Panzanella

Panzanella

This is a great recipe if you have some stale bread, it has to be good bread and certainly not white sliced. I used my personal favourite elderflower sourdough from Staff of Life bakery. Ingredients (serves 2-4) 100g of stale bread 4 medium tomatoes 1 roasted red...
Ulverston Food Festival 2015

Ulverston Food Festival 2015

A bright sunny Saturday¬†saw in the second annual Ulverston food festival and it didn’t disappoint. Organised by Taste Cumbria the streets of Ulverston were awash with stalls and the hustle and bustle of festival goers. Armed with my pint of First Emperor from...
The Perfect Liqueur Coffee

The Perfect Liqueur Coffee

I’ve always struggled with making my own liqueur coffee, getting the cream to float on top every time can be tricky. So I asked Nicki from The Wheatsheaf Inn, Brigsteer (Cumbria Life’s 2015 dining pub of the year) for some pointers on how to make the...
Stilton, Bacon and Grape Ciabatta

Stilton, Bacon and Grape Ciabatta

As it’s British sandwich week (11th-17th May) I thought I’d share my favourite sandwich combination. I first came across this sandwich at a sandwich bar called Porters in Kendal. Years after the owners moved away I still haven’t seen this combination...
Pita Bread Diet

Pita Bread Diet

So the basic premise of this diet is you can have anything you like as long as it fits in a pita bread. The size of a average pita will help you keep a hold on portion sizes. Have your normal breakfast and lunch and then a pita for dinner. Combined with exercise...