Holidays

Eating Our Way Around Vietnam Part 2: Hoi An

Apologies for the delay in getting this post up. Real life has got in the way since we got back. After our wonderful time in Hanoi and Halong Bay we flew south a little way to the beautiful town of Hoi An. This is a really interesting place which is both a port and a riverside… Continue reading Eating Our Way Around Vietnam Part 2: Hoi An

Holidays

Eating Our Way Around Vietnam Part 1: Hanoi

It has been a few weeks since we got back from a wonderful, much-needed holiday in Vietnam and as my memories are starting to lose their freshness, it’s time I documented our food adventures. Vietnam is a long, thin country with a cuisine influenced by its neighbours China and the rest of Southeast Asia. As… Continue reading Eating Our Way Around Vietnam Part 1: Hanoi

Recipes

Broad beans, mint and ricotta on sourdough

Frozen broad beans Ricotta Sourdough bread Mint Lemon Garlic Olive oil Salt and Pepper Method: Boil the broad beans for 4-5 minutes and once cool, take the skins off. Then put them in a bowl with lemon rind, shredded mint, olive oil and seasoning. Then crush them down with a fork. Slice the sourdough and griddle… Continue reading Broad beans, mint and ricotta on sourdough

Recipes

Orzo with artichoke, broad beans, lemon, thyme and parmesan

Orzo pasta or dried risoni Jar of marinated artichokes Frozen broad beans Button mushrooms Lemon thyme Lemon Olive oil Parmesan Method: This is  so easy but really summery and tasty and lovely colours! Boil the orzo until it is al dente and the broad beans for around 4-5 minutes. Pod the broad beans in a bowl.… Continue reading Orzo with artichoke, broad beans, lemon, thyme and parmesan

Recipes

Keralan king prawn and coconut curry:

500g king prawns – shelled and deveined 1 white onion 175ml coconut cream 1/2 tsp ground turmeric 1 tsp chilli powder 1 cinnamon stick 6 whole cardamom pods, lightly crushed so they split open 3 grated garlic cloves 2.5cm/1in piece of ginger, grated fresh coriander 1 red pepper A handful of trimmed green beans A… Continue reading Keralan king prawn and coconut curry:

Recipes

Lime, white chocolate and ginger cheesecake

This is so easy to make, you don’t even have to turn the oven on and you get to bash biscuits with a rolling pin which is very therapeutic! 200g ginger biscuits 75g unsalted butter 400g light cream cheese (could use full fat if you’re not watching the calories) 300g mascarpone 200g icing sugar 1… Continue reading Lime, white chocolate and ginger cheesecake

Restaurants

The Little Taperia, Tooting

I’ve tooted the horn for Tooting many times because it honestly is a really diverse and great place to find excellent food. And if there aren’t enough reasons already to avoid homecooking, another one arrived earlier this month. The people behind the wonderful Meza and unique Little Bar have joined forces to create The Little… Continue reading The Little Taperia, Tooting

Restaurants

Jar Kitchen could never jar with me!

A few weeks ago I read a review of the new restaurant Jar Kitchen on Drury Lane which raved about its small menu and lovely staff. I mentioned it to some friends as we had a birthday to celebrate and we managed to secure a table. The day before we went Jar Kitchen was reviewed… Continue reading Jar Kitchen could never jar with me!

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Lunch With Benedict Cumberbatch, Waaaahhhh!

I was lucky enough to be invited to have lunch in a hospitality suite at Twickenham before England’s match against Scotland on Saturday. I have no idea what I ate or what it tasted like because I was sat NEXT TO Benedict Cumberbatch for the whole thing. As you can tell, I was as cool… Continue reading Lunch With Benedict Cumberbatch, Waaaahhhh!

Restaurants

Great Scott’s!

Scott’s on Mount Street in Mayfair is a restaurant for a special occasion. It’s not cheap but worth every penny for the exquisite service, beautiful food and calm atmosphere. We’ve had a tough month due to personal reasons and needed a family night out where we could have a few giggles and enjoy some stunning… Continue reading Great Scott’s!