http://cherwellboathouse.co.uk/ This place is serving delicious food at the moment. We've been a few times over the years and we were never blown away by the food. But we had friends visiting from overseas recently and decided to take them somewhere a bit different. So we really booked the Cherwell Boathouse for its location, with… Continue reading The Cherwell Boathouse
Not many desserts spell summer like Eton Mess. Crunchy meringue, whipped cream and strawberry sauce is a winning combination, best served al fresco. And it's one that can be prepped in advance and then assembled when ready to eat. Children love joining in at this stage too - prepping - and eating that is. The… Continue reading A quintessentially English dessert with an Indian twist
Recently we were invited on this amazing yachting holiday by friends on a private yacht with its own chef ( I know - get me holidaying like Beyoncé) One evening Chef Tom (as he was affectionately called by us) served up his usual fabulous food and the potatoe purée had this wonderfully distinctive taste. I… Continue reading The ingredient that turns the humble Mac n Cheese into a gourmet meal
Visited Pho Oxford recently with my niece to meet up with a few girlfriends over lunch. Friends chose the venue and I hadn't been before. When we first walked in, I must admit I thought it was a bit grundgy but I was just being a snob. The restaurant serves up tasty, honest Vietnamese, Asian,… Continue reading Pho Westgate Oxford – Vietnamese Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
We are having the most amazing sunshine for May! The kind that makes you think it's earlier than it is so you actually have the energy to go out in the evenings so a couple of weeks ago we decided to go out for a meal at Gee's on the Banbury Road in Oxford. Gee's… Continue reading Gee’s Restaurant
How many cups of coffee do you need to have in the morning before you feel like a fully functioning human? One or two and then maybe one after lunch to wave off the four o’clock slump? At one time or another we’ve all tried to fend off tiredness with an extra cup of the… Continue reading Coffee: is it good or bad for you?