Yearly Archive: 2016

Raw Vegan Cheese Recipe

Vegan cheese is not something I ever thought I’d be completely on board with, but I have to admit my palate has changed a lot since cutting back on the dairy alternatives. My Tyne Chease addiction is costing us a ridiculous…
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Staiths Cafe, Dunston – Saturday Pop Up Events

A few weekends ago myself and Mr. Canny found ourselves at a loose end with Dinky and empty cupboards. Rather than trailing to Newcastle for a ‘sitty down’ meal I suggested we tried Staiths Cafe for their weekly pop up instead. I’d previously…
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Lunch at Shilling, Newcastle

Feeling tired of being metaphorically chained to the cooker and dishwasher over the festive period I decided to take the smallest member of the family out for a spot of lunch. There’s only so much time you can spend with…
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Raw Vegan Banoffee Pie – Dessert Recipe

I’ve never liked Christmas Cake and I avoided Christmas Pudding like the plague. My mum used to make me a sherry-free Trifle for dessert on Christmas Day when I lived at home, a tradition I carried on over the years….
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Cacau Brazilian Patisserie, Redcar

After the demise of Viva Brazil in Newcastle our options to enjoy the food of Mr. Canny’s homeland have become limited. That said, we don’t feel that any of the eateries we’ve found locally necessarily represent the standard of grub…
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Veganuary 2017 – Why I’m Getting Involved

January is often a time for people making resolutions centred around food, usually related to a healthier diet or reducing the amount of processed junk eaten in the upcoming year. I’ve done this myself in the past too, although most are…
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Hooba Foods – Vegan Toad in the Hole Recipe

A little while ago I wrote about a brunch we had at the fantastic Harissa Kitchen. The meat-free sausages used by this independent eatery in Sandyford were the best we tasted and immediately asked where they were from. We find…
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Marco Pierre White Newcastle – A Return Visit*

In the Summer my lovely friends organised a few treats for my birthday and, as they know I love afternoon teas and food in general, focused on this. I had a disappointing experience at Marco Pierre White’s restaurant in Newcastle…
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The Patricia, Jesmond

This festive season has seen an explosion of restaurant openings in the Toon. It hasn’t all been fancy (and some not so fancy) national chains setting up thankfully, and we’ve seen some lovely independents like Barrio Comida arrive in our…
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Time Out with Dinky

As my maternity leave nears its end, I’ve started to think about all the things I will miss when I return to work in February. It’s crazy how quickly times flies, and it doesn’t seem like five minutes since the…
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