Last week I saw ‘Eat Like a Girl’s’ recipe for blood orange and rhubarb curd in the Evening Standard and stored its existence in my memory banks until the weekend, when I happened upon blood oranges for sale on the market. I rushed home and started preparing only to discover that I’d been duped and sold a dud blood orange (read ordinary orange). I decided to just plough on anyway and although my finished curd was fairly insipid in colour, I am happy to report that it tasted divine…less tart than lemon curd (obviously) but with a great rhubarb tang. I passed up the meringue pie in favour of slathering it on thick slices of toast! perfect!
Yesterday I savoured brunch at Bills in Cambridge. The food was amazing, I’d even say it was worth putting up with slow service and surly staff for. Praise indeed coming from the most impatient person in the world!
I had the veggie breakfast with a twist…poached eggs, mushrooms, guacamole, sweet chilli sauce & toast with a cheeky side of sausage and bacon! controversial 😉
In summary…great food but don’t do if you aren’t prepared to wait for it.
Another gorgeous trip to The Haberdashery in Crouch End. If you haven’t been there…go! Definitely one of my fave Sunday brunch spots…lounging in their sun trap of a back yard, eating delicious food and supping steaming bowls of strong coffee 🙂
This morning I hot-footed it down to Trumpington Street to purchase some of their infamous sticky chelsea buns.
Thanks have to got to Tim Hayward and his family for bringing back a much loved place and….doing it so well! mmmm
Delicious lunch at Massaro’s, Regent Street, Cambridge…ciabatta filled with fennel salami, fresh tomato, rocket and chunky homemade basil pesto!
This weekend I finally fulfilled my ambition to visit the Towpath Cafe (Regent’s Canal towpath, between Whitmore Bridge and Kingsland Road Bridge, N1 5SB). My sunny Sunday brunch consisted of zingy runner bean, red onion and Berkswell cheese salad and a plate of the most deliciously creamy mozzarella, drizzled with olive oil and a freshly sliced pile of melt in the mouth proscuitto with some sourdough bread to mop it all up with…I’m happy to confirm that the hype is well earned!
Feeling a bit under the weather and in need of some comfort baking today…buttermilk scones a la Darina Allen fresh out of the oven (recipe here).
Breakfast of champions…crushed avocado with chilli flakes on rye toast!
If you haven’t visited St. Ali, the new coffee shop that’s opened on the junction of Clerkenwell Road and St John Street….you should! I popped in on the way to work earlier this week and have developed a little bit of a crush on it! Gorgeous, old, battered communal tables, a green wall, a magic coffee roasting machine standing up on a pedestal for all to see, very friendly attentive service and above all…bloody good coffee!
I made this quadruple layer blueberry cheesecake gateau birthday cake for my friend Hannah and took it to her party in a bar near Tower Bridge. On looking out the window at the amazing view over the river and City Hall…I realised that I’d subconsciously recreated the iconic building in my slightly ramshackle cake construction 🙂 Well that’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it!