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Thank You Hornchurch

So as we have received the news that things will be getting closer to normality I think it’s time for me to say a massive thank you to my hometown of Hornchurch for keeping us all going during these tough times.

Gospel Green Sparkling Cider

If your normally a fan of Prosecco and Sparkling Wine either Brut or Rose then let me introduce you to a stunning alternative. What we have hear is an 2017 English Sparkling Rose Cider from the Gospel Green Cyder Company based in Blackmoor , Hampshire. Firstly let me say that I’m generally not a huge …

Micky’s Seafood and Oyster Bar

After driving past this place hundreds of times last sunday we decided to finally pay a visit to Micky’s Seafood. This was due to the fact we were thinking about having a seafood platter for our upcoming anniversary. But when we popped in it was like watching two kids in a sweet shop. We first …

Hammerton Brew Don’t Quit

Ladies and Gentlemen let me introduce you to Dessert in a can as I bring you the Vanilla & Pecan Pie Stout from the Hammerton Brewery which I purchased from the Hop Inn micro pub in Hornchurch. Believe me when I tell you this is absolute heaven. Firstly the aromas of vanilla on the nose …

Schlenkerla Rauchbier

When I visited my good friend Alison at Hop Inn Hornchurch last week she introduced me to a beer with a difference. It was a Smoked Beer from Germany and when she was describing it to me it really grabbed my attention. So yesterday afternoon I decided to try it and the end result is …

Wine and Chilli

This was another great food & wine pairing to add to my collection. On sunday we decided to have a homemade Chilli so was therefore looking for a nice wine that was easy to drink and have enough body to hold itself against the spiciness of the dish. The wine we chose was a 2017 …

Casa Mia Coffee

During the times that we’re in at the moment it’s always good to support local businesses and we were fortunate enough to continue this on saturday. Trying to think of something different to do we noticed that Casa Mia were offering a Takeaway Afternoon Tea for two people at £19.50 which we thought would be …

Oh My Cod

This is my local Fish & Chip shop in Hornchurch and on saturday we thought it was about time we visited them again. This also finally gave us the chance to put the theory to the test that champagne is the best drink pairing. So in the morning the Laurent Perrier Brut went into the …

Desserts of May

So with the current situation still going on it’s making this task even harder now. But I’ve still been able to come up with a few delights for you thanks to my local patisserie , home baking and a nearby coffee shop. Looking forward to getting back to normal soon but in the meantime I …

My Food and Wine Challenge

Over the last month or so I’ve been asking my good friend Alison Taffs at the Hop Inn Micro Pub in my hometown of Hornchurch for her expertise in pairing wine with food. To which I am also pleased to say that her results have been an absolute delight. So when we popped in last …