All posts tagged: Squash

Jazz Up Your Tap Water With Elderbook Cordials

Apparently 1 in 8 of us in the UK don’t drink enough water, and I’m definitely one of those people. I hate it. I find it a real struggle. My doctor regularly gives me a telling off over it and Tim says I’m like a camel, storing up liquids, because I never drink! I’ve got into sparkling water recently, which I’ve found much easier to drink (mostly, I think, because my brain is being tricked into thinking I’m drinking a savagely unhealthy fizzy drink!) I first came across Elderbrook Drinks at the Tastesmiths cooking event I attended recently. They were providing the non-alcoholic beverages for the evening, but at the time, after a busy few days, the wine was calling to me! Luckily the guys at Elderbrook sent me some bottles of their cordial tonics to try out at home. Elderbrook want you to drink more water by making it more ​exciting​! ​They explain how​ ​t​he first cordials were blended by apothecaries in Renaissance Italy, who used botanicals to create health-boosting drinks designed to make …

#FoodieFriends – Ceri’s Squash, Red Lentil & Coconut Curry

This is the very first post in my new series ‘#FoodieFriends’. Many of my friends and family members are also into good food, so I thought it would be fun to dedicate a section to them. They’re not bloggers, so it gives them a place to share their recipes, restaurant experiences, and more! The first of these posts is from my amazing bestie, Ceri, who I’m sure you’ll have already read about on here. Here she is, looking stunning as my bridesmaid on my wedding day:   Ceri’s Recipe: Squash, Red Lentil & Coconut Curry, by Hemsley + Hemsley “I spotted this recipe on the Hemsley + Hemsley Instagram account as their recipe of the day and was keen to try it out having heard such good things. It was easy to make, apart from the cutting of the butternut squash (a sharp knife and arm muscles would have been useful!). It was worth it though, in not much time at all I had a delicious, heart-warming curry. I topped up the amount of chilli flakes …

A Taste Of French Flair With Teisseire

As I’m sure you’ll know by now if you’ve been reading my blog since I started it a few months ago, I love everything French. French food. French culture. French everything! Every time I go to St Pancras station (which is fairly often, as I live and work near it), the temptation to just jump on the Eurostar to Paris is huge! “But you’d need your passport,” I hear you cry! Well seeing as I can’t drive (that’s a whole other story) I’ve normally got my passport on me to use as ID. So it’s an actual possibility! When I was invited to an event hosted by French sirop brand Teisseire at Searceys Champagne Bar at St Pancras station last week, I had to lock the passport away! And I brought the lovely Ceri along with me. Teisseire might not be a recognised name in the UK yet, but it’s a well established brand across the Channel. It all began hundreds of years ago, in 1720 to be exact, when Matthieu Teisseire, a liquoriste and …