Archive for ‘Food’

September 22, 2017

Casa Del Sol, Sozopol

I was walking along the sea front in the new town of Sozopol looking for something to eat, I had thought I wanted a takeaway but then I came across the menu of this restaurant. I saw that they had fish soup and I immediately wanted it, I had to have it. I figured they wouldn’t be able to give me takeaway so I sat in, on the terrace looking out onto the sand below.

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June 23, 2017

Haberdashery, Crouch End


With my maternity leave I’m making the most of midweek brunching and generally hanging out in cafes drinking tea and eating cake.

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April 30, 2017

Granger & Co.

This year my life was turned upside down with the arrival of my beautiful baby boy (I’m biased of course but he really is beautiful). While I was pregnant, and no longer able to drink tequila and stay up past 9pm without yawning profusely, I had to find another way to enjoy myself. Shockingly that pleasure became food! This time however in the form of brunch.

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August 25, 2016

My Old Dutch

Rocket and Sundried Tomato Crepe

Pear and Cinnamon Crepe

When craving pancakes the logical solution is to head down to My Old Dutch. Not only do they have a wide range of sweet and savoury pancakes, but they are big and amazing!

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December 23, 2014

Fish Stew

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I love eating seafood but rarely ever make any for myself at home, partly as I’m always a little unsure of the best way to cook fish. My mum bought me a book on how to prepare and cook fish to help me overcome this! Although this particular recipe is not from that book- it did help to inspire me.

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September 2, 2014

Smoked Salmon and Asparagus Quiche

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So I’ve been a bit quiet on here for a while, but over the summer I have had some more free time and have been a busy little bee experimenting with some new recipes.

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July 12, 2014

Rocky Road

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I used a Nigella recipe for these rocky road beauties, but there are many other similar recipes out there. I liked this one as it was simple and easy to follow.

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February 4, 2014

Passion Fruit Cupcakes

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Passion fruit is one of my favourite fruits and I think always tastes amazing in deserts, so I thought I would experiment by putting them into a cupcake. I used a basic cupcake recipe and scooped out the passionfruit pulp as well as using the juice. I then made a coconut buttercream icing to give it that extra exotic feel.

Ingredients

3 Passion Fruit
1 Egg
4 oz caster sugar
4 oz Butter
4 oz Self raising flour
1 tsp Vanilla essence
Icing Sugar
desiccated coconut

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Method
1. Cream together the butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl
2. Slice the passion fruits in half and scoop out the insides.
3. Add the passion fruit pulp and juice to the mixture along with the vanilla essence.
4. Mix in the flour and baking powder.
5. Bake until brown in the oven at 180 C
6. For the icing beat the butter until creamy, then add the icing sugar and coconut.
7. Once the cupcakes have cooled, spread the icing onto the cakes.

You may not wish to have the seeds in your cakes, if so put the pulp into a strainer so that you still get all of the lovely flavour. Personally I like it as it adds an interesting texture to the bite.

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February 2, 2014

What do you want to read about?

So I have a few blog posts in the pipeline that I’m currently working on, but wondered what you- yes you really want to read about. So I have created a poll so that people can vote on what they would like to see on here, as you are my readers I feel it makes sense to ask what you like.

So please, vote, let me know. If there is none of your preferred answers- leave a comment, let me know. Thanks! 🙂

January 2, 2014

2013 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,800 times in 2013. If it were a cable car, it would take about 47 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

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