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Nduja, Pear and Cheese Toasties with Barber’s 1833 Vintage Reserve Cheddar

Barbers 1833 grilled cheese toastie with nduja and pear

One of the pleasures of running this blog is the opportunity to find and learn about great products. Barber’s 1833 Vintage Reserve Cheddar Cheese is one that I was introduced to recently. I was invited to the Royal Bath and West Show to join other bloggers in a little Cheese Toastie competition. My recipe, which won, was an Nduja, Pear, Honey and Barbers 1833 Cheddar Cheese Toastie (picture above and… [Read More]

Miso Coley Recipe Alternative to Nobu’s Miso Black Cod #SwitchTheFish

Miso Coley Fillet Recipe

Nobu’s Black Cod with Miso is probably one of the most popular and most copied fish dishes in restaurants. The first time I had it in Nobu, I fell in love. Luckily for those of us who don’t frequent Nobu, we can recreate this dish at home with very little fuss.

Abundant Young Talent- Olive It Cookery Competition

olive it cookery competition 2015

Olive It holds a yearly cookery competition with Westminster Kingsway College culinary students. The finals is a live event where the young chefs cook a 3-course menu incorporating olives Spanish olive oil. A panel of 8 judges determine the ultimate winner while their family and guests cheer them on. This year the winner was Kieran McGarrigle. I had the great fortune of choosing the right table to sit on with his parents… [Read More]

Yauatcha City Launch Party in Pictures

Yauatcha City Broadgate Circle

Yauatcha City launched with a fab party at their new Broadgate Circle location. The beautiful people gathered, champagne and cocktails were flowing and trays of delectable dim sum and patisseries were sampled. Yauatcha City has taken over this great space on the first floor of Broadgate Circle. Previously the home of a wine bar. When I worked in Broadgate, it was a very busy after work haunt. This is the… [Read More]

Fatburger opens in Camden

fatburger camden town london

London’s love affair with American Hamburgers is carrying on unabated. This week sees the opening of another cult Californian burger chain, Fatburger in Camden Town. It’s on a side street on the way to Camden Lock, next to a Byron and a diner. As you can see from the image above, they are already all over the world. So how will it fair in the very busy burger restaurant space… [Read More]

Krispy Kreme Launches limited edition Choco Mania

Krispy Kreme Chocomania Doughnuts

My first introduction to Krispy Kreme was in San Francisco in the early days when the Krispy Kreme fan club was at its height in California. My friends there were aghast that I had never tasted one. They were insistent on me trying it so we drove about 30 minutes out of town to the nearest outlet in Daly City to rectify this. A new obsession was born. It was… [Read More]

Eating Piada in Soho

Piada Bar Soho

A favourite Emilio Romagno street food sandwich, classically filled with parma ham, melted mozzarella and rocket. Don’t miss the hot melting Nutella one too.

Ski Planning: Luxury Ski Chalets in Val d’Isere

win Pol Roger Champagne

Win Pol Roger Champagne. Planning my next ski season, thinking of these luxury ski in/ ski out chalets in Val d’Isere with outdoor hot tub and 5 star chefs cooking the dinners.

Wild Elderflower Spritz for the Summer

Wild Elderflower Spritz

Wild Drinks just launched their Wild Elderflower Spritz drink in the UK. What’s in the bottle? A bit of Perry, a bit of Gin and elderflower. It really tastes of an English Summer. It has an ABV of 5.4%, less than a glass of wine so don’t feel guilty about indulging. This would be great to take along to a summer picnic, take to a festival or even in your… [Read More]

Better tasting tea with soft water and clean filtered water from Kinetico

Tea made with hard and soft water

Kinetico’s water softener helps you make better tasting tea, is kind on your skin and saves your boiler and appliances. Their new Kube Water filter filters our lead, mercury and microbial cysts (nasty organisms)from your tap water.

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