Easy Bramble Vodka

January 08, 2017

So as we take down the last of the christmas decorations I have decided to try and make one of my resolutions this year to re-ignite my love of blogging. 

This little beauty has been stewing for a while now (approximately 3 months and is now lovely and drinkable! Its super easy to do. I simply took a lovely antique stopper bottle, added approximately 1kg of brambles (blackberries) 250g of caster sugar and then filled the bottle with vodka. 

I gave the bottle a good shake and then left it to infuse away! It's very sweet and syrupy now and great added to lemonade. 

Hope you enjoy and send me some photos if you make it! 


September 28, 2016

When I want a lunch thats filling and tasty, halloumi is my number one go to. It's meaty texture means you feel full and satisfied and I admit I'm addicted to the stuff. Continuing my theme of student food from last time, this wrap is perfect for an easy meal. 

For this wrap I took a wholemeal wrap, chopped plum tomatoes, chopped cucumber, a bit of sweet chilli sauce and added a stack of griddled halloumi. I also like to sprinkle some dried chilli onto the cheese while its cooking for an extra kick!


September 22, 2016

So last week my little sister went off to university. A few days later I got a phone call off her to ask how long she needed to microwave pre-prepared spag bol for. This made me realise how much I took being able to cook at university for granted! As a student you don't have much spare cash but this easy meal can be frozen for a few days worth of home made ready meals, or stick a tin of beans and a couple of teaspoons of chopped chilli and paprika to turn it into an easy next day chilli!

 Most of these ingredients are pretty easy to get hold of and once you have them in the cupboard they can be used to add a bunch of flavour easily to any meal. I like to shop in places like Aldi as you can't beat value for money!


500g Mince meat (Beef, lamb or turkey its up to your preference!)
1 carton Pasata 
2 tsp garlic puree (fresh or cheat and use a tube!) 
2 tbsp Tomato Puree 
2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce 
1 red onion finely chopped 
dash of paprika 
1 beef stock pot (oxo, knorrs or bits any works!)
salt and pepper for seasoning 
Dried Spaghetti 
2 tbsp Oil for frying 

First of all get a decent size pan and whack your oil in. Heat up the oil and then add in the onions fry for 2-3 minutes then add the garlic fry for a minute more then add the mince meat. Add the paprika and then cook off till brown.

After this I like to drain some of the fat off, even if it's just a couple of tablespoons. Then add the tomato puree, stock pot, Worcestershire sauce and pasata. Give it a good stir and bring the heat down to a simmer.

Meanwhile, pop a pan of water on to boil, salt it well and add your pasta in. This takes about 8 minutes to cook. Keep stirring your sauce and add salt and pepper to season. Once your pasta has cooked, drain it, pile it all on a plate and tuck in!

Review: Whittard Of Chelsea Turkish Apple Tea

September 04, 2016

This instant tea from whittard is one of my ultimate favourites! It's super fruity and a perfect drink as these days are starting to develop a crisp autumn edge. 

The only downside is that it only lasts me about a week as I drink cup after cup. 


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