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Smoked Salmon Mousse and Avocado Sandwich

smoked salmon mousse and avocado sandwich

I am trying to eat more fish and am trying out different healthy recipes. I like smoked salmon and thought that this sandwich recipe with the addition of avocado would be a healthier option. You will get a good dose of healthy oils from this sandwich, with the omega 3 from the Salmon and heart friendly oils from the avocado. I used the Warburtons seeded sandwich thins to make this… [Read More]

L’ETO Caffe launches a dinner menu in Knighstbridge

L'eto Caffe Knightsbridge

L’eto Caffe is a chain that is growing around London. It is one of those new style cafes that serves ala carte lunches and dinners besides the cakes and salads on display. This new branch in Knightsbridge along Brompton Road caters to the shoppers and the locals who  like to linger for a cup of coffee. Their stunningly colourful display of cakes in the window draws the crowds in. Following… [Read More]

Gluten Free Spiced Orange and Almond cake

Tom Kerridge Gluten Free Spiced Orange Cake

In the frenzy leading up to Christmas, my friend and I were inspired to make some of the dishes from Tom Kerridge’s Christmas programme. One of those dishes was this gluten free spiced orange cake made with almond flour. Watching him do it on the tele made it look really easy. We gathered all the ingredients and late on Christmas Eve we decided to start making this. Here is where… [Read More]

Nothing but steak at Chez Boubier Knightsbridge

chez boubier entrecote cafe de paris

Restaurants that just serve one thing is becoming a new trend in London from the Hummus Bros, La Polentaria, Arancini Brothers to Fraq’s Lobster Shack. Chez Boubier Cafe de Paris is probably the grand daddy of them all serving their one dish menu since the 1930′s. This restaurant at the neglected end of Brompton Road is the first branch of Geneva’s Entrecôte Café de Paris which serves just the one… [Read More]

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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Thanks for reading my blog this year. Looking forward to a very exciting, fun and delicious 2015!

Paddington Afternoon Tea at the Mandarin Oriental

Paddington Afternoon Tea The roseberry

The Roseberry Room at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Knightsbridge is a beautiful space with high ceilings, furniture beautifully upholstered wiht lime green velvet and accents, with a commanding fireplace and large picture windows overlooking Harvey Nichols and Sloane Street. We were there to sample their new Paddington Afternoon Tea, in celebration of the new Paddington Movie. It looks like London has really been hit by Paddington fever. You might… [Read More]

Mich Turner simple cake decorating tips from Cake School

Mich Turner Cake School Rose Ombre Cake

Mich Turner has been running the Little Venice Cake Company since 1999. Her stunning new book, Mich Turner’s Cake School, Expert tuition from the Master Cake Maker, has just been published. Its full of beautiful pictures of cakes, her favourite cake recipes and some very useful baking tips. Get it for £20.50 from Amazon (free delivery over £25 or Amazon Prime),  £19.99 from Lakeland (you can collect in store or free delivery over… [Read More]

Christmas Gift Guide for Gourmets

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Thinking of original and interesting gifts for gourmets is not easy. There are so many things to choose from and every year, there are so many new products to confuse you further. Here is an edit of some lovely food and drink gift ideas for Christmas. Dazzle your guests with a Luxury Cheese Selection from Paxton and Whitfield. If you pop into the shop they can help you pick some… [Read More]

Spelt Quinoa Scones Recipe

Spelt Quinoa Scones

This is quick and easy recipe that I learnt a a recent baking lesson at Le Pain Quotidien. It’s a clever way to use 2 highly on trend ingredients spelt flour and quinoa. The way this is made yields 4 very large scones. You can easily divide this into 6 to make a few smaller ones as you wish. If you wanted to make more refined looking scones, you can… [Read More]

Whisky Tasting and the Hunting (Game) Menu at The Park Tower Knightsbridge

Game menu The Hyde Bar Park Tower Hotel

It’s the time of year for Game Hunting. Chef Pascal is a keen hunter and this time of year he likes to make the full use of the game that he hunts like venison. We had the pleasure of tasting some of the dishes he created on his ” Hunting Menu” at the Hyde Bar in theThe Park Tower Knightsbridge, a Luxury Collection Hotel. The Hyde Bar is a lounge… [Read More]

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