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.

Salmon and Prawn Risotto – One Pot Wonder

So it’s the school summer holidays and it’s that challenging time of the year (well – all of this year has been a challenge hasn’t it?) when a lot of parent’s are faced with the task of juggling childcare with work commitments. To be honest – as a woman, it’s just another thing that I add to my guilty parent list. Trying to fit in working with some form of ‘activity’ that doesn’t involve staring at a screen for 6 hours is hard work. Yesterday, I clocked up 22,000 steps (shout out to me there 😊) but I didn’t get...

Add a little bit of zing to your BBQ – Chimichurri sauce.

So yesterday we decided (along with most of the country I reckon) to have a family bbq (as in just us family). I do enjoy bbq food – but once I’ve eaten a burger (and maybe a hot-dog too) I don’t ever feel like eating anything else – I’m usually stuffed full of bread. Don’t get me wrong – I love bread – but I think that if you’re going to go to the slog of setting up the bbq, you want the experience to last more than that of ‘just’ eating a burger. What I mean is – I...

Baked Salmon served with a garlic, parsley and white wine butter sauce; with Samphire

Happy Tuesday everyone. I’m writing this on Monday night but the dish isn’t cooked yet, so I’ll hold out until tomorrow for the full post. Fingers crossed it cooks well – otherwise there’s going to be a title amendment….cheese on toast 😊 (nothing wrong with cheese on toast – just not tonight). We don’t eat enough fish here in our home – yet when we do, we realise just how delicious and tasty it can be. Salmon is an all-round crowd-pleaser, children will generally eat it (but please don’t blame me if they don’t!), it feels hearty enough for meat...

Roasted Vegetable and Chicken with Goats Cheese

Another week has flown by already. I’m pretty sure life in lockdown is on some kind of superfast speed setting. It’s nearly four months since lockdown life started and last Saturday (super Saturday as it’s been referred to) saw the hospitality sector finally able to open back up – albeit tentatively. For someone like me who has spent a large part of her life frequenting coffee shops, it was like Christmas. Ever since I was a teenager, I fell in love the romantic notion of a mystical ‘cafe culture’! How very way out I was ….not! Cosy and quirky places...

We’re back – June 2020

Update So, moving on a couple of years. Coffeeandfood.co.uk has been updated and is back ready and raring to go, focusing on all the latest foodie (and coffee culture) trends. Join me and my love for all things coffee and food-related. From the latest cafes and menu trends to home baking/cooking and drink inspirations. Lots of pictures and sharing ideas. Lots of love Helen

Bottle and Thyme

August not only signifies the build up to the forthcoming X Factor and Strictly Come Dancing series (Rev Richard Coles – can’t wait!); but it also brings us the middle chunk of the school summer holidays – the big chunk, the chunkiest chunk. This is the chunk that secretly sneaks up on you during your weakest moments, nudging you closer and closer; first off to the kettle for an essential caffiene fix, then to the biscuit tin for an even more essential sugar boost and then……….. before you know it – to the wine shelf in the fridge hoping that...

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 course mean’s it’s nearly Christmas……. So we had a fabulous foodie weekend: The local artisan market was on and it was also the first ever Chesterfield food and drink festival. Lots of delicious pies, cheeses, cakes and drinks (everything that you shouldn’t be eating if you’re trying to shift the pounds) on offer to try and buy (so I did both). There was also a stand for the Love food, hate waste campaign. As someone who hates wasting anything, I...