French Village Lisburn Road
Belfast, Coffee, Coffee Shop, Northern Ireland

French Village Patisserie & Brasserie

So this is my first post of 2017 and my 100th in total. A long overdue first visit to the latest addition by the French Village folks. The Patisserie & Brasserie which opened its doors for the first time on the Lisburn Road 6 months ago. BT9 is positively teeming with places to eat these… Continue reading French Village Patisserie & Brasserie

Family, Northern Ireland, Photo Blog

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

Belfast, Breakfast, Coffee, Coffee Shop, Eating Out, Family, Food, Northern Ireland

Review | 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 Review | Cafe Le Petit Ormeau

Eating Out, Family, Food, Food Blog, Food Review, Italian, Kids, Northern Ireland, Pizza, Restaurant

Alfredo’s on the Square

Alfredo's, Lisburn Square, Lisburn So it feels like forever since I've written a restaurant review but last Thursday my Son & I headed for a trip to Lisburn Square to Alfredo's which opened back in April. I hadn't heard a bad report about it and was looking forward to finally eating there. We sat in the… Continue reading Alfredo’s on the Square

Belfast, Family, Food, Food Blog, Kids, Northern Ireland, Northern Ireland year of Food & Drink

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

Belfast, Family, Food, Food Blog, Mexican, Northern Ireland, Recipe

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

Family, Food, Kids, Recipe

Recipe | Quick Chicken Noodles

So heres a quick & healthy dinner to try for the little ones. We made this for the boys but ended up wanting it for ourselves because it smelled so amazing! Just fry off some sliced peppers. Add some cooked chicken breast pieces, a pinch of smoked paprika, Chinese five spice, garlic paste and a… Continue reading Recipe | Quick Chicken Noodles

Bangor, Coffee, Coffee Shop, Eating Out, Family, Food, Good coffee, Kids, Northern Ireland, Star Spot

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