My Birthday…In Food Porn

Had a wonderful Birthday…Lunch at Laduree, evening meal at Dinner and a stay over at The St Pancras Hotel. Came home and demolished a whole box of chocolates lol 🙂








Am i all foodied out? Nah lol…i could do it all again tomorrow! 😉



I’ve been making Minestrone for years, and I can honestly say, hand on heart that every time I make it…it’s different lol

I tend to throw in what I have in the cupboards and today’s “version” included a squirt of Tomato Ketchup (because I only had 2 tins of chopped tomatoes) and macaroni along with chopped carrots, onions, celery, Savoy Cabbage, bacon, garlic, baked beans, tomato purée and chicken stock. All served up with a Ciabatta (from the bread machine), a bowl of olive oil and balsamic vinegar and a piece of Parmesan to grate over the top.

Could it actually be my signature dish? Going back to my Italian roots? 😉 My daughter seems to think so! She was stopped in the street recently by a film crew who asked her what her favourite meal in the whole world was…her response? “My mums Minestrone.” Praise indeed! The programme had something to do with Jamie Oliver, so let’s just hope he doesn’t ring me up for the recipe…I wouldn’t know where to start lol

Dessert was a Coconut & Lime cake which was lovely. It was made using the “all in one” method and instead of sugar used Condensed Milk (the remains of the can will be going on my porridge tomorrow!).

And then when The Hubster came home he handed me a bag…a Laduree bag *beams* So I now have 6 Rose Macaroons sitting in the fridge, so perhaps breakfast won’t be porridge after all tomorrow 😉

Do you think you have a signature dish?