An unexpectedly brilliant meal at Pica, Ubud

Rather oddly, one of my foodie highlights of my trip to Bali was a South American meal eaten in Ubud. Though Indonesian food is good, after a few weeks of it non stop it can get a little dull for me – I may have over done the nasi goreng! We decided to go for something a little different for a Saturday night dinner –…

Dishoom Kings Cross

Dishoom is one of those places for me where you go for good food and a natter; when you’re not in the mood for something too rich but want to tuck into something comforting and delicious. A few months back Lucyann and I attended the soft launch at Dishoom Godown in Kings Cross. This is the newest of the three Dishoom’s in town and safe…

Damson and Vanilla Preserve

Last weekend I made jam.. and lots of it.   Before jetting off on holiday my aunt came over with kilos of juicy damsons, freshly picked from her garden… so with more fruit than I could possibly squish into a crumble I opted to make some jam.   What resulted was a very fruity, tangy preserve with very subtle hints of vanilla and a slightly less sweet version than…

Lemon and Poppyseed Loaf

This isn’t a new recipe post really. I’ve just had a gorgeous relaxing weekend of fun in the sun – tanning, shopping, picnics and baking and thought I’d share this with you.I spiked my sticky lemon cake recipe with 40g of black poppy seeds and am currently enjoying this dreamy cake, sipping tea, loving the weather in the garden. Seriously happy right now! Add poppy…

Il Baretto, Marylebone

The day I tried Il Baretto was a dazzingly sunny one. The skies were clear blue and the sun bursting bright. I reunited with best friends from university to celebrate Sonia’s birthday. These two are essentially like family, and so a family-style meal worked well. I’d been recommended Il Baretto a number of times and was keen to try it, they pride themselves on an…