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The Royal Oak, Gastropub – Twickenham

The Royal Oak, Gastropub – Twickenham

Hippo Inns, a restaurant and pub group, add a tenth pub to its portfolio in the form of The Royal Oak in Twickenham. The modern refurbished gastropub is spread over two floors, with upstairs catering for private functions and the ground floor offering a bar, […]

Jazz Apple Pavlova

Jazz Apple Pavlova

Commissioned Post Crisp, sweet and juicy is what I look for in an eating apple, none of those grainy mushy varieties for me – I’m looking at you Golden (not so) Delicious! The Jazz Apple is a cross between a Braeburn and Royal Gala and fits […]

Tomato, Mozzarella and Basil Salad

Tomato, Mozzarella and Basil Salad

There are loads of food events going on up and down the country all throughout the year, but the London Produce Show is the one I most look forward to. It’s primarily a global trade event, but you get to see the up and coming […]

ActiFry Recipe: Caribbean-Spiced Plantain

ActiFry Recipe: Caribbean-Spiced Plantain

Commissioned Post I’ve been eyeing up Tefal’s low-fat fryer, ActiFry, since it first came out back in 2009. But with a retail price of over two hundred pounds I just couldn’t justify shelling out that much for one. There are now several models on the […]

Asparagus and Sauce Gribiche with Smoked Anchovies

Asparagus and Sauce Gribiche with Smoked Anchovies

British Asparagus is currently in season, so there’s no better time to make use of this glorious vegetable whilst they are at their peak. I love its versatility and one of my favourite ways to eat it is lightly charred on a griddle pan, which […]

Krombacher-Battered Calamari

Krombacher-Battered Calamari

Commissioned Post Calamari is a dish that I often choose if I see it on the menu. It works as a delicious starter or tasty pub snack. Just imagine you’re sat in a beer garden with the sun beaming down eating these delicious morsels of […]

Rome-inspired food at Palatino, Clerkenwell

Rome-inspired food at Palatino, Clerkenwell

Stevie Parle started out his cooking career at the infamous River Café where other successful chefs have trained such as Theo Randall, Hugh Fernley-Whittingstall and Jamie Oliver. Parle has since moved on to open Dock Kitchen, Rotorino, Sardine and Craft London. His latest edition is […]

Chai Thali – Indian Street Food Restaurant and Bar, Camden

Chai Thali – Indian Street Food Restaurant and Bar, Camden

Street food has been on the scene for a number of years now as well as the ongoing trend for small sharing plates. The latest addition to combine both of these is Indian restaurant and bar, Chai Thali. The restaurant is located in Camden on a road that’s […]


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Recipe: Turkish-Style Eggs with Wild Garlic Pesto

Recipe: Turkish-Style Eggs with Wild Garlic Pesto

Psst! I know where you can get free food. You can find it in most woodlands and riverbanks around the UK at this time of year. Can you guess what it is? Wild garlic. Wild garlic belongs to the chive family and has a soft […]

Walnut, Stilton and Mushroom Risotto Cakes

Walnut, Stilton and Mushroom Risotto Cakes

Last year I created a recipe in aid of Organic September. Like before, I was given a range of Sainsbury’s SO Organic products and from it decided to use the risotto, wine, walnuts.  I was also given a voucher to get more products if necessary (it was) […]

Comté, Goats Cheese and Onion Tart

Comté, Goats Cheese and Onion Tart

Shop bought puff pasty is my latest ‘thing’ at the moment. It’s so versatile that I can’t believe I’ve only just gotten around to cooking with it. It’s dead easy to use and you can achieve great results with little effort.

Recipe: Aubergine, Pepper and Mozzarella Sandwich

Recipe: Aubergine, Pepper and Mozzarella Sandwich

Fancy a sandwich with a difference? The difference – no bread! The reason for this is that I don’t eat much bread, as it tends to bloat me out. But, the biggest shocker – it’s completely vegetarian too!

Mini Goats Cheese Frittata with Roasted Red Pepper and Onion

Mini Goats Cheese Frittata with Roasted Red Pepper and Onion

I’ve been having random little chats with a goat on Twitter – no, I’m not crazy (well, maybe just a little). Her name is Ethel and she is one of five goats that help to produce Capricorn Somerset Goats Cheese.  She’s set a number of […]