Breakfast, Quick Recipes

Jamaican Cornmeal Porridge

September 17, 2015

Jamaican Cornmeal Porridge

Yesterday was the first day the knee high leather boots had to come out because not only was it chilly but the rain just seemed never ending. I guess that’s London for you, Summer is hit or in this year’s case a complete miss (minus the 5 days we all enjoyed), and the bleak weather can often leave me feeling homesick. When the temperatures drop and the clouds take over it is a clear indication that the season for comfort foods is fast approaching if not already here. Comfort foods are very personal. If we were all to make a list of our favourite ones the dishes would be very different but what we feel when we eat them would be very similar. In short the dishes that make us feel warm and cuddly inside, or brighten up a dreadful day, or transport us to our favourite places and make us relive our finest memories; those are comfort foods. I have many but one would have to be Cornmeal Porridge.  Continue Reading…

Beverages, Gluten-Free Recipes, Vegetarian Recipes

Pimm’s Cocktail Recipe

August 24, 2015
Pimms Cocktail Recipe

Pimms Cocktail Recipe

Some days it feels like Summer was never really here in London and then there are those days that we only dream of and London becomes the place where most would be very happy to be. This Pimm’s recipe was created in celebration of this past weekend where despite a spell of torrential rains temperatures have been high and the sunshine has been bright.  Continue Reading…

Desserts, Recipes, Vegetarian Recipes

Eton Mess

August 13, 2015
Eton Mess

Eton Mess

There aren’t many dishes that I think of as traditionally English but Eton Mess is definitely one of them. I mean when someone told me that the national dish here was Chicken Tikka Masala I bursted out laughing; that doesn’t even sound English. Surely Bangers and Mash, Fish and Chips, a roast dinner or even an English breakfast would be more suitable for such a title? But then again stealing and appropriating is something that the English do well, no offence.  Continue Reading…

Reviews

Summer Tales in London

August 8, 2015
Summer Tales in London

Summer Tales in London

Pregnancy is such a beautiful thing especially when it means your friend’s pregnant friend has to give away her tickets for a summer event in London and then on Friday night you find yourself at Summer Tales.

London is so much better in the summer! People are more friendly, it’s easier to choose what to wear and there’s so much to do. I am not usually a fan of Shoreditch because I find that it’s filled with people who are trying too hard to be cool but last night was different.  Continue Reading…