Tags: Valentines

Valentine’s date at Piccolino, Virginia Water

When deciding on a good Valentine’s restaurant, a lot of boxes must be ticked. My Valentine’s date at Piccolino, Virginia Water was my daughter Charlotte. A big love of my life. My heart, my soul, my empty mascara tube. We wanted to celebrate Valentine’s day in style. A Piccolino restaurant was exactly what we were…

Blackberry and Raspberry Rum Smash

Raspberry cocktails might be considered a girly cocktail. And, yes, it is. But, for you men I’ve added some butch blackberries. It’s sweetened only with the fruit itself and a little maple syrup. Along with a handful of mint it is a healthier version of a rum smash. Strain out the seeds if you want…

Strawberry and Pistachio cupcakes

My love affair with cupcakes lives on. Even tho’ fashion has changed. After cupcake mania, I think cake pops were followed by flavoured meringues which have made way to free-from bakes. I’d like to think these delightful strawberry and pistachio cupcakes are a bit like the French bob. Super fashionable from time to time but still…