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Oklava Modern Turkish Shoreditch

I don’t pretend to know much about Turkish food. My one visit to the country was years ago to a Club Med resort in Antalya. As you know, they serve up massive buffets of “local cuisine” which is probably not too authentic. All I know about Pide and Lahmacun, I learnt from those on Green Lanes. Meanwhile, back in London, Turkish cuisine seems to be the new trend. If Alan Yau is… [Read More]

Mushroom Risotto with Gluten-Free beer

Risotto is one of those gluten free dishes that is quite easy to make but takes a bit of time. For my vegetarian friends, this is usually the only option on the menu at a restaurant. There are so many variations in flavours that you can use in your risotto but one of the all time favourites has to be mushroom. Here is a Mushroom Risotto recipe with a twist…. [Read More]

Fresh and Seasonal at Farmstand Covent Garden

Trying to eat healthy on the go is not that easy in London unless you know where to go. If you want some healthy food that tastes good and has good provenance, it is even harder. Not many places will sell you on their provenance. Farmstand in Covent Garden is one who does. Just up the road from the Royal Opera House, they offer a selection of hot dishes and… [Read More]

9 Baking Soda life hacks for your kitchen, home and more

Is your kitchen cupboard full of expensive single purpose shop bought chemical cleaners? Here are some great life hacks using baking soda (also known as bicarbonate of soda) that will save you money, be more eco friendly and more healthy too. Baking soda is not just good for baking. It is the most useful but often overlooked product. Some of these hacks will deal with cleaning task that you used… [Read More]

Asian BBQ Recipe Ideas

It’s summertime but as usual, the weather here in London didn’t get the memo. It has been a bit cold and wet and as we know when Wimbledon comes round, it is liable to rain. Never mind, when the sun does appear, the BBQ will be rolled out. Here are some Asian inspired BBQ recipes ideas that you might want to try to add a bit of pizzaz to the… [Read More]

Mustard Dining – your casual neighbourhood British Restaurant

  It’s a wonder that not more restaurants and chefs have done more to champion local produce at a more accessible level. In London, we have so many new restaurants that serve really great food but at a price. A newcomer has changed that. Mustard Restaurant is a new British Brasserie serving sustainably sourced produce from around the British Isles. Their first outlet in the very residential Nappy Valley of Brook Green… [Read More]

Blueberry Yoghurt Ripple Ice Lollies

Ice cream is not just for summer.It is almost summer and time to start looking at some lighter, more colourful and fun recipes. Make this colourful and healthy Iced Yoghurt Lollie for your next picnic or BBQ.

A Cake Fit For a Queen with Eric Lanlard

When cake maker extraordinaire, Eric Lanlard, wants to challenge you to decorate a cake for the Queen’s Birthday, you just have to say yes. This is how I ended up in a kitchen in North London, playing with butter icing and edible glitter, trying to decorate a cake. I have never actually learnt how to do this before. All I have done is mess around with some slap dash chocolate… [Read More]

5 Day Hikes In and Around London

Sometimes, you just need to escape all the concrete in our great Metropolis and head into nature for a bit of a reboot. Strolling through Hyde Park just doesn’t quite do it. Luckily for us, there are quite a few places quite close to London where you can “get back to nature” hiking trip. Within an hour from London, there is quite a choice of day hikes. Some you can… [Read More]

Tasting Latin America at Comidafest

ComidaFest Latin American Street Food Festival on the Southbank- We feasted, we Zumba’d and Salsa’d, drank Pisco Sours,discovered Colombian arepas and Pastel de Choclo, drankMalbec with Picanha steaks, chowed down on Mexican Tacos, Venezuelan Arepas, Brazilian Pastels, Cubana sandwiches and more.

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