Monthly Archive: November 2017

Hinnies, Whitley Bay

One of my favourite places to eat – and recommend – is Blackfriars in Newcastle. As well as a seasonal menu focused on local produce, it also accommodates dietary requirements such as my own. Its sister restaurant in Whitley Bay…
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Wildflower Cafe relocates to Gateshead

Wildflower’s closure on Westgate Road earlier in the year was a disappointing turn of events in the vegan community. At a time when plant-based food is gaining popularity, it was a shame to see the cafe (and Sweet Memories at…
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Give something back this Black Friday with Ethical Superstore

We may be currently bombarded with special Black Friday deals from retailers, but a North East-based ethical online retailer has announced its own unique take on the event. Ethical Superstore’s ‘Foodbank Friday’ initiative is in partnership with local charity Newcastle…
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Sunday Lunch at Aurora Kitchen

Having more Sunday lunch options for vegetarians and vegans in the North East is something I actively want to encourage. Risotto or salad are not suitable meals to have on the Lord’s Day. We may not want to eat meat…
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Ask Italian, Metrocentre

While out shopping with my sister in the Metrocentre recently I got a real craving for pasta. There aren’t a huge amount of Italian restaurants in the shopping centre now the Mediterranean Village has ceased to be – who remembers…
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Lumiere Durham 2017 – A Photo Diary

Biennial event Lumiere hit Durham this week (Thursday 16th Nov to Sunday 19th) and the North East went crazy in the lead up. It seemed to sell out almost instantly but we were quick enough to secure a couple of…
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My Metro – Family Days Out*

On a recent visit to Berlin I found using their public transport system a bit of a nightmare to navigate. A lack of information at the station at Schonenfeld Airport meant a reliance on Google for guidance on how we…
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Vegan Afternoon Tea- Super Natural Newcastle

Who doesn’t love a good afternoon tea? It is one of the traditions that is guaranteed to put a smile on my chops. That said, not all vegan versions are as exciting as those featuring decadent cream cakes and I’ve…
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Tesco’s New Free From Vegan Cheeses

Supermarket Free From ranges like the ones found in Tesco and Sainsbury’s are going from strength to strength. There definitely seems to be an acknowledgement that providing these alternatives is a money spinner for the high street and, while I…
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