Quill, Manchester – restaurant review

I’m not one for frippery; I’m that one who nods sagely along to Masterchef when Greg lambasts a contestant for putting things on plates he can’t eat…

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Living with Hypoparathyroidism

This month I learned a new word: hypoparathyroidism.
Not only is it quite a mouthful, but that one word has made me evaluate how every single piece of food I consume…

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Mince Pies – which should you buy?

It’s ten days until Christmas and for those of us who live to feed others, but are too disorganised to have bulk bought in October, our thoughts now turn to…

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San Carlo Bottega – Selfridges, Manchester

I’m not saying it’s my best trait, but I’m known for being slightly, ever so slightly, competitive (slightly? Your uni housemates nicknamed you ‘Monica’ – ed). If I were to pop psychoanalyse myself (as one does in the wee small hours), I would say this all stems from having a father who, instead of playing…

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Christmas Sparkle Hamper – Hampergifts

I love a good hamper – the pleasing creak of the wicker, the anticipation as you undo the sturdy leather straps, burying your hands in the oodles of filling to find the unknown treasures contained with in – and you can even use the hamper again once you’ve gorged on its innards. I used to…

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Dining Alone

I’ve never dined alone before – this statement doesn’t count the hours I while away in coffee shops, the sushi I grab for my lunch or the food eaten al desko – to qualify, this statement relates solely to evening restaurant dining; table for one, ALONE. And something I experienced first hand last night. Don’t wheel out the violins…

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Foodie Penpals – Salty Sweetness in a Box

This month’s foodie penal was a bit of a nightmare – not because of the person I was teamed with, lord no, but the fact that I don’t get post delivered at work during the summer (it’s a school, I’m the only one here) and it took me ages to catch up with the parcel…

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Competition time!

What’s your favourite spring time risotto? Spring is springing, birds are singing and we’ve got a corker of a competition for you. In collaboration with Essential Cuisine Home Chef Stocks (for more on their wonderful products check here), Noshy wants to know what your favourite spring time risotto is. Keep your ideas seasonal and take some inspiration…

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Vive le Cheese Tasting, Soup Kitchen – Manchester

Anyone who has read by blog or tweets will agree that I am completely addicted to cheese. It can happen to the best of us and it’s happened to me. So imagine my delight to find Vive le Cheese; the people who have the job of promoting French cheese (can I  have a job there…

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