Manly meat & cute cocktails

With awesome burgers, beers and cocktails, and with a postcard sea view ‘The Hub, St.Ives’ is the place to go for some super-tasty (maybe a bit naughty) food and drink.
The relaxed ‘no bookings’ family restaurant is quickly becoming one of the most popular in St.Ives. And that’s not just with people on holiday, but locals all over Cornwall too.
The Hub offers good portions at reasonable prices, a quick and friendly service and the type eating experience that makes you want to go back for more.
With dishes as varied as: ‘The Boston’ which is a BBQ pulled pork burger and ‘Big Mack Daddy’ which consists of crispy St. Ives mackerel, beetroot jam & horseradish mayo, you will be sure to find something that tickles your fancy. There are or course vegetarian options and for those who are not wanting to be so naughty there are delicious salads and seafood options. For those with a good appetite or wanting to try a few things from the menu, give the ‘Slider Tray’ a go, this consists of: 1 x mini hub burger, 1 x mini Boston, 1 x mini hot dog, hand-cut fries, apple slaw & pickles. And to finish off perhaps wash it all down with their speciality home-made lemonade or maybe a Cornish beer.

What ever you do, make sure you’ve had a small lunch beforehand and are ready for some super delicious flavours that get your taste buds tingling!

Open 7 days a week, 9am til late.

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The wedding cake and cup cakes

Here are some pictures of my sisters wedding cake and cup cakes my partners mum made.

They tasted yummy, and looked beautiful, the colours and flowers on the cakes matched perfectly with the bridesmaids dresses and bouquets.

The cupcakes were a zesty lemon flavour, they were really light and refreshing, which after a rich 3 course dinner, and too much wine, they were a perfect last treat!

The sugar paste flowers were also made by Mandy.

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Wedding cake and cupcakes

With the wedding around the corner times are pretty hectic and the last minute preps are being concluded.

My partners mum is a very talented cake maker and floral icing designer and she is making my sisters wedding cake. My sister requested a small top teer 7 inch cake and 90 lemon cupcakes decorated with Lillys, as they have a yellow and grey themed wedding,

Last night the cup cakes were made and luckily for us, taste tested!

Today the buns and cake were being iced and decorated.

Here’s a picture of them last night, and a picture of them today will follow…

Ps. They taste delicious!

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Wedding food and lots of it

Foodie followers, please keep an eye on my blog over the next few days and the weekend as I will be updating you on all the delicious good we will be eating at the wedding. A little teaser for the cheese enthusiasts out there, we have 8 pounds of 3 year old davidstow cheddar cheese…. Will upload pictures over the next few days!

Baking with Baker Tom

If you are a keen baker (or willing to try) and living in, or visiting Cornwall, then you should try ‘Baker Toms’ baking classes.

A fun and creative day and a lovely way to learn a new skill and meet like minded people.

Check out what you could learn to bake today, on Baker Tom’s website:

http://www.bakertom.co.uk/

Or, check out his bakery in Pool, or shops in, Truro, Falmouth and newly opened shop in Wadebridge.

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Hen party foodie heaven

Over the weekend it was my sisters hen party, therefore we had to do something special. We went to plymouth and did the usual tacky stuff (eg: pink party bus) but one place I’d like to mention was the place we went to eat. We went to the ‘Tanner Brothers’ restaurant, and it was beautiful. We had our own private room, a 3 course meal and wonderful service. It is a really old building with wonderful think walls and high ceilings. The restaurant is tucked away in one of the central back streets and was a wonderful little find. Highly recommend a visit whether it’s for lunch after a long morning shopping or an evening meal before the theatre, an all round lovely restaurant.

If you would like to check it out here is the website:

http://tannersrestaurant.com/

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Newzealand style baking

With my family home from Newzealand, I wanted to share with you a special NZ baking idea. They traditionally bake biscuits called Anzac biscuits.

What is Anzac Day?

ANZAC Day-25 April-is probably Australia and Newzealand’s most important national occasion. It marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War. ANZAC stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps.

Ingredients:

85g porridge oats
85g desiccated coconut
100g plain flour
100g caster sugar
100g butter , plus extra butter for greasing
1 tbsp golden syrup
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda

Method:

Heat oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4.
Put the oats, coconut, flour and sugar in a bowl.
Melt the butter in a small pan and stir in the golden syrup.
Add the bicarbonate of soda to 2 tbsp boiling water, then stir into the golden syrup and butter mixture.
Make a well in the middle of the dry ingredients and pour in the butter and golden syrup mixture.
Stir gently to incorporate the dry ingredients.
Put dessertspoonfuls of the mixture on to buttered baking sheets, about 2.5cm/1in apart to allow room for spreading.
Bake in batches for 8-10 mins until golden.
Transfer to a wire rack to cool.

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