Author: hshperci

Pumpkins, Pumpkins, Pumpkins

Pumpkin carving is fun, but what can we do to get the most out of this seasonal ‘fruit’? A pumpkin is a cultivar of a squash plant, with a thick shell containing seeds and pulp. The ‘insides’ can be used for many purposes and this article will give you all the information you need to know to make the best recipes. Pumpkin Puree A pumpkin puree can add a little sweetness to a simple recipe such as cakes, pancakes and pies. The perfect treat to tickle your taste buds! Simply take 750g of pumpkin, peeled, deseeded and cut into...

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Best Dining Spots for the River of Light Festival

On Sunday 4th November the incredible River of Light festival will light up the skies in Liverpool, with a never before-seen musical firework show over the stunning waterfront. Tens of thousands of people are expected to line the waterfront for the free display, with the Royal Albert Dock, which is just a stone’s throw away, being an ideal spot to enjoy some delicious pre or post festival sustenance. Top picks to enjoy a tasty Sunday dinner before or after the display: Lunyalita For a Spanish feast, head down to Lunyalita where there’s plenty of Spanish and Catalonian-style tapas to...

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Las Iguanas | Restaurant Relaunch Review

Las Iguanas is celebrating ten years in Liverpool with a sparkling new look and menu this October. Guests will find new splashes of vibrant sunshine colour, improved bar areas for enjoying those famous Happy Hour cocktails, and a revamped piazza; the perfect spot to take a break from Christmas shopping at Liverpool ONE and watch the world go by overlooking Chavasse Park!                               Upon entrance to the restaurant, Holly and I were greeted by the friendly front of house staff, who firstly directed us to meet...

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All things chocolate!

In honour of national chocolate week, The Sphinx have put together a roundup of all the facts and recipes you need to know about the well-loved treat. Chocolate Week aims to promote fine flavour chocolate, the independent chocolatiers and companies who work in direct partnership with cocoa farmers and encouraging Fairtrade practices. Fun Facts White chocolate is not real chocolate… In order to be classified as real chocolate, a product has to contain cocoa solids or cocoa liquor. White “chocolate” contains cocoa butter instead. Chocolate was once used as currency… The Aztecs loved and valued the cacao bean so highly...

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Exciting October Events at the Royal Albert Dock

This October, the Royal Albert Dock will become the hub of the city as it provides some fantastic events for everyone to enjoy! From a huge drawing festival, to a creative Diwali workshop, and a mouth-watering food and drink quiz, there’s something for everyone this month at Liverpool’s iconic waterfront. Revolucion de Cuba – Salsa Social 4th & 18th October Revolucion de Cuba host free salsa classes, with a beginners class and an intermediate class with an experienced salsa teacher. Following the dance lessons, there is a club night until 2:30am, where one of the resident salsa teachers, DJ Yayo,...

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