I’ve been learning lately about the relative perceptions of success. Six year old me thought that ‘making it’ was being prima ballerina Margot Fontaine. When I was in high school it was getting grades as good as my sister. After finishing university with a fashion degree I saw it as becoming head designer at Dior….
The fast disappearing sour cherry chocolate cake – and how to make it.
My favourite cake to bake is a sour cherry chocolate cake. It’s my go to cake for all occasions. Dinner parties, birthdays, bereavements. It’s a one (ish) bowl wonder. Chuck it all in, mix it up and Bob’s your uncle. It never disappoints, and is always a winner. Quick, delicious, and fairly idiot proof. I…
Padella – Where if you concentrate really hard, you can taste the sweat of the pasta maker.
A few nights ago I went with a friend to visit Padella. I had been meaning to pay them a visit for a while, but had always been dissuaded by the queue which snaked most nights in an orderly line down the street. Even on a Monday. I’m really not a fan of queues, and…
Brewhouse and Kitchen – Pie, mash, and a well lost pub quiz
Last night I went with some friends to the Brewhouse and Kitchen in Islington. In truth we were actually there for their Monday night pub quiz. We had been threatening each other with it for the last few months and had finally decided to bite the bullet and put our general knowledge to the test….
A visit to the Backyard Pub
It turns out that I have awesome friends that have awesome friends that think it’s a good idea to build a real genuine English style pub in their backyard (and they’re right! it is!!). Firstly, we travelled from central London out to Watford so I had the opportunity to say ‘where am I?’ with my…