All posts filed under: Foodie Heaven

An Ode to Honestly Healthy (and my new juicer)

Finally, I can truly identify as a health freak. This weekend I ventured in to town to purchase my long sought after new favourite toy, the Bio Chef Silent Juicer (Vitality4Life) from Steamer Trading. I won’t harp on about it too long because this isn’t QVC, but I will say that if you’re looking to go over to the dark leafy green juice side, this is the juicer you want. It’s quiet, juices greens well, and locks in all the nutrients. But enough about the juicer, if you want to know a little more you can always get in touch, I’ll be happy to answer your questions. What I really want to tell you about is Honestly Healthy. My very thoughtful boss recently bought me Honestly Healthy – Eat with your body in mind, the alkaline way by Natasha Corrett and Vicki Edgson. It has both opened and blown my mind, you know the boring few pages at the beginning of recipe books? This one doesn’t have that, it has 38 pages of information on …

Brighton Foodies Festival 2014

I think I may have just been to heaven and back. This Bank Holiday weekend, the Foodies Festival is in town, and I was lucky enough to visit it this afternoon. If you’re looking for a sign to make the most of your free day off tomorrow, this is it. Tickets are still available for tomorrow (Monday 5th May) on their website here, they’re available on the door but the queue for on-the-door-ers was insane so I was thanking God for my pre-booked reference number as I approached the entrance. To see all the pictures I took at the festival, click here, but this post will take you through my highlights. Music   The first thing that hit me as soon as I walked in was the band, I don’t know who these guys are (if you do, let me know in the comments!) but they were excellent. Drinks If you’re a regular visitor to this blog – or have ever met me – you’ll know I like a drink, so I have two alcohol …

River Cottage Canteen & Deli

This weekend I was in North Devon for a wedding. If by some miraculous coincidence you happen to live in that part of the country and are on the hunt for a wedding venue, take a look at Tunnels Beaches, it’s one of the most beautiful places I ever did see. My Mum and I are not the kind of girls to take a trip all the way along to the West Country without making some noteworthy pitstops, and luckily for us, Axminster (the home of Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s famous River Cottage Canteen & Deli) is on the route home. We’d seen the place on TV (probably Countryfile) and thought it looked beautiful, unsurprisingly it more than lived up to high expectations.. It’s gorgeous, light and spacious. The service was quick and very friendly and the food indescribable in its deliciousness. Everything was organic, locally sourced and put together by some kind of culinary genius. I had a Marinated Chicken Salad that brought a whole new meaning to the word marinated, if I could get my hands …