So firstly, I am a big fan of filling in questionnaires like these kind of ones. They’re always fun to fill in and a good way to get to know someone. So I figured that if I found a tag on here that I liked enough to fill in, then why not go ahead and do it? I’ve seen a few ones floating around the blogging world, so I thought I’d occasionally post up a tagged post that I liked enough to fill on, on a Tuesday every now and again.
This one looked fun and who doesn’t love food? 😉
1. What’s your favourite breakfast?
In all honesty, you cannot beat a full English – well as full as it can be as for me, I am very picky when it comes to meat. I usually get a veggie one, which is always a winner. I also love poached eggs, avocado and tomato on toast. Anything with eggs and avocado though is usually a winner for me. Hot, buttery crumpets before work is also a winner, if you’re rushing around to get ready for the day.
2. How do you drink your coffee?
I am a big fan of coffee. Actually at the time of writing this, I am wearing a jumper which says queen of coffee, which says it all. 😄 I always go for the milky kind, so lattes, flat whites, cappuccinos etc are always a winner for me. I use to work in a cafe too, so whenever I order one out, I look at the colour of the finish – especially on a latte, and the milk froth. I also pride myself on making a banging coffee. No sugar, unless I am need of a huge pick me up, which happened a lot during my uni days.
3. What’s on your favourite sandwich?
I love fried egg sandwiches – as a kid those were always a massive treat, which were usually on weekends or school holidays. I also love chicken salad, chicken and avocado, cheese salad and turkey and cranberry, although that is more of a Christmas speciality sadly.
4. Soup or Salad?
Soup every time. Especially pumpkin soup with a nice, fresh, buttery roll to accompany it. I also love most veggie soups. Salad is ok in the summer months and needs something like chicken and veggies to accompany it.
5. What’s your favourite cookbook?
To be honest. I’m slow to the cooking game, due to lack of confidence more than anything. So right now I’m only just getting into flipping through cook books, magazines and online for cooking inspiration. I have just got Team GB Olympian Tom Daley’s new cook and healthy living style book, with some amazing, healthy recipes, home work-outs and mindfulness techniques, which I am very excited to try out.
6. No more sweets or no more hearty foods?
I’m fortunate in the sense that I don’t have much of a sweet tooth. I love good, warming, hearty foods. Especially being back in the UK, I was in Australia for a year. I have found really appreciating good old hearty foods and ‘pub grub,’ whilst I adapt to the colder climate again.
7. What’s your favourite Cuisine?
I’m pretty much open to trying a lot of things, it’s actually one of my favourite pass times. Especially when I am abroad. I don’t do spices though. Italian is always a winner, as in Mexican, Spanish and Chinese. I’d probably say Italian would be the overall winner though. For the time being at least.
8. What’s your favourite food movie?
I don’t really know of any food related movies to be honest, at least not off the top off my head.
9. What’s your most guilty pleasure?
Food wise? Crackers and coleslaw, potato salad and chips dunked in milkshake probably.
10. What’s your greatest inspiration source?
Maybe cooking shows like Master Chef? I don’t really know. I guess living with chefs and working in kitchens every day for 6 months in Australia was probably my greatest source of inspiration. I came back to England the other week, determined to be a much better cook. Although I was practising every night. 🙂
11. Cooking at home or going out for dinner?
Going out, every time. 😄 I love going out to eat with friends and family. It’s one of my favourite past times. I’m aware it’s an expensive habit though, so I’m training myself to get better at cooking and eating at home/ friend’s homes more often instead. Also eating with friends is one of my favourite ways to socialise and it would be fun to have dinner dates and cook for friends more often. I love it when they cook for me.
12. High end or low profile?
I’ve never really been to high/high end. I have eaten in a few fancy establishments though, which as novel as it is, you can’t beat going places a bit less low key with friends where you can relax a bit more. High end, is a bit more intense for me, but it’s always fun to mix things up from time to time I guess and as long as the place I’m eating at has amazing food, then it’s a win/win in my book.
13. What’s your favourite restaurant?
Well this is an ambiguous question. Everywhere I like to go, I establish favourite food spots. When at home, I’m a big fan of the Bay Tree cafe up the road for breakfast, and places like TGI Fridays, if in a city, or Frankie and Benny’s and Bella Italia. In Australia, there was loads of top spots for breakfast and I loved eating burgers at Grill’d. At Kingston for Uni I loved going to this Italian for breakfast, and Sunshine cafe opposite my house.
14. I do my grocery shopping at:
Being back home with my parents now, for the time being at least, we do a big weekly shop once a week on a Friday usually.
When I was traveling around Australia for a year, I did my weekly shopping at Coles Supermarket. In the future, when I’m hopefully living long term in Australia, it will be back to Coles again.
15. The tastiest food I’ve ever eaten was:
Tough call, I have many favourite foods. Over the years though, I have always been a fan of both my Grandad and Dad’s cooking. Also my recent trip Down Under made me appreciate my Uncle Peter’s cooking too, he’s quite the cook and is passionate about food so he’s always experimenting with different flavours and spices etc, to good and tasty effect.
16. What’s your favourite cocktail?
I am a big cocktail fan and drinker and I usually go for the more fruity kinds. I would say that I love some of the cocktails down at TGI Fridays and Las Igunanas mostly. You can’t beat their passionfruit ones and pina coladas.
17. Coffee with George Clooney or Heston Blumenthal?
George Clooney knows how to sell an espresso on the Nescafe adverts, so I’ll go for him. Although then again, that might have something to do with how tasty that Nescafe range is. Either way, I’ll take George, but hopefully the coffee is on him. 😉
18. What should not be missing in your kitchen?
A dishwasher. Having worked as a kitchen hand in Australia for up to 13 hours a day and barely leaving the kitchen sink or dishwasher’s side, I’ll say a dishwasher. I know what it’s like to be washing dishes none stop and without that dishwasher, my job would have been even longer and harder.
19. What’s your favourite snack?
My go to snack has always been crackers with coleslaw, it’s always the perfect combination. I definitely missed cream crackers whilst I was out in Australia.
20. What’s on your pizza?
Veggies. I love an explosion of veggies on my pizza, the colourful the better. We’re talking onion, pineapple, pepper, sweetcorn etc. Just no mushrooms please! Oh and chicken, I like chicken.
21. What food do you really dislike?
Seafood, pork, mushrooms. Gross.
22. What’s your favourite food blog?
To be honest I am still feeling my way around the blogging community, especially the food and cookery section. I shall let you know though.
23. What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever eaten?
Hmm I shall also come back to you on this one.
24. What’s on your food bucket list?
I would love to just travel around the world, trying out all the famous cuisines. That would be a dream. I would also love to travel to places where the menus aren’t in English, as I think cultures need to be lived and experienced and we definitely take English for granted.
25. I couldn’t live without:
I think this is a standard answer, but potatoes. They are so versatile. That and eggs, but I think that’s because I am always eating them. They’re also very versatile.
If you could only eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Roast Dinners. Need I say more.
Anyway, until next time,
Love, hugs and pugs.