Wednesday night is usually punctuated with the “top-up shop”, but not this week. Unsurprisingly, I’ve learned is that I eat way too much normally (who would have guessed…), and a “recommended” serving portion will fill me until the next meal – but the lack of exciting ingredients certainly makes the food bland.
Part of my goal in doing this was to show that actually, you can eat somewhat OK food, if you try and come up with creative recipes. Well, three days in and I’ve realised you certainly can’t have any creativity at this budget.
Not feeling as hungry as I thought I would now, but I’ll take that as a sign it is going to get much worse as the week goes on. I now appreciate that you can eat on £1/day if needs really be, which makes me wonder how some people struggle putting food on the table. On the other hand, it’s easy to see how fast food is an incredibly easy option to get something that resembles food, for very little cost – a McDonalds 89p hamburger comes to mind, but I think we all know how unfulfilled that leaves you feeling…
It is Sunday night. I’ve spent the past few hours trying to work out how I can get “the best bang for my buck”. I am attempting to complete a week of living on £1/day food cost, i.e “Live Below the Line”, in partnership with Oxfam GB.
I am going to stick my neck out and call this the best satisfying brunch ever. It ticks all the boxes you need when suffering the effects of a big night out – bread, meat, eggs and something spicy. It’s a dirty version of eggs Benedict really, which glorious as it is, has been done to death on the recipe blogs.
It has been a quiet & confused few months on the blog, but behind the scenes, we’ve been go go go. Apart from living off sweet potato wedges and hummus, we’ve been to a ton of “blogger” type things. Here’s your amuse bouche.
Fancy yourself as a bit of a baker? Love the warming aroma of fresh gingerbread, or decorating houses made from cake? Or just eating them? You’re in luck.
I’ve been a bad blogger.
We still haven’t managed to get down to Boost yet – it is always rammed on a Saturday afternoon, but they were kind enough to send us over some freebies for you canny lot.
Win 10 free Boost drinks!
As part of the wonderful Festival of the North East, we were recently invited by DFDS Seaways to sample some food on board the mighty Princess Seaways, as part of the interesting/creative Foghorn Requiem event. Sunderland legend the Souter lighthouse is soon to be decommissioned, so it was a grand way for the local landmark to bow out, and what better way for us to watch the performance from the largest ship in the armada scoffing our faces!
Shedloads of great tea.
2012. The world didn’t end, we won at the Olympics, and even celebrated our Queenie.
We’re pretty modest around here, never actively seeking attention and will always take the stance of “whatever happens happens. However, while casually checking Google Analytics today there was a referral from blognorthawards.com…
Jumping on the bandwagon of end of year awards, here’s our take on it. We’ve ate a lot in 2011, and these are just the one’s that have stuck in the mind the most for being tasty and delicious, if not the most expensive or technically amazing dishes. Let your turkey leftovers settle today and perhaps pay any of these guys a visit in the coming year. Favourite Restaurant of the Year 2011 THE FEATHERS INN Very hesitant to call…
Hotel Chocolat were nice enough to send us some treats from their christmas line, here’s what we thought! Mulled Wine Cherries (£8.50) "Succulent cherries soaked in fortified wine spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves, then enrobed in thick dark chocolate." Following on from their line of fruity bits soaked in various chocolatey goodness, the seasonal version is cherries soaked in christmas-style mulled wine. If you’ve had the kirsch cherries or rum sultanas you’ll know what to expect - only more…