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Pret a Manger – Festive Vegan Options

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There’s been a lot of talk recently about Pret a Manger, a sandwich and coffee store with branches all over the UK. I’ll admit I’d never been before, mainly because we have some great independent delis and stores in Newcastle…
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Top Sunday Lunches in the North East

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It has always amazed me week in, week out, the most searched term on this blog has related to the good old Sunday lunch. Admittedly, it is harder for us to find a decent dinner now we’re part of the…
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The Drunken Duck, Ambleside

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The Drunken Duck is somewhere I’ve wanted to try for years. While in the area for Mr. Canny’s birthday surprise we popped in for an impromptu Sunday lunch, and it was definitely worth the wait. It is the sort of…
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Apple Crumble & Custard – Dairy-free and Vegan

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At this time of year there’s nothing better than using up all the apples left from our tree in this simple crumble. I’ve been making extra puree for Dinky and her weaning, but this amount of Bramley apples should create a…
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Top 10 Breakfasts in the Toon

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I’m often asked where I’d recommend for a hearty weekend breakfast or brunch, so I’ve compiled this handy list of places to hit whether you’re craving a Full English or a stack of tasty Pancakes. Perfect for a lazy Saturday…
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Carluccio’s Metrocentre – Meeting the Legend*

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The very first cookbook I purchased was by Antonio Carluccio, so it was an absolute privilege to meet the man himself at his Metrocentre restaurant this week. He was in Gateshead signing copies of his new book, Vegetables. He was…
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Davey Duke’s @ The Vault, Gateshead

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I have been very interested of late about what is happening in my local area. Rather than always banging on about restaurants opening here, I’ve shared a few community initiatives over the last 6 months that I thought were great…
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