French Village Lisburn Road Brunch

Pork Belly & Polenta Cake | Weekend Brunch

French Village Lisburn Road Sunday brunches are great! It’s basically the go-ahead to unashamedly eat absolutely anything you fancy between the hours of 10am and 4pm. And a few weeks ago we headed to French Village Lisburn Road to do exactly that. This was my first in ages and in the classy surroundings of FV's … Continue reading Pork Belly & Polenta Cake | Weekend Brunch

Hot Igloo

Working in Belfast city centre coupled with living not too far from it means that most of my eating out is done in the middle of town. So it was a nice change to be asked by 1vision PR (thanks folks) to try out a still very brand new restaurant up in Glengormley. Another plus … Continue reading Hot Igloo

Father’s Day Feast

So I'm a Dad. A challenging and incredibly rewarding job, but unfortunately the pay is crap. Once a year though we get our wee day. An excuse if ever one was needed to treat myself to something tasty. Fortunate timing then that Asda sent me out a couple of pretty mean looking steaks to have. … Continue reading Father’s Day Feast

Solo Kitchen & Bar

Right so I promise the title of this post will be my first and final ‘solo’ pun. Well, maybe not, but it was my first visit here in quite a while and this time I wasn’t ‘flying solo’ (sorry! 🙂 ), I was with my wee Mammy for a belated Mother’s Day meet up (she was … Continue reading Solo Kitchen & Bar

Ohh Social

A Great Way to be Social

So there's been plenty of talk about the Ohh Social app recently from myself, other bloggers and plenty of people in general. If you haven't heard of it or haven't got a chance to look at what it’s about, read on, and also check out the fantastic offer that Ohh Social have given me for … Continue reading A Great Way to be Social

Fish City

Fish City, Ann Street, Belfast City Centre Now here we have somewhere which, as they put it themselves, is "Just what the City ordered". A fish and chip shop right in the middle of town. Marvellous! But on closer inspection, Fish City is much more than your regular wee chippy. I went along with my … Continue reading Fish City

Rowallane Garden Pumpkinfest

'Halloween is coming and the Food Blogger is getting fat!!..' Anyway, here's something a wee bit different on the blog. With Halloween fast approaching we decided to get into the spirit of things early (no pun intended). We had a fantastic day out at Rowallane Garden's Pumpkinfest yesterday.. There's plenty of places doing their own thing for … Continue reading Rowallane Garden Pumpkinfest

Cafe Le Petit Ormeau

Cafe Le Petit Ormeau, Ormeau Road, Belfast Le Petit Ormeau was the venue for an all too rare Family outing with Mum, Dad and Auntie. The cafe is situated on the Ormeau Road which has seen a lot of activity lately when it comes to opening of cafes and restaurants. So much so that there’s now … Continue reading Cafe Le Petit Ormeau

Recipe | Apple & Pomegranate Pancakes

So as its Bread & Baking month here's a really easy recipe for apple & pomegranate pancakes. The batter mix I always remember getting from one  of the many series' Jamie Oliver did a few years ago now (thanks Jamie). It's simply 4 things: 1 cup of self-raising flour 1 cup of milk 1 egg A … Continue reading Recipe | Apple & Pomegranate Pancakes

Tesco Taste Festival 2016

So it's that time of year again when a bunch of our top local food & drink companies get together in one big giant tent in the middle of Belfast and show us what they've got. The crowds descend on Custom House Square to sample, enjoy and buy some mouthwatering breads, cakes, meats, cheeses, yogurts, craft … Continue reading Tesco Taste Festival 2016

Recipe | Chicken Enchiladas

So my next recipe is Chicken Enchiladas. Slightly scary this one. I was cooking for a group of 5 people which I’d never done before. Usually I’m a one pot wonder but here I had 2 on the go, the Acti-fryer and the oven. Some serious multi-tasking going on! For these I used Mexican cooking … Continue reading Recipe | Chicken Enchiladas

Recipe | Chilli Prawn Tacos

Here's a simple recipe for superb Tacos. A real weekend dinner In the comfort of your own home. This uses the ingredients shown below, all readily available in all good supermarkets and probably even some dodgy ones. These Tacos are super quick so real handy for making if time is tight.. How to Make Heat some … Continue reading Recipe | Chilli Prawn Tacos

The Fat Gherkin

The Fat Gherkin, Main Street, Moira So a wee trip to Moira for the food fair and after a whiz round the stalls and a sample of the fine local food on offer, the elements took a turn for the worse and we decided to take shelter somewhere in the town. Into the Fat Gherkin … Continue reading The Fat Gherkin

Ground Espresso Bar | Bangor

So Nic, the boys and I visited the Ground in Toscana Retail Park, Bangor earlier today. Now I've been to a few different Ground cacafes and I must say this has to be one of the best, especially for the kiddies. Friendly and very understanding staff plus a great wee 'playground' (nice) area to keep … Continue reading Ground Espresso Bar | Bangor

Safa Indian Restaurant

Safa Indian Restaurant, 1st Floor, 30-32 Bank Sq, Belfast So this was an all too rare date night for Nic and I. We both love our Indian food and have eaten in a good handful of Indian restaurants in greater Belfast but never before have we ventured to Safa. So a new place combined with … Continue reading Safa Indian Restaurant

A Trip to Alcudia, Mallorca

So I've just returned from a week on the beautiful Island of Mallorca. Our ratio was 6 grown ups and 5 kids (depending on who you ask) which is why I've called this a trip as opposed to a holiday. Suffice it to say whilst I love my boys more than anything they are to … Continue reading A Trip to Alcudia, Mallorca

Buttermilk Art Cafe | Portnablagh

Buttermilk Art Cafe, Portnablagh, Co. Donegal So I've just spent the last few days with family and friends in the stunning North West coast of Ireland. A group of more than 20 of us took up residence in a few holiday homes in Dunfanaghy, County Donegal. During our stay we took in the neighbouring village … Continue reading Buttermilk Art Cafe | Portnablagh

The Hoose Bistro

The Hoose Bistro, Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast So on a wee day off, me, Nic and my youngest little one headed to Hoose Bistro for some brunch. This little spot opened 2 and a half years ago in East Belfast, close to Ballyhackamore. And, whilst this distance puts it out on it's own away from competition, … Continue reading The Hoose Bistro

Welly Weekend

So on Saturday I spent the morning and a good portion of the afternoon as it turned out, with my 2 boys in Belfast. The sun was shining and we were on a mission....in our wellies! We were heading to the new Ground Café, a place I've visited a few times since opening and reviewed … Continue reading Welly Weekend

St George’s Market

Another trip to St George's Market on a day when it actually started to feel like Spring for the first time. The place was packed and there was a wonderful buzz in the air. I love this place. I love the noise, the smells, the music and of course the food. A real proper showing … Continue reading St George’s Market