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Review // Jamie’s Italian, York – The Super Lunch Menu

Jamie’s Italian is one of our favourite places to eat out as a family; the food quality is always fantastic, and they cater marvellously for children. However, since moving to Yorkshire we’ve not had the opportunity to visit a local Jamie’s (we very conveniently lived a short bus ride away from the Brighton restaurant), so I was over the moon to be asked to review the York branch, and we excitedly headed there for lunch on Bank Holiday Monday! Jamie’s Italian in York  ...

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Review // Pizza Express in Beverley, East Yorkshire #PizzaExpressFamily

Pizza Express is one of our favourite restaurants to take the children to; the Piccolo menu is such good value for money (£6.95 for three courses and a bambinoccino), there’s usually a very friendly atmosphere, and the staff have always been fantastic with the kids – and very understanding about the mess that comes with dining out with two children. So when we were invited along to dine as part of the #PizzaExpressFamily Blogger campaign, and try out the new spring menu, we  ...

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Recipe // Winter Slaw

Back in October we were invited to Strada in York for lunch (you can read my review here). It was a fantastic meal out, but the one thing that was outstanding was the winter slaw… and since then I’ve become somewhat obsessed with re-creating it. We had friends round for lunch on Sunday who are vegetarian and, as meat lovers, Nick and I always struggle to come up with a menu for vegetarian friends. However, this time we were armed with the trusty winter slaw, and everyone loved  ...

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Review // All Things Marshmallow

Gourmet marshmallows appear to be the next cupcake – only they’re somewhat healthier, being naturally low in fat and gluten-free (apparently they were originally known for their medicinal qualities!). We were sent the delicious All Things Marshmallow book to peruse, and wowza, there are some scrummy recipes inside!

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Food // The Magic of Pasta

Pasta is one of my favourite foods. I will happily eat copious amounts of it and, for me, it never gets boring. I have fond memories of eating various different pasta dishes as a child (including alphabet spaghetti, of course!), experimenting with it at university (a few handfuls of Farfalle pasta, a can of beans, a can of tuna and A LOT of cheese! A student’s tuna pasta bake) and refining my pasta dishes in my twenties. I think one of the first dishes I ever cooked Nick was  ...

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