Raspberry and white chocolate frappacini in the sun at Cafe Nero, Peace Gardens Sheffield

Met a friend at Cafe Nero as we knew that we could get a seat in the sun.

I had a raspberry and white chocolate frappacini. It had no coffee in. Thinner consistency then milk shake; so more refreshing. Cool with all ice. Predominant taste is of sweetness;  if sucking cream drink from under the cream, but if concentrate can taste the white chocolate. If suck the cream get some of the raspberry syrup, so the raspberry flavour is syrupy raspberry rather than fresh refreshing raspberry taste.

My Sunday Al Fesco Lunch featuring Young Drinking Coconut fron Vietnam

I was buying a medium salad from the deli bar from Morrisons which cost £2.50. I saw that for £3 you could get a meal deal including the medium salad, a snack and a drink; so I wandered over to see what was offer … amongst the bottle of drinks young drinking coconut caught my eye! I ate outside, I had just been planting on my table so you may notice bits of compost in pictures.

The young coconut came with instructions.

The instructions about finding eye with thumb was bit vague. I tried scratching around with thumb and pushing straw in but, that was not yielding so I poked a blunt knife and pushed down untill I saw milk. Then pushed straw in which by this stage was rather bent.

I don’t drink milk. I imagine coconut milk is more watery than normal milk. I would not quite describe taste as cocunutty. I’m not sure that fond of how it tastes. Last year in Cuba I liked pina cola lady’s with rum, so if I had run I would try, mixing with rum. I would probably have to try and get milk from cocunut into a glass to mix with run rather than run into cocunut with tiny hole …unless cut top half of cocunut off…

My salad included an onion bhaji, falafel, sweetcorn and coronation chicken rice ( coronation chicken was first created to be payable to a range of dignities at the meal at Buckingham Palace post Queen Elizabeth coronation).

I then ate a doughnut peach that I had brought home from the work’s fruit bowl. For the snack part of the meal deal, I had chosen a piece of red velvet cake, considering it must have been mass produced it was surprisingly noisy.

Celebrating National Fish and Chip Day 2nd June


I had fishcake and chips.

What your choice of fish and chips says

A Yorkshire fishcake. In other parts of the country fishcakes consist of  mashed potatoe mixed with flaked fish in either breadcrumbs or batter. In Yorkshire they do not consider this to be a fishcake; they call that a rissole. A Yorkshire fishcake is a thin slice of fish between, two slices of potatoe then battered.

I also bought mushy peas from local fish and chip shop. Mushy peas are more popular in north of England then the south.

I had plenty of vinegar on for tang. As I have Belgium 🇧🇪 heritage, I like mayonnaise with chips. I sometimes have tartare sauce with fish and chips but, I did not have any in stock today.

Sheffield May bank holiday food festival 

I started by trying two thimbles of fruit cocktails at English country garden stall.


I then tried some wine at Pieroth wine whilst discussing wine tasting nights.

Some samples of different flavoured marshmallow. I could have also tried flour made from cricket, which I would have tried if it had not contained nuts.

I tried Budapest poutine from the Gravy train. A tasty Canadian way to eat chips with added flavours.

I also have happy feet after a pedicure and reflexology.

My pedicure was well time as I walked in just as it was starting to spot with rain. Whilst I was having the pedicure done, it sounded like it was hammering down. Then I walked out it was sunny again. Now there is the second of two windy spells. It is looking a bit grey so not sure whether sun will come back out to play today.

A well presented vegetable stall

Source: Bank holiday weekend in Sheffield food and 80s and the sun in building up to shining.

Bank holiday weekend in Sheffield food and 80s and the sun is building up to shining.

Today untill Monday there is a food festival in the centre of Sheffield. Lots of stalls selling food and a pop up farm with animals. Passing on bus as being set up, spotted vegetable, cup cakes, beer  and Chinese noodle stalls.

Today and tomorrow  Street City is having an 80s themed food market with usual music (see links below for information about previous street city events).

Mardi Gras Carnival Continues Saturday 25th….

Celebrating Chinese New Year at Sheffield Street City Food Market avec Music

Lunch at Bhaji Cafe, Kelham Island, Sheffield 

Beef and potato curry Thali style i.e with accompaniments like pickles: £8. They do a changing, daily lunch thali with a meat or vegetable option. Lunch is untill 3pm. They also do take away on items like wraps.

Metal tray was not easy to eat off. Both food and table was pretty and colourful.

Strawberry cheese cake: £4.