Hello, and a huge warm welcome to my blog! My name’s Charlotte Jayne Jackson and I’m currently based in Shropshire, England. The main focus of my blog is fashion, food and adventures so if that sounds great to you stick around, take a look, and enjoy! ~ x
I wanted to share with you the best poached eggs on toast I think I have ever done! I mean…look at them 😍!!
I made these beauties for a friend the other morning and oh my God they turned out great!? I served them with smashed avocado (with lemon juice, salt and pepper) on fresh olive bread toast with a little vegan butter ~ so GOOD! It’s so basic but something I love to eat and it’s and absolute go-to for me at the moment! 🙂
This is the final post from my trip to Cyprus a few weeks ago… I should have posted this sooner but I feel so busy at the moment. (Where has the time gone?!)
Anyways~ I think that we can all agree that one of the best things about going on holiday is trying new foods and just eating LOADS and loads. Well…it’s one of my fav things to do anyway 😉
Well, that’s what we did while in Cyprus! We ate out pretty much everyday and had fresh salads, bread, cheese, pastas, fruits and even some FAB cocktails.
Our favourite bar to eat at was called ‘Restomar’ because it was right on the harbour, covered in fairy lights and served some of the freshest food and cocktails ever!
This was one of our starters ~ it’s a Russian dish but the name escapes me.
Funnily enough, I know I just said how great the restaurant was but this ended up being our least favourite thing we tried the whole time we were there. It’s sourdough rye bread with tomato, and it’s not necessary a bad dish, it just wasn’t suited to our palates at all…but everything else was amazing haha (looks pretty in the photo though!)
Also, bread to share is always a must ❤
Fours dips came with the bread and these included beetroot caviar and hummus but I genuinely can’t remember the others (my fault for writing this blog post so late…oops).
I also had a strawberry daiquiri one night and WOW, it was lush 😍.
One of the main meals we had at Restomar was a mushroom risotto and a mushroom carbonara ~
Both were very tasty. My carbonara initially came with pancetta cubes but because I’m vegetarian I asked for it without, and they did this for me no problem! I liked that because some restaurants will not let you do that I’ve found, but they were super nice about it and it was so delicious!
I don’t have photos of our other meals, but we also tried a steak ( well Harrison did not me), vegan sushi (very yum), and Nachos. Harrison actually said the steak was one of the best cooked steaks he’s ever had 🙂
I’m a big fan of this place, and I’m a big fan of Cyprus. I hope I get to come back soon. //
Today I made a delicious roasted vegetable soup made with carrots, peppers, garlic and butternut squash! So YUM!
It turned out very successful so I’m going to share with you what I did:
Firstly I roasted my vegetables in the oven with two pieces of garlic leaving the butternut squash in for around 50 minutes, the carrots 40 minutes, and the peppers for 30 minutes. I then left them to cook for 10 more minutes.
Once cool, I peeled off the skin from the peppers and butternut squash and proceeded to chop everything up into small pieces ready to be boiled.
I then boiled a large pot of water and added in all of my chopped veggies~ I also added in two stock, the roasted garlic and cracked black pepper.
I left it to cook on a low- medium heat with the lid slightly covering the pot for around 20 mins.
After 20 minutes or so the veggies became very soft and the water was tasting like the roasted veg!
I proceeded to then blend the veggies into the water with a hand blender until everything was smooth and thicker ~
This was the result!!!
Success ~ It tasted amazing 😀
To serve, I spooned in some creme fraiche and added some salt and pepper on top. I then warmed some cheese scones up and had them with butter!
If you have any spare time and feel like a hearty homemade meal, I really recommend this soup. It’s easy to make and ridiculous tasty ❤
I wanted to show you these gorgeous dark chocolate buttons with mixed fruit and almonds! I came home from work today and my mother was making these in the kitchen 🙂
They honestly look to die for and I can’t wait to try them!
They are made with dark chocolate and oil and are completely vegan friendly ~
And the best part? No baking required! Just pop them in the fridge and let them go hard and enjoy ❤
You could make this but with various other toppings as well, i’m thinking…chopped walnuts and dates?
What do you guys think? I think they are SO cute and quirky 🙂
I’m not sure what their proper name is in the recipe book but a friend messaged me and said ‘are these just fancy chocolate buttons?’ and I thought ‘…I guess they kinda are!’ I’m therefore Christening them with this name hahaha