Food & Drink

17 March 2020

Seven great ways to celebrate St Patrick’s Day

St Patrick was a 4th century bishop missionary, credited with converting the Irish from paganism to Christianity. Whilst St Patrick's Day began as a small religious festival in Ireland, the ...

17 March 2020

St Patrick's Day Stew

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17 March 2020

The Lucky Dip - St. Patrick’s Day Cocktail

If you are looking for the perfect cocktail to enjoy this St Patrick's Day this The Lucky Dip will help you get into the party spirit. ...
17 March 2020

Top ten tips for a great St. Patrick's Day

Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day. As people around the globe get ready for upcoming St. Patrick’s festivities, Guinness Master Brewer, Fergal Murray has compiled the essential checklist for ...
17 March 2020

St. Patrick's Day: Shamrock Cupcakes Recipe

Don your apron, fire up your ovens and get ready to celebrate St. Patrick's Day with some tasty cupcakes. They're great to help entertain kids or to take round to a ...
17 March 2020

St. Patrick’s Day: Whiskey Cocktail Recipes

St. Patrick’s Day is all about celebration and this usually includes alcohol somewhere along the way so why not give this selection of cocktails a try? Adam Friend, Master Bartender and ...
17 March 2020

St. Patrick’s Day: Beef Stew with Dumplings Recipe

Stew is a typical Irish dish and this one will help you bring in St. Patrick’s Day nicely! It’s great for entertaining or even as a replacement for your Sunday roast, ...
17 March 2020

St. Patrick’s Day: Patrick’s Punch Cocktail Recipe

For most people, St. Patrick’s Day is a bit of a boozy one so we’re helping you celebrate with this Patrick’s Punch Cocktail. It was created by Bacardi mixologist Shervene Shahbazkhani ...
16 March 2020

Seven things you need to know about peanuts

Everyone knows peanuts are delicious and everyone’s grown up knowing they are the ultimate snack to enjoy whilst at the pub, picnics, Christmas parties or basically any time you’re hungry ...

25 February 2020

Seven reasons to cook with macadamia nut oil

Macadamia Nut Oil is a truly versatile ingredient to enjoy with any meal, whether you are frying mushrooms and spinach for a mouth-watering brekky, drizzling over a salad or using ...

24 February 2020

Seven things you need to know about jackfruit

Jackfruit has been around for thousands of years, but it only recently emerged as a top food trend that shows no signs of slowing down. Here are seven things to ...

16 January 2020

Halfway through Dry January? Here are some drink suggestions to keep you on the straight and narrow!

We're halfway through Dry January, and a lack of drive may be something you're close to experiencing. So, to keep you on the right path, we've popped together a small ...

15 January 2020

How did Zizzi's limited edition menu choices fare with FemaleFirst? [REVIEW]

Nothing like breaking up the week (er... on a Monday) than a date night at Zizzi at The Light, Leeds, and it was a good chance to try out their ...
15 January 2020

Mini Chilean blueberry cheesecakes

Make these easy, no cook cheesecakes the night before and leave in the fridge. If you have room, there are some spare for second helpings or just freeze the extras ...

13 January 2020

Did the Veganuary menu at the Slug & Lettuce turn me vegan? [REVIEW]

January is the month we all pick to start working on our bad habits, and I'm no different in making healthy eating my number one New Year's resolution. On the ...
20 December 2019

Roast Tesco Free Range Bronze Turkey with Turkey Leg Pie and all the trimmings

Serves: 6 Difficulty: Advanced For the Root Vegetable Puree: ...
20 December 2019

Aquafaba cinnamon pavlova with whisky and brown bread ice cream and crumbled Christmas pudding

Serves: 6 Difficulty: Advanced For the whisky & brown bread ice cream: ...
17 December 2019

Five ways to use maple syrup in both sweet and savoury snacks

You might associate maple syrup with pancakes, or just a substitute for honey. But there are many other uses for one of Mother Nature’s tastiest treasures. There are many ways ...
5 December 2019

Christmas date night at ASK Italian [REVIEW]

It's officially Christmastime and the hubby and I were determined to celebrate with a romantic meal to break up what was looking to be a particularly challenging working week. Plus, ...
4 December 2019

Female First exclusive recipe: Rhubarb and strawberry punch

-  1 tsp of strawberry jam and a small amount of hot water, mixed to create 25ml of simple syrup 50ml of J.J Whitley Rhubarb Vodka ...
1 December 2019

December voted worst month of year to eat out

Waiting ages to be seated, poor customer service, cold food and mistakes with the bill are just some of the common complaints Brits have about eating out just before Christmas. During ...
27 November 2019

Spaghetti Bolognaise? Again?! Mums make the same meal every Wednesday

If you're having spag bol tonight, you’re not alone as a fifth of UK families tuck in to this Italian staple every Wednesday. Despite the average mum owning over a dozen ...
22 November 2019

The benefits of eating cranberries

Cranberries burst with health benefits that make them in many ways the king of berries.  They deserve this reputation as they have worked hard to collect an impressive resumé of health benefits that make them ...