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The two wonderful ladies in the photograph above are Michelle and Lesley, the creative geniuses behind Lost in Food. They met through mutual friends but they soon bonded through their love of food. I met them over a foodie weekend away in St Andrews and I quickly realised that we'd get on like a house on fire! A couple of months ago I got a little message inviting myself and fellow blogging friend Julia from JustJulia to Inverurie to enjoy an afternoon of delectable food and copious amounts of cocktails all put together as the Lost in Food Supper Club.

Upon arrival after being in awe of Lesley's beautiful home and lust worthy kitchen we were treated to a zesty lemon cocktail whipped up by Lesley's husband, as a lover of gin I was excited to see that it was made with Wild Island gin which I had never tried before but I wasn't disappointed. 

To start we were treated to sun-dried tomato and ricotta ravioli with a tomato consommé. Little bit about me, I'm quite a fussy eater and I have never been a fan of tomatoes but I told both Lost in Fooder's that I would go into the afternoon with an open mind and that I'd try absolutely everything and I'm so happy that I did, I devoured the entire dish. The tomato consommé was a lovely light tomato like broth which had taken hours to perfect and it complimented the creamy ravioli perfectly - the starter was paired with a refreshing and summery côtes de provence rosé.

The Main, my favourite dish of all, was a generous breast of corn fed chicken paired with the most unbelievably delicious fondant potatoes upon a bed of buttered leaks and asparagus all drizzled with a light jus. Firstly, I had no idea that leaks could taste so good, I mean I would happily eat that with every meal (it probably has something to do with the butter) - amazing. The chicken itself was mouthwateringly good, it fell off the bone, onto my fork and into my mouth quicker than you could say fondant potatoes which were wonderful, fluffy and full of flavour - I was so impressed (and I even ate the asparagus) it was matched well with a limestone coast chardonnay.

The pièce de résistance was a beautiful lemon pannacotta with raspberry jelly and honeycomb. Well, well well, this was incredible. Across every single dish presentation was perfection and I really liked how the pannacotta and jelly were put together, it just took it to the next level. The sweetness of the jelly and the tartness of the pannacotta went so well together, it's not flavours that I've had together before but I can assure you it won't be the last time. On top and to the side were little pieces of heaven in the form of honeycomb along with lemon curd, lemon thyme and raspberry dust - it was phenomenal! The final pairing of the meal was a lovely desert wine, premières côtes de bordeaux.

I was so impressed with standard of meal as I'm sure anyone would be, the flavours, aromas and company made for an absolutely lovely afternoon and I wouldn't of changed a single thing. You can tell how passionate they both are about food and cooking just by watching them, they float around each other both adding to each dish, very in sync. I can't wait to see what's next for Lost in Food and I wish them both all the success in the world.

Quarterly Catch Up

Again I've been quite quiet on the blog front but after speaking to some of my amazing blogging pals - I'm not going to apologise for it. Life happens and sometimes there's just not enough hours in the day to put everything together in a rambling post. As I have been MIA though I thought I'd pop up a little catch up post to let you know what I've been up to lately, obviously in between all these great things I've also been doing my day job but I didn't think you'd be interested in seeing my hard hat and my steel toe cap boots - but if you do then be sure to let me know (no one will let me know... ).

Lately I've been LOVING reading and I have added quite a few great books to my collection including Ice Cream for Breakfast by Laura Jane Williams. If you feel like you don't have your shit together or that you've just been feeling a bit 'meh' lately then go pick this up and it will do exactly that to you. It's such a feel good book and it leaves you feeling empowered ready to take on anything and everything.

Speaking of empowered, I spent a night eating chocolate, having a cheeky Nando's and a lil' cocktail with two incredible ladies. Katherine and Georgie (click on their names to check out their blogs. Katherine kills it with Fashion and takes you on her journey of modelling and Georgie is a fabulous woman with great taste, humour and has an obsession with all things Beauty). We spent the start of the evening at a Chocolate event which we spent chatting away about all things blogging and having a general catch up then we headed to the wonderful home of chicken, Nando's. It was great speaking away about everything (I mean, everthang) and we didn't want the night to end there so off we popped for a daiquiri at Revolucion de Cuba. Great night spent with great company - I love those girls!

Hello Leabags

One thing I absolutely love is taking photographs. So much so that I completed a night course at my local college doing Conventional Photography. One pain with this is carrying around all the gear and equipment that I have accumulated over time (trust me, there is a lot as I have a tendency to hoard everything even if it's broken) so I have been on the look out for a bag to keep everything in while I'm on the go and Leabags have come to the rescue with this one, the Greensboro backpack!

Leabags is a German company that specialises in hand crafted leather goods for every person for every occasion whether that is your daily commute, your trip to the gym or like me, to hold your camera equipment. The Greensboro is made from genuine buffalo leather, has sturdy leather and canvas straps and padded Velcro inserts so you can section off the inside of the bag which is perfect for keeping your different lenses safe and protected. 

Homemade Chocolate HobNobs

A cup of tea and a chocolate hobnob, it's so fantastically British and so goddamn brilliant!


120g unsalted butter
80g of light brown sugar
2 big teaspoons of golden syrup
100g oats
100g wholemeal flour or regular flour
50g of ground almonds
1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
1/2 teaspoons of salt

For the Chocolate topping

120g of chocolate of your choice
25g of unsalted butter

Preheat your oven to 120 degrees (fan) Add the butter and the brown sugar in a bowl and mix until creamy and smooth.
Mix in the golden syrup and once it's all combined add in all the dry ingredients and mix.

Once everything is is combined take a small amount and roll it into balls. I went for just smaller than golfballs and they ended up being quite hefty so it completely depends on the size you want. Pop them onto greaseproof paper and make sure they are spread apart as they do expand in the oven. Flatten out the balls until they are about 2 inches in diameter then pop them in the oven for 12 minutes.