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The Manchester Camelopard has changed its spots – Giraffe

Not so long ago I travelled through Manchester Airport and had a dreadful experience at The Grain Loft for breakfast. This time, on the way to Spain we were in the same terminal around lunchtime. After a short scout around, … Continue reading

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Christine’s Just Stop – excellent Bajan home cooking

Whenever I travel I like to try the local food. The beachfront bars and restaurants all seem to carry the same menu and try to give a flavour but it is almost always toned down a little for the tourist … Continue reading

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In search of the perfect rice and peas… It’s your Mom’s

I’ve underestimated rice and peas. During our trip to Barbados we have been offered it as a side dish in every cafe we stopped at. It’s a tasty accompaniment which clearly has a cultural significance in this part of the … Continue reading

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Table 8 – Wedmore, Somerset.

On a recent trip to visit friends in Somerset we had an evening out incorporating the usual curry. Our hosts know a good curry and we’ve not had a bad meal out with them. We’ve tried a few in the … Continue reading

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Cypriot impressions – a week all-inclusive in Ayia Napa

I’ve just returned from a very pleasant week in Cyprus staying in an all-inclusive hotel close to Ayia Napa. Since you are asking, the weather was great (sunbathing in the sun, needed a jumper in the shade). The sea is … Continue reading

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British Pubs: The Bowling Green, Ashbourne, Derbyshire

  I’ve only ever been to the Bowling Green in Ashbourne in darkness I think. The pub is located on the edge of the town centre up a steep hill on the road to Buxton. I live on the hill … Continue reading

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Waitrose Chicken drumsticks and thighs with Ras el Hanout, preserved lemon and apricot – 3/10

I wrote before about the role of convenience food in everyday life. It would be great if we could prepare everything from scratch but life’s just not like that. I do appreciate the modern TV chefs who recognise that the … Continue reading

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Jamie Oliver’s Chicken in Milk – delicious but….

I couldn’t really ignore Jamie’s chicken in milk recipe. It was touted by food52.com as the best chicken recipe ever so I needed to give it a go. The ingredients are crazy – chicken, ten garlic cloves, lemon zest from … Continue reading

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El Chupitos, Newlands Avenue, Hull 9/10

When we brought our daughter back from University we made a trip along Newlands Avenue in Hull and came across The Boathouse and had a thoroughly disappointing experience. Well this week we took her back again and headed along Newlands … Continue reading

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Barburrito Kitchen 7/10

On a busy shopping day at the Trafford Centre we chose Barburrito Kitchen. I love texmex and it fitted the bill perfectly. I’d not tried this place before but the format was pretty straightforward and it was a production line … Continue reading

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