Author: Chez Shamwari

Erics Restaurant Review

Apologies to my subscribers as you will have received two blog updates from me on this, one of which the link may not work as I’ve had to delete that posting .. I won’t bore you with the detail …  I am still getting to grips with this technology!...

Restaurant reviews

Reviews of any eatery I’ve visited – mostly in the West Yorkshire area but sometimes further afield.  These ramblings are just that and have no other objective than to convey my personal experience and observations. 6 March, 2013 – The Design House, Deanclough, Halifax [more …] 3 March, 2013...

Lunch menu 20 August 2011

I am pleased to announce the lunch menu for Saturday 20 August as follows: Lunch Menu 20 August 2011 Cape seeded loaf  Melon cocktail  ~ Sicilian potato cake  Tossed green salad  ~  Chocolate crusted lemon tart  ~  Tea & Coffee Homemade truffles Suggested donation £17...

This piggy went to market

I am very much into the idea of supporting local food and low food miles.  Being able to identify where food has come from is important to me and the best way to ensure this is by visiting local farmer’s markets and farm shops in my area. There are...

Chez Shamwari’s inaugural afternoon tea

Saturday 2 July was an exciting day for me as it saw the inaugural afternoon tea at Chez Shamwari.  Attendance at this event was by private invitation only to friends of mine who didn’t mind being guinea pigs to my ‘full dress rehearsal’ of afternoon tea. I thought a practice...

Coffee and cake

Now to me a cup of coffee is a waste of time unless I’ve got something sweet to eat with it.  That something sweet really needs to be a cake or pud of some sort.  A biscuit, for example, wouldn’t really fit the bill. Saturdays and Sundays I really...

Nothing goes to waste in this house

I hate wasting any food so am always looking for ideas to use up those bits of leftovers and nothing more so than egg whites.  I seem to always have a lot of egg whites as I make my own ice cream (my signature flavour being my own rendition of...

About perfecting recipes

My posting on perfecting my apple pie recipe reminded me of the fact that my brother (P) reckons he has his malva pudding (a South African delicacy) down to fine art. “Practice makes perfect” were his very words to me on providing me with the recipe.  For those that aren’t...

Pefecting apple pie

Today has been all about perfecting that apple pie that I referred to on my first ever posting on this site on 2 June (Hello World!). I am pretty pleased with the result and almost replicated the original from my friend.  I think I had chopped the apples a...

First secret tea room experience

I went to my first secret tea room this afternoon at Cafe Nouveau (http://cafenouveau.wordpress.com/) which was a wonderful experience.  As you may see from my ‘About’ page, I am wanting to launch my own secret tea room cum cafe and this was an opportunity to see first hand how it...