Author: cateinthekitchen

4 Quick, (Mostly) Vegetarian Dinners for Spring

Typically, the weather is yet to make up its mind about which season we’re currently experiencing. I’ve been pushing on with spring regardless under the guidance of the calendar alone – sometimes eating outside, sometimes on the sofa under a blanket wondering how long it’s been since I’ve seen the sky. That’s April for you. Quick, easy dinners that can be rustled up on a weeknight after a long day at work were my most requested post last year. This year (now that I have a proper job where I have to actually use my brain) that’s all I have time for anyway, so you can expect plenty of these in the months to come. Spaghetti with Tuna, Capers and Lemon Boil 150-200g spaghetti in salted water according to pack instructions. Reserve about 1/4 cup of pasta water just before draining. Put it back in the pan with the splash of pasta water and add the juice of a lemon, a can of tuna, a tbsp capers, a generous knob of butter and a drizzle …

The Booze Subscription Boxes Worth Knowing About This Year

It’s 2018. Subscription boxes are a thing – nay, the thing. Think of something, anything, and you can bet a start up will have created it in a deliverable format for your convenience. I get beauty surprises delivered to me monthly thanks to Glossybox to satisfy the part of me that craves novelty treats, and blades delivered to me bi-monthly from Friction Free Shaving to take the ballache out of remembering to replace them. A concept that is new to me, however, is getting booze delivered to my door. I’ve always been more of a grab-and-gulp girl than a plan-and-pour one. If I know I’ve got a fancy dinner on the cards, I’ll buy a bottle of wine. If I know I’ve got a night out planned, I make a beeline for the Aldi spirits aisle for their holy grail gin. Having trialled Clara Wine for the past few months, I can totally see the benefits of having bottles arrive monthly. Let’s dive into it. What’s the deal? Clara are a UK based wine subscription …

Where to Eat in Brighton | March 2018

I’ve had an idea. I’m about to start a new job – a slightly better paid job – which is going to open me up to a little bit of disposable income that will allow me to go out and eat in actual restaurants. As much as I love to share food finds with you, I’m not so keen on writing about them. I’m no Jay Rayner, full page restaurant reviews are not where my skills lie. So, I’m gonna round up all the places I’ve eaten and loved each month in this new blog series. It will be titled ‘Where to Eat in Brighton’, be dated for the following month, and detail places that fed me brilliantly in the previous month. I’ll always publish it on the 1st of a new month. Making sense? From now on you’ll have somewhere that you can check each month to see recent opinions on delicious places to eat in Brighton. This means that you’ve got an easy resource to read and I’ve got a (relatively) small job …