Cakes

The Best Orange Cake Ever

I was so excited to see a picture of the delicious upside down orange

Hi I’m Helen, welcome to my informal food blog. As the title suggests, I love a good coffee as well as great food (whether it’s eating out or eating in). We also enjoy discovering new places as well as new ingredients. Keeping life simple is key, as is enjoying a daily coffee.
LATEST BLOG POSTS

How to Make the Best Spicy Pork Burgers

Let’s face it, we all need burgers in our lives. I’m not talking about heading out for a Big Mac or a whopper (although I’m guilty of consuming both at times) I’m talking about creating your very own gourmet burgers at home and these are the best spicy pork burgers ever!

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Easy Chicken with Orzo Recipe

This is a recipe taken from Nigella’s Cook, Eat, Repeat. It’s such an easy recipe, as it really looks after itself, but honestly, the flavour of the plumped out orzo, after it’s absorbed all the chicken juices is just so delicious – you’ve got to try it. It’s an all-round crowd-pleaser, perfect family food.

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Christmas 2020

Hi Everyone, I hope that everyone is feeling well, athough I know that there are those who aren’t. It’s been

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Easy Singapore Noodles

Noodles are just so versatile aren’t they? Adding just a few ingredients and you’ve got a tasty and usually nutritional meal made up in minutes. Try this Singapore Noodle recipe. It’s delicious.

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Bottle and Thyme

August not only signifies the build up to the forthcoming X Factor and Strictly Come Dancing series (Rev Richard Coles

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Love food, hate waste

I can’t believe it’s August already….which means that it’s only a few weeks until X factor starts again, which of

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About Me

WELCOME, THANKS FOR STOPPING BY
Welcome to my coffee and food blog – my daily essentials. Please feel free to have a nosey around this blog site. It’s not just a recipe site (although you will find lots of great recipes), it’s also a small insight into my day to day living.

So first off – I’m Helen a passionate coffee drinker and good food eater and also the founder of Feistic copy, content and PR (just so there’s a link to my actual real job). I’m fortunate enough to have a full and busy life, working and juggling all that goes on. With a passion for all things coffee and food-related, I also love keeping up to date with lifestyle trends. Because of my love for the aforementioned coffee and food, I do try and keep fit, but it’s admittedly, it’s a battle, so I put my trust in lotions and potions (hoping and praying for miracles instead).

I never tire of finding new beauty products to trying and tasting the latest recipes and food trends (within reason). I have a trusty helper in the form of my daughter Charlotte and I have a son too – Oliver. ‘Ollie’ is more interested in eating food rather than getting his hands dirty and cooking it – but that’s fine. My other half Andrew is my biggest food critic and my coffee barista/personal cocktail maker. He benefits from my experimental cooking and regularly dabbles himself…. actually he’s quite good.

Our family is completed with Berkeley, our bouncy cockapoo and Wilson our miniature Dachshund. They’re both mad, energetic and always hungry….just like the rest of us. We have a get stuck in approach to life in general, but as long as there’s coffee and food involved somewhere along the way – we get by just fine. Coffee and Food brings everyone together and that’s just how we like it.

Having spent time living in London for 20 years, I have accumulated an eclectic mix of work experience, from working in the hotel industry (including a stint at The Savoy) to working for an international rock star. As you can imagine, I met a fair mix of people from all walks of life – nothing better! No matter where I’ve worked though – coffee, food and lifestyle has always been an integral part of my life and continues to be. Whether it’s a catch up with friends over coffee (usually with cake) or sharing new products and ideas over a friendly and informal meal. Coffee and food brings us all together and I love it! People’s person is such a cliche term but I genuinely do love people and finding out about their backgrounds, cultures, life stories.