MY FOODIE WEEKEND

Morning all,

So today I want to tell you about my foodie weekend.

Friday – was my last day in Bournemouth! I decided to treat myself to some food from the hotel cafe and I must say- it was really rather tasty. I ordered a burger topped with chilli and some chips. Here it is:

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I then took a nice long stroll to the train station, passing the beach and all the shops on Bath Road. Luckily for me it didn’t snow in Bournemouth but it snowed in London so I was rather chuffed with that!

Saturday – I had arranged to meet up with my friend L. We had decided we were going to go to Bromley for something to eat. It was local and reasonably priced so we headed there and went on the hunt for food. We both had a craving for some Italian food… there were a couple of places and we decided on Ask Italian. For our starter we ordered (to share)

Sweet Potato Fries… Whats the deal?

Guys, honestly…

What’s the deal with sweet potato fries?

I mean, we all know they are undeniably tasty and they make any meal 10 times better but… since when?

They weren’t always such a big thing, now wherever you go there’s the option to have sweet potato fries for an extra £1.50. The reason I ask this is because the other day I went to Tescos and purchased a pack of sweet potato fries. Now they aren’t something I’d usually buy, I’d only really have them if I was eating out. So to have them at home felt like a real treat, however I had them last night and the novelty wore off real quick.


I had them with some vegan bean burgers and maybe it was the combination but I got rather sick of eating them after a while. This probably sounds odd but they were just too sweet! Yes. I know. You don’t have to say it ‘SWEET potato fries Chants, the clue’s in the name’. It just wasn’t as good a meal with these little orange fries. Upon reflection I’ve come to the realisation that every time I’ve had sweet potato fries I’ve had some sort of wine whether it be dry sauvignon blanc or a nice crisp prosecco. Maybe the wine balances out the sweetness of the sweet potato fries and makes them more enjoyable to my palette. Maybe I’m being 100% extra and it makes no difference.

Either way the fries WEREN’T the same.

I think I might have a go at making them from scratch to see if it makes a difference – or I could just continue eating out. As you’ve probably gathered I’m incredibly indecisive. Its a wonder how I get anything done!

Thoughts on the sweet fries?

Chants x