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Entries from December 31st, 2010

The Friday Five – Five to look forward to in 2011

December 31st, 2010 · 1 Comment · British favourites, Cookbooks, Foodie gifts, Friday Five

Well, it’s New Year’s Eve, hard to believe the year has gone by already. Which means a whole slew of new food books just got a whole lot closer. Here’s five I’m looking forward to being published: The Barbadian Rum Shop: The Other Watering Hole by Peter Laurie- not every book I feature on a […]

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My plea to small food businesses for 2011

December 29th, 2010 · 3 Comments · British favourites, Foodie gifts

Lets face it, 2011 doesn’t have a whole heap of good news at the start of it, and there’s no doubt it that it’s going to be tough for small businesses. Consumer confidence is going to be low and disposable income is going to be tighter than before. It’s going to take some serious work. […]

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My food people of 2010

December 28th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Baking, Foodie gifts, Foodie things to do

This has been my first full year of writing the blog, and one of the things I’ve loved about it most is the great people I’ve got to meet through it. Passionate about food and drink, they are the people that make the renaissance in British food real. Not to mention provided some great eating and […]

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Stocking up the gift cupboard for less

December 27th, 2010 · 1 Comment · British favourites, Christmas foodie gifts, Foodie gifts, Kitchenwares, Places to shop online

My mum is the organised sort and certainly when they lived in the UK then the post Christmas sales were her stocking up point for a big chunk of the year. That big cupboard space at the top of the wardrobe was like a Mary Poppins bag for gifts on hand for a lot of […]

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What would I make my gift of the year for a food lover?

December 22nd, 2010 · 1 Comment · Baking, Chocolate, Christmas foodie gifts, Cookbooks, Foodie gifts, Kitchenwares, Places to shop online

Very hard to believe it’s very nearly the end of the year. Again. Unbelievable to me, I’ve made 220 posts so far for the year, and featured a whole range of gifts for every kind of occasion, every kind of food lover, every kind of budget, even every kind of age. So, what would I […]

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Snowed in or just realised you need Christmas gifts?

December 20th, 2010 · 2 Comments · Christmas foodie gifts, Cookbooks, Foodie gifts, Foodie Travel, Places to shop online

  I know, it’s such a shock, that this year Christmas is on 25th December. And that it really is very close now. And the weather is not really playing into the hands of those who love to leave it to the last minute, as the risk of not actually being able to make it […]

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How did my food resolutions hold up for 2010?

December 19th, 2010 · 3 Comments · Baking, British favourites, Cookbooks, Foodie gifts, Foodie things to do, Foodie Travel, Places to eat

  At the end of last year I made some food resolutions for 2010, and am amazed that the year has come to an end. Which means it’s probably time to remind myself what the heck I resolved to do, and how it went. 1. Waste less food. I think I have made some progress […]

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If you wonder where I’ve been hiding…

December 18th, 2010 · No Comments · Foodie gifts, Just for fun

Not much happening here on the blog, but you could find me writing new stuff over on English Mum. I’ve been writing about frugal foodie gifts, the sort of things that you still have time to do, even if your Christmas budget is looking very depleted. Head on over to English Mum for a whole […]

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The Five Things That Would Be Great to Find Santa Had Brought

December 15th, 2010 · No Comments · Christmas foodie gifts, Foodie gifts

So, I’ve given you the most awful 5 that people have been looking for, but the good news is that all is not lost, there are some great things being looked for as well! Here’s some good choices that I think someone will be happy to receive come Christmas Day! * Andrew Shorrocks Lancashire Bomb […]

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The 5 oddest things people are looking for

December 12th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Christmas foodie gifts, Foodie gifts, Just for fun

I’m always, in a fairly geeky and nosy way, really interested in the different ways that people end up here, and the search terms that they’ve used. Particularly the very odd ones. I mean it’s probably fairly obvious that a lot of people are going to get here searching for foodie gifts, but there’s always […]

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