Lemon Balm Sorbet

Lemon Balm Sorbet

The herb patch in our back garden has gone wild. Lemon balm is one of the winners of the battle for space and light, thrusting proud stems laden with aromatic leaves in all directions. We also have bold bushes of sage, rosemary, oregano and thyme. I think the pure and subtle flavour of herbs can [Read More…]

Diana Henry’s Chicken with Pumpkin, Cream & Gruyère

Diana Henry's Chicken with Pumpkin, Cream & Gruyère

I don’t often gravitate towards cookery books focusing on a single ingredient as they so often have a core of fabulous recipes padded out with a bunch of weak page fillers. But Diana Henry’s A Bird In The Hand is a wonderful exception, chock – or should that be chook? – full of appealing recipes [Read More…]

Islay In My Belly | Feis Ile 2015

Islay In My Belly | Feis Ile 2015

Islay, aaah, Islay, it’s always such a pleasure to visit your beautiful landscapes again. Even if you made a liar out of me when I told our Islay newbie friends how we have always had gorgeous weather for Feis Ile (whisky and musical festival) week and would surely have it again. Even in the driving [Read More…]

Postcard from Iceland #5 | Húsavík Whale Watching

Postcard from Iceland #5 | Húsavík Whale Watching

Located on Iceland’s north coast, the townfolk of Húsavík primarily make their livings from fishing and tourism, the latter being focused on whale watching trips out from the harbour. Our 3 hour trip with North Sailing gave us some wonderful sightings. The most famous landmark of the town is the wooden church Húsavíkurkirkja, built in [Read More…]

Rex & Mariano | Superb Seafood in Soho

Rex & Mariano | Superb Seafood in Soho

Rex and Mariano has been making quite an impression since it launched earlier this year. From the same group as famous steak restaurant Goodman and enormously successful proto-chain Burger & Lobster, the new fish and seafood restaurant is named for two key suppliers involved in the venture – Rex Goldsmith aka The Chelsea Fishmonger and [Read More…]

Early Summer BSFIC | Sorbets & Granitas

Early Summer BSFIC | Sorbets & Granitas

When the sun comes out, it’s time to look to the freezer for sweet, delicious, frozen treats.     Images from Shutterstock.com For this extended Bloggers Scream For Ice Cream, I’m looking for refreshing sorbets and granitas! Get blitzing, freezing and blogging! All bloggers are welcome – food, lifestyle, parenting or health and from anywhere around [Read More…]

Kavey Eats Froothie Optimum 9200 Blender Giveaway

Kavey Eats Froothie Optimum 9200 Blender Giveaway

Today we’re kicking off a celebration of National Vegetarian Week by giving away a truly fantastic prize – Froothie’s wonderful Optimum 9200 power blender, a boon for any cook’s kitchen. Regular readers will already know how much I love my Optimum 9400, the predecessor model to the 9200. I’ve used it for all manner of [Read More…]

Sushimania, N12 | Great Food, Shame About The Service

Sushimania, N12 | Great Food, Shame About The Service

I ought to write more about local restaurants, since we visit our favourites far more often than any in central London… and certainly more often than those in “upped and comed” areas of East London that are hip and happening but a pain in the arse to get to! Sushimania is the latest new face [Read More…]

Postcard from Iceland #4 | The North

Postcard from Iceland #4 | The North

Outside of Reykjavik, Iceland is sparsely populated with individual farmsteads and small communities dotted across a rural landscape. Farming and fishing are still key industries but the last decade has seen huge growth in software, biotechnology, finance and service industries and a significant increase in tourism. Sauðárkrókur – Hólar – Akureyri After an inland detour [Read More…]

Postcard from Iceland #3 | The North West

Postcard from Iceland #3 | The North West

I’m conscious that it’s now several months since our summer visit to Iceland and that I stalled after sharing just two ‘postcards’. I’ve been processing more of the images from the trip and decided to resume the series; better late than never! We didn’t have time on this trip to include the Western Fjords that [Read More…]

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