Today’s post is a savoury number. Inspired by dishes found on gastropub menus, Marks & Spencer’s Gastropub range is ever expanding. In our house we are a huge fan of their Runny Scotch Eggs and have subsequently been eyeing up their Gastropub Beef Wellington for some time. At £14.99 it’s on the expensive side for a ready meal, but on this occasion we are taking the plunge. Cooking couldn’t be simpler. Place on a baking tray, pop in the oven for 25 minutes, and hey presto it should be a beautiful medium / rare.  British beef fillet with rich mushroom and chicken liver duxelle, wrapped…

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Whilst on a dreaded trip to a Garden Centre I first came across Gnaw chocolate, the Peanut Butter bar to be precise. Aside from this I haven’t come across Gnaw until a little trip to Suffolk. Handcrafted in Gnawfolk, see what they did there, Gnaw use all natural ingredients and definitely no nasties. Running away with their imagination, there are a variety of chocolate bars, Hot Choc shots, Nibbles and Chompers on offer. The most difficult part is choosing which ones to buy.  Banoffee Pie £2.99: Caramel milk flavoured chocolate topped with banana, Gnaw have been creative with the classic British…

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The Squirrel Inn is situated just off the A3 in the village of Hurtmore and boasts a variety of locally sourced food, and the perfect place for a family gathering.  A stark comparison to the week we have had, it was a lovely sunny Saturday evening, and all the more reason to dine alfresco. For once the garden furniture was comfortable and not so squeezed together you felt you were eating on each others laps. The menu had a good mix of fish, meat and vegetarian choices that would suit everyone. Although the starters sounded rather scrummy, we skipped these and went straight…

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New season new style. Autumn is definitely my favourite season, the leaves are turning, the nights drawing in, the new season styles are filling the glossy magazines, and not to mention it’s my birthday!  The Fun Fair at Joe Browns has arrived and it is one to get excited about. When surveying what was on offer, my focus was firmly on everyday wear that was casual, yet smart enough to wear in the office. So here are my style picks.  Kick starting things is the Funky Funtime Fur Collar Jacket. I spied this in their preview email and loved it from…

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Put your hands up if you love a barbecue. If your hand is not up, why not!! It is a fact that we love a barbecue. It has indeed been known for our family to have 4 in one week – Yes that probably constitutes borderline barbecue addicts. Last Saturday proved to be the perfect day for The Mistry barbecue. This annual shindig proves to be a feast full of food, and this year was just that.  For starters – From piled high bruschetta, to pretzels, nachos and crudités to dunk in an array of homemade dips – tzatziki, guacomole, aubergine and coriander, and a…

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