How to make apple and blackberry gin

How to make apple and blackberry gin

Who doesn’t like the spirit of the moment? Thanks to restrictions lifted by the government we’re all enjoying a gin resurgence and the industry is booming.

We have a lovely collection of gin but a few ropey old bottles have remained in our alcohol cupboard for far longer than I care to admit.

I love making my own gin infusions and I shamelessly stole this idea from a friend who shared her recipe with me on Instagram. This is a great way to make a plain gin something special and worthwhile drinking. It also would make a great gift, two years ago I made earl grey gin which went down very well with all who received it.

Here’s how I made it, it’s really simple and will make you look like a domestic goddess, Nigella eat your heart out!

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A cosy lunch at Salt Cafe

A cosy lunch at Salt Cafe

Looking for a cosy spot to hide away from the weather and grab a bite to eat? Salt Cafe at WicorMarine Yacht Haven in Porchester, is so warm and inviting, here’s my delicious lunch review from my first visit. Continue reading “A cosy lunch at Salt Cafe”

New food is on the menu at Wahaca!

New food is on the menu at Wahaca!

Mexican market food was just the ticket on a sunny evening – it gave me all the holiday vibes. Wahaca have a little terrace in Southampton that catches the late afternoon sun, I could have sat there all night!

I joined blogging beauty Alice Spake for the evening to discover the new items on the menu*, come and take a look…

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And I said, “What about Breakfast at Rawberry’s?”

And I said, “What about Breakfast at Rawberry’s?”

You know me, the mere whiff of some freshly ground coffee and a flash of bright green avocado will have me seeking out the newest foodie spot to try.

So it was inevitable that I was going to be instantly drawn to Rawberry and it’s raw, veggie, vegan vibes!

Come and take a look around…

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A Mauritian brunch at Lakaz Maman

A Mauritian brunch at Lakaz Maman

If you’re looking for brunch with a difference in Southampton, head over to Lakaz Maman.

It’s the first restaurant from Shelina Permalloo, who won MasterChef UK in 2012, and it now has a breakfast menu that will transport you to the streets of Mauritius.

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Cabana brings Brazilian street food to Southampton

Cabana brings Brazilian street food to Southampton

BOM DIA! Bang the drums, put on some Sergio Mendes and do the samba because newly opened Cabana has brought brilliant Brazilian street food to Southampton.

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Southampton gets stylish with the launch of All Bar One

Southampton gets stylish with the launch of All Bar One

It’s been a busy week. The next wave of restaurants and bars opened at Southampton’s new Westquay building.

All Bar One celebrated its launch with a VIP party which showcased its menu and cocktails. I was lucky to receive an invite to see what this new hot spot has to offer.

These openings are a welcome break from the usual tedium of January, there’s nothing like sipping cocktails while laughing with friends to keep the nip of winter away.  Continue reading “Southampton gets stylish with the launch of All Bar One”