Cuisine, Dubrovnik, Croatia

There’s a weird sense of magic hanging over this city, the kind of feeling that makes your fingertips lightly tingle. I’m not really sure what it is about this place but perhaps it has something to do with how the tight narrow alleyways of Dubrovnik’s Old Town are bursting at the seams, crammed full of…

Fig Cafe Bar, Hvar, Croatia

Tucked away down a secluded cobbled side street in downtown Hvar is Fig Cafe Bar. Quirky and quaint, this place manages to wow with flavour-packed food despite serving out of the tiniest kitchen you have ever seen. What they’re cooking:  Their chef Greg worked on megayachts for nearly a decade (maybe that’s how they manage to…

Pizzeria Topolino, Bol, Croatia

This review is going to be short and sweet because there are just three things you need to know about this place: 1) Their stone baked pizzas are amazing Look at all the crispy bacon and crunchy green chilis *drools slightly*   2) They’re so big they’ll overspill the plate   Dominoes eat your heart…

6 Things to do in Bol, Croatia

Bol is a tiny seaside town on the South side of Brač island. Despite having a population of less than 2,000 people, this place is full of amazing (and cheap) hotels and apartments. There’s a world famous beach (the Zlatni Rat… which translates as Golden Cape) and a stunning white stone promenade that stretches almost…

Brasserie On 07, Split, Croatia

Brasserie On 07 overlooks Split’s dazzling white stone harbourside and seems to be (if TripAdvisor is anything to go be) one of the town’s most popular tourist spots. 07’s interior is beautiful. Think clean lines, a bold chandelier throwing its light across the whole room and cream walls with splashes of complimentary blue and sand…

UJE OIL BAR, Split, Croatia

UJE Oil Bar in Split, Croatia, is an olive oil bar and delicatessen aimed at promoting top quality local produce and the easy, laid-back Croatian lifestyle. In a nutshell: If you’re looking to sample Croatian cuisine then UJE Oil Bar is the place to go. Croatia has always been famous for its olive oil production…

8 Things to do in Split for next to nothing

If you’re travelling on a budget then this post is for you. That said, since we only stayed in Split for 3 days I wouldn’t, however, call it a comprehensive guide. So if you’re reading this and you happen to have already been to Split and you see some glaring holes in my guide then…

Top tips for Croatia

I did a thing… I graduated from the University of Bristol and then went on holiday to celebrate. It was great. Now let me tell you all about it in a series of blog posts absolutely crammed full of stories about my Croatian adventures, suggestions on what to do, where to go, and a sh*t…

Strawberry and Basil Buttercream

This recipe was inspired by the ever brilliant Sarah Kieffer (The Vanilla Bean Blog) who’s original recipe involved blackberries and basil. Can’t take credit for the method but can recommend that you check out her blog and give this one a go as it tastes absolutely lush! Time: 40 mins //  Refrigerate overnight // Difficulty: Easy What you’ll need:…

Graduation lunch at Zero Degrees, Bristol

Guys I did it, I graduated! I made it through uni, got my 2:1 and, to top it all off, I managed to make it across the stage without tripping and falling. I’d call that a success, wouldn’t you? Anyway, it’s been a couple of weeks since the ceremony, I’ve settle back into life in…

Mango, Blueberry and Elderflower Smoothie Bowl

If you’ve spent the last week or so celebrating the end of university exams like I have, then you’ll know that feeling hungover in the summer sun is not fun. All that partying is starting to take its toll and you’re probably feeling more than a little grim right now. However, I have a solution…

Mojito Cake: this is why we can’t have nice things

Classic cocktail flavours plus pre-mixed cake mix, what could go wrong?… Apparently a lot. So last month mum came home with this mojito flavoured cake mix from France. It looked really fun and was something of a rift on that ‘cute’ Pinterest trend that’s led people to keep everything from salads to bath salts in mason jars…

Burger and lobster

Do you struggle to pick what you want off the menu? Always spending time ‘umming’ and ‘ahhing’ over what to get? Well if you want to make things more streamline then Burger and Lobster is for you. There’s only three things on offer here. Two of them involve lobster, the other’s burger. Who would have…

Cajan Pepper Scrambled Eggs with all the extras

Fact: cajan pepper has the ability to make every single one of your tastebuds tingle. It’s that good. Especially when you combine it with some perfectly cooked scrambled eggs, crispy bacon and fresh avocado on a beautifully toasted bagel.What you’ll need: 2 fresh, free-range eggs 2 strips of unsmoked bacon 1/2 an avocado 1 handful…

Anna Cake Couture

Let me ask you a question, are you looking for somewhere to have a cup of tea, nibble on some cake and pretend to… be unbelievably classy? Was the answer to that question yes? Good. Then Anna Cake Couture in Clifton Village is definitely the place for you. These photos were taking from my Birthday celebrations…

Quick and Easy Cheesy Penne Pasta

Okay so, I’m going to come right out and just say it. One of my biggest achievements at uni has got to be mastering a basic pasta sauce. And I’m not banging on about your everyday tomato-based purée. Oh no, I’m talking about a cheesy, garlicky, Greek yoghurt ambrosia. Yep, that’s right, Greek yoghurt. If you’re…

Indulgent Homemade Chocolate Truffles

You know those kind of days where you have loads of reading to do and instead of doing it you procrastinate with a load of other tasks… like making truffles and what not. Yeah, so today was one of those days. Oops. Get ready to get your hands dirty, the mixture is incredibly sticky. If…

Mango, Blueberry and Spinach Smoothie Bowl

So much fruit went into this smoothie bowl it was ridiculous. Not going to lie, I did not expect the smoothie to be such a deep, rich purple. What you’ll need: 1 Mango 2 Kiwis 2 Handfuls of Frozen Blueberries Handful of Spinach 3 Tablespoons of raspberry yoghurt Splash of milk Granola What to do:…