Why Is French Food So Brown?

Undercover

It was an early April morning, light cloud sitting over the Seine masked the attempt of the sun to break through. A winter’s chill still lingered in the depths of the side streets as we headed towards the light of the river. We were in need of caffeine. Continue reading “Why Is French Food So Brown?”

Propagating A Post – work in progress

Propagating a Post
Propagating a Post

Before we can post about growing your own food, we need to have something to show you. So in late March this is about as far as 2017’s vegetables have progressed.  Continue reading “Propagating A Post – work in progress”

A Tale Of Two Restaurants – Sunday in Paris.

It’s not every day that you get invited out to a high profile restaurant in Paris – let alone two! Lunch was at Le Minipalais, a restaurant concealed within the Petit Palais, a stone’s throw from the Pont Alexandre with its stunning gold statues and views of the Seine. Dinner was at Allard, tucked away in the narrow back streets between the Boulevard St Germain and the Quai de Conti. Continue reading “A Tale Of Two Restaurants – Sunday in Paris.”

In A Cold Snap Take To Ginger – drinks to warm the inner being

Fresh Lemon & Ginger tea
Fresh Lemon & Ginger tea

Chinese herbalists and Ayurvedic practitioners have for centuries been prescribing ginger as a cure-it-all and digestive aid for a variety of illnesses – nausea, motion sickness, and even coughs and colds. Continue reading “In A Cold Snap Take To Ginger – drinks to warm the inner being”

Urban Charm – a canal-side lunch

Home made pizza and craft ales
Home made pizza and craft ales

In London, storm Doris has blown out of our lives and left us picking up the pieces. No serious damage, just twigs blown off trees and a few hoardings left roaming the streets. Having been trapped indoors for a couple of days listening to the wind howling in the chimneys, the sight of a blue sky, had us harnessing up Dog and striding out across the marshes to the Crate Brewery & Pizzeria in Hackney Wick. Continue reading “Urban Charm – a canal-side lunch”

The Best of British: Fashion and Apples – a pudding to satisfy cravings

Bramleys to the Ready
Bramleys to the Ready

It’s London Fashion week and venues across the city are thronged by pale, waif-like figures swinging glossy carrier bags, faces shrouded behind dark glasses. This bi-annual event has this year coincided with the first signs of spring. After weeks of single figure temperatures and frosty mornings, a high of 11C seems almost balmy. Padded coats, swathes of scarves and knitted hats are being discarded, and many of us standard-sized human beings are becoming aware of  the tightness of our jeans and the realisation that summer fashions are just around the corner. So what, you may ask has this got to do with baked apples? Continue reading “The Best of British: Fashion and Apples – a pudding to satisfy cravings”