Sponge Cake

Manchester’s Northern Quarter: the best tea and cake in town

Manchester on a weekend can be a little overwhelming as crowds of people descend upon the Arndale Centre and Market Street intent upon shopping until they drop. A gentle stroll or stress-free mooch around the city feels impossible amongst the crush of the main retail areas, and as such, I nearly always avoid visiting the…

Eiffel Tower | 7 Things to do in Paris | Cloud Nine Lifestyle

7 Things to do on a City Break in Paris

Stepping off the Eurostar and onto the platform at the cavernous terminal of the Gard du Nord in Paris is exhilarating. Somehow, the human body knows it is Paris, one of the most exciting, cultured and romantic cities in the world. The veins tingle as adrenaline flows freely, preparing you for an extended weekend of sightseeing…

Pasta | Aubergine, Red Pepper Pasta | Cloud Nine Lifestyle

Aubergine, Red Pepper and Fresh Tomato Pasta Sauce

I got the idea for this recipe from Jack Monroe’s marvellous second cookbook A Year in 100 Recipes. In her ‘smoky aubergine, tomato and red lentil pasta sauce’, Jack recommends cooking the aubergine whole for around 30 minutes, before scraping out the soft insides and adding them to the sauce. The result is soft, gooey and flavoursome…

Chicken Ramen | A Warm and Soothing Chicken Ramen | Cloud Nine Lifestyle

Recipe: a Warm and Soothing Chicken Ramen

About a year ago, my boyfriend and I discovered what has become one of our favourite restaurants in Manchester: Samsi on Whitworth Street. The sushi at Samsi is simply wonderful –  this was our main reason for visiting, as we were tired of the overpriced and undersized portions of sushi at a certain well known…

Overnight Oats | Cloud Nine Lifestyle

Overnight Oats: Delicious and Nutritious

About a month ago, I wrote an article for La Vida Magazine about overnight oats. Ever since then, it’s fair to say that my boyfriend and I have been hooked on the things. With their delightfully alliterative name, overnight oats tick many boxes. They are quick and easy to make, and save time in the…