If your a meat lover then the All In from Blacklock Chops is perfect for you. The beef rump as well as the pork & lamb skinny chops are amazing. It also comes with flatbread , beef dripping chips , kale & parmesan salad , chop sauce and then if that’s not enough a fabulous white chocolate cheesecake to finish. All this is priced including delivery at £56 for two people and definitely something I would highly recommend. Your delivery comes on a friday and unless your having it that day it should be put in the fridge. This will keep everything fresh but must still be consumed within two days. So it came to saturday and we laid everything thing out in preparation.

This was a fantastic way to continue my support for my great friends at Haywards Restaurant in Epping. On this occasion they were offering a special Luxury Hamper full of afternoon tea goodies that was perfect for Valentines Day. There was also an opportunity to purchase a fabulous bouquet of flowers from the Botanical Shed to complete a delightful romantic experience. It came filled with a bottle of sparkling rose wine , a selection of finger sandwiches , plain & sultana scones , victoria sponge loaf cake , homemade chocolates & chocolate dipped strawberries.

We were looking to start Valentines weekend of nicely so therefore couldn’t have been more pleased when we saw that one of our favourite local restaurants Da Vinci’s were offering a Valentines Menu. This was priced at £75 for three courses and which also included a bottle of sparkling wine. It was also great that it wasn’t a set menu giving you the opportunity to choose your own dishes. This was from a selection of 3 starters , 4 mains and 3 desserts. After we placed our order we received a call from owner Craig who took our payment and then discussed our delivery time.

Having not so long ago enjoyed a fantastic evening of Indian food at Cafe Spice Namaste we were delighted that they were offering a selection of three Goan Boxes priced at £70 for two people for you to enjoy in the comfort of your own home. For this you get 2 Starters each , 2 x Pork Vindaloo along with accompaniments of rice , onion salad , papads , garnish , 2 buns and desserts. So we placed our order to which you can have delivered on a Thursday or Friday and that will keep until the following day. Our parcel arrived on the friday at exactly the time stated. Once opened and checked we put it in the fridge and waited for saturday to come. This also gave us time to look at the cooking instructions.

We begin the year still in tough times and not being able to dine out in my favourite restaurants. But nothing will stop me enjoying some fabulous desserts. So here are the few delights I’ve managed to enjoy in the month of January.

As a frequent visitor to Core by Clare Smyth I would first like to congratulate them on the honour of being awarded Three Michelin Stars. Personally this award was only a matter of time in coming. So as we’re unable to visit them at the moment we thought it would be a great opportunity to try their Cook at Home service. They were offering a Five Course Tasting Menu along with snacks , bread , petit fours and a bottle of champagne. You could also as we did add on an extra Cheese Course. So it came Saturday and we waited with anticipation for our order to arrive. In the morning you receive an email which contains two videos.

This was a fantastic and fun way to spend an afternoon by making and then enjoying some fabulous pizzas. This was all courtesy of Slow Dough Pizza Co. who are based in Upminster. We placed our order early in the week then waited for saturday to come round. The pizza making kits were delivered by owner Alan himself who will also answer any questions you may have. He then sent us all the cooking instructions to follow via email. This is definitely worth reading before you start. All the ingredients are packaged in plastic containers which will keep everything fresh so you can even have them the following day.

Porchetta at Haywards

This was my first sunday roast of the year and oh boy what a beauty. My good friends at Haywards were doing takeaways and when we saw that this week it was porchetta we had to give it a try. The Porchetta came with crackling , carrots , cabbage , roast potatoes , stuffing and a red wine sauce.

It was great that I was able to support my good friends at Haywards Restaurant in Epping last weekend by purchasing one of their takeaway Sunday Lunches. The lunch is a three course plus bread & petit fours priced at £29.50. Once we got it home there was minimal effort required to prepare each course. The bread just needs to be warmed in the oven , the starter is already plated , the roast just needs to go in the oven for fifteen minutes or four minutes in the microwave and the dessert & petit fours are both ready for your enjoyment.