Miyama Futon & Breakfast | A Glimpse of Rural Japan

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On our latest trip to Japan, I was determined to get a glimpse of rural Japan. We had very much enjoyed our previous insights into traditional Japan – staying in ryokans (traditional Japanese inns, often with quite an age and history to them) and visiting many century-old temples, shrines and castles. But until this trip,… Read more »

August 27, 2016

Shakshuka Boats | Tomato & Red Pepper Baked Eggs in Tortilla Cups

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My first thought on seeing these new bite-size versions of Old El Paso’s Stand ‘N’ Stuff tortillas was to bake eggs in them, with a rich tomato sauce bubbling underneath. Given Old El Paso’s Mexican flavours, such an idea might put you in mind of huevos rancheros – fried eggs laid onto round corn tortillas… Read more »

August 23, 2016

A Taste For… Garam Masala

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When cooks from the Indian subcontinent talk of garam masala, they talk of whole or ground. In his seminal and encyclopaedic book, McGee on Food and Cooking, Harold McGee explains that a greater surface area (from cracking or grinding spices) allows flavour molecules to escape more rapidly into the dish. This is why whole spices… Read more »

August 19, 2016

The Ninth by Jun Tanaka

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I like Jun Tanaka. I like his food, I like his approach and style of cooking, and on the occasions I’ve met him at a food event or cookery demonstration, I’ve liked his gentle and warm demeanour. His latest restaurant has been on my To Eat list for several months. Located on Charlotte Street in… Read more »

August 15, 2016

Blueberry Custard Ice Cream

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One of the most joyous things about summer for me is the abundance of fresh fruit. Seasonal British-grown fruits are a particular joy – that pleasure that comes from missing them when they are gone and anticipating them just before they are back once again… and then, here they are! Blueberries are one such fruit… Read more »

August 11, 2016

Raise a Glass to Tipple Box | Review Giveaway

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This decade is the decade that food and drink subscription services took off. Whether it’s British charcuterie, recipe meal kits or cheese toasties through the post, the selection of fantastic treats now available to buy online for delivery direct to your door has never been so wide and it continues to proliferate with new ideas… Read more »

August 9, 2016

Snapshots from Japan | Kinubiki Noodles in Moto-Hakone

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Hakone is one of Japan’s most popular tourist destinations, famous for its onsen (hot spring) resorts and natural beauty, not least the views of Lake Ashinoko and Mount Fuji. This mountainous town sits within the Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park; only 50 miles or so from central Tokyo the area is visited by national and international tourists… Read more »

August 5, 2016

Gatti’s Italian Restaurant | City Point

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Last week I was invited to a blogger dinner at Gatti’s, an Italian restaurant that’s recently moved to a new City Point location close to Moorgate station. The restaurant, which opened in Broadgate in 1989, is believed to have been named in honour of Luigi Gatti, a successful London front of house restaurant manager who… Read more »

August 3, 2016

August BSFIC | Fruit

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For this month’s Bloggers Scream For Ice Cream, it’s all about making use of fresh fruit. Whatever’s in season or readily available to you, used as the main flavour or as an accent. All frozen treats are welcome – ice creams, sorbets, ice lollies, granitas, shaved ice… I’m pondering an old-fashioned raspberry ripple though watermelon… Read more »

August 1, 2016

BSFIC July Roundup | Dairy Free

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A quiet month this month, but I still have some delicious dairy free frozen treats to share with you for Bloggers Scream For Ice Cream. First up are these whimsical Finding Nemo Popsicles from Jessica at The Healthy Mouse. The Nemo pops are orange creamsicle flavoured and the Dory ones are blueberry lemonade flavoured. Jessica… Read more »

July 30, 2016