Ostuni (and a kiss for the waiter)

Doorstep paradise

We moved house a month ago, out of North Ken and up to the Queen’s Park/Kilburn border where we are slowly getting the measure of our new landscape.

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1st birthday carrot cake

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The Moo turned one last Saturday and, being relatively new to the kiddie-scene, I made an enthusiastic cake for the occasion. Not much of a baker, I started the project … Read the rest


Fish Risotto

Not the best pic, but it tasted good.

It’s only been a year or so since my last post. Since then, I’ve had a daughter (The Moo), changed a lot of nappies, lost a lot of sleep, eaten … Read the rest


The importance of slimline stemware….

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A bun in the oven has meant that tasty alcoholic beverages are no longer the free-flowing extravaganza they once were. And this has made me somewhat more discerning when it … Read the rest


Dog’s dinner

Baby-led-weaning

A recent spate of babies being born amongst my friends has led to Scrabble (my border terrier) putting on a few pounds. She has managed to work out that, by … Read the rest


Sultana and Walnut Eggy Bread

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“When you wake up in the morning, Pooh,” said Piglet at last, “what’s the first thing you say to yourself?”

“What’s for breakfast?” said Pooh. “What do you say, Piglet?”Read the rest


San Sebastián (and three pinxtos bars not to be missed)

The real deal

Pix, the popular London chain of tapas restaurants that takes its inspiration from the Basque pinxtos bars of San Sebastián (known as Donostia in Basque) and recently opened a … Read the rest


Porky or preggers?

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As the world and his wife slurp their way through another mulled wine fest and champagne corks whizz past my ears, I figure there aren’t many advantages to being pregnant … Read the rest


Geeta’s Premium Mango Chutney – no curry complete with out it!

Geeta's Premium Mango Chutney

No curry is complete without a good lashing of mango chutney, which serves to add or temper the spice levels of the curry in question while adding a welcome dash … Read the rest


Where I’d rather be…

Yoga Retreat

A jack of all trades, I currently find myself office-sitting at a holistic healthcare clinic while the away team enjoys sun, yoga and healthy eating at one of its retreats … Read the rest