Eggy Crumpets w/ Homemade Beans

Last weekend was wonderful.  I finished work early and, despite my train from St Pancras being cancelled and having to get to Euston, Birmingham and THEN Derby, we all got a lovely weekend of family time. Jennie cooked seafood risotto, we drank champagne (why not ey?) and, after a long ass Sunday morning run, Jennie…

Lakeside Pavilion Cafe, Victoria Park, E3

Monday was an unexpected treat for several reasons; not only did I have an impromptu day off (HURRAH for self-employment) but my bestie and her man were also mooching around London recovering from Field Day. Taking advantage of this happy, happy coincidence, we decided to have brunch near where they were staying at the Cafe…

Freakishly-Green-Courgette Spaghetti

Before I dive into this blog post, I’m going to admit that this recipe is (rather heavily) adapted from A Pinch of Yum – website here. Anyway, the sudden onslaught of hot weather must have frazzled my brain because this morning I said, TOTALLY casually to Chris ‘do you fancy trying courgette spaghetti for dinner?”…

Goodman, W1S.

Wow, we’ve been lazy sods on the blog recently. This month seems to have flown by in a whirl on 3 day working weeks and excessive drinking. For some unknown reason my kitchen has stayed squeaky clean and I just haven’t had the time or inspiration to try any new places.   Last week, I…

Galicia, Español (part dos)

I left you on Saturday night, weaving our way back to the hotel after a bottle or two of Badiana’s finest (house) alboriño THIRTEEN EURO A BOTTLE ARGH. On Sunday we woke up feeling FREESSSSHHH (that’s not even a joke, we didn’t have a hangover the whole time we were away, though god knows we…

Galicia, Español (part uno)

It’s been a shitty few months for me for various reasons, so when my bestie suggested a long weekend away to forget about life I jumped on that idea like a thoroughly inappropriate metaphor. On a recommendation we decided to go a bit off piste and booked flights to Santiago de Compostela, in Spain. We…

Chooks, W5.

Saturday was date day – After a short spell at work (boo Saturday work BOO) we headed into London and to the Natural History Museum to face my biggest fear*… Butterflies. *nearly Sensational Butterflies comes to NHM every summer (I’ve heard that we’re in BST but I’m yet to see 3 days without rain/thunder/SNOW WHAT…

Vindinista, W3.

That’s right, W3.  Acton has seriously stepped it up a notch peeps,with a new trendy (in Acton) new wine bar (in Acton) on Churchfield Road, a stones throw away from Acton Central (in Acton).  They pride themselves in providing wines from off the beaten track plus artisan classics and boy, the holy grail of all…

Brunch @ Flesh & Buns, WC2H.

Flesh & Buns is mine and Jennies long standing go-to place.  Every birthday, celebration or just coz Thursday, we head into Covent Garden, tummies rumbling ready to devour all the sushi, buns and champers we can cram into our little (maybe) tummies. IMAGINE our UNCONTAINABLE EXCITEMENT when FLESH AND BUNS started doing BRUNCH!!!! BOTTOMLESS BRUNCH…

Meat Liquor, N1.

Last week, a lovely email landed in my inbox offering 50% off food on ‘Blue Tuesday’* at Meat Liquor. It’s not like we’d been starved to death (quite the opposite) over the Easter weekend but hey, when ML is half price you don’t not go, you just don’t. *every Tuesday should be labelled ‘blue’ if…

Beigel Bake, Brick Lane.

Last weekend was a bit of a messy one. It was one of those ‘let’s have a few quiet drinks in Ealing’ that turned into ‘let’s quickly line our stomachs at Five Guys then head east for a gig and get bladdered’. Tequila got involved (SOD OFF TEQUILA NOBODY LIKES YOU) and we saw some…

The Cheese Truck @ The Chesham Arms, E9

Is there any foodstuff in the world better than a cheese toastie?? If, like me, you’ve had a week bruising to both heart and soul, all that gooey, melty, cheesey goodness is a comfort, a balm and – when you combine it with copious quantities of red wine – a pretty damn good sedative. I’ve…