• Italy
  • Trattoria La Grotta Della Rana, San Sano, Italy

    La Grotta Della Rana, Trattoria Grotta della Rana, Frog in the Fountain, San Sano, Italy, Chianti, Gaiole in chianti, San Sano in Chianti, Ricasoli, Brolio, Chianti classico,

    Geoff and I were staying in the beautiful Chianti region of Tuscany which we have been to many times. We went in the middle of May for two reasons, one because it wouldn’t be too hot (we can’t do too hot) and the best reason of all, was because the Giro d’Italia was in town. […]

  • Portsmouth
  • Manna pop-up Michelin restaurant

    Michelin, Manna, Manna Tearooms, Old Portsmouth, Melbourne, Australia, food bloggers, foodie, food blogger, south coast food blogger, mother & daughter food bloggers, Jamie Stapleton-burns, The Black Rat, The black Rat Winchester, Winchester, Michelin chef, pulled pork, carrot cake, Hampshire, salmon, quail, sea buckthorn, sea buckthorn granita, pop-up restaurant, pop up restaurant, Ricasoli, Waitrose chianti classico,

    Manna Tearooms¬†in Old Portsmouth, Hampshire is on our list of ‘favourite’ places to eat. We’ve been going there for a few years now and the food is always consistent. The cakes are all homemade and are, we think the best around. The carrot cake is most definitely the best we’ve ever had and the pineapple […]

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  • Simply Cook

    Before you start reading this post, may I ask you to do Helen and I a huge favour please? If you enjoy reading our blog could you please take 5 minutes out of your time to vote for us in the UK Blog Awards? Here is the link¬†and it’s also on the side of this […]

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  • Christmas Gift Ideas

    Every year I aim to start buying Christmas presents early and every year, I fail to do so. The problem is, if you buy gifts too early the receiver either goes out and buys it for themselves anyway, which results in you having to exchange it and then think of something else for that person, […]