Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Cornelias Cup Cake.

A Red Velvet cupcake just put on my desk by lovely Cornelia. She is a new girl at our office I hope she stays !!!

Perfect Pasta.

So happy that my friend has become hooked by the spaghetti bolognese at Da Paolo. Today I had penne with tomato chili and aubergine. It was too perfect for a miserable Monday lunchtime.
Da Paolo.3 Charlotte Place,London W1S 1SD.

Eggs Up North.

I know there is nothing exciting about 2 eggs and 2 pieces of german rye bread but....I love this picture and i love my new egg cups and sometimes the simplest things in life are the best.

Dressed Crab at the Ivy

I am so so lucky. With an hour to kill last Monday night i got invited to the Ivy for a snack and a cocktail. I opted for the Dressed crab and a chilled glass of crisp white wine. I love the way that all the food is positioned on the plates with the Ivy Logo centre top. There is nothing like attention to detail.
The Ivy.1 West Street,London WC2H 9NQ. Tel No 0207 836 4751.

Sunday, 20 November 2011

A quick Fish Dish.

Roast red pepper and tomatoes with olive oil and salt.
When brown and soft put a filet of smoked haddock ontop drizzle with olive oil and a splash of balsamic vinegar. Roast for another 15 minutes.
In another pan steam some spinach.
Put the spinach on a plate and spoon over the fish and roasted vegetables.

Thursday, 17 November 2011

A Mini Pot of Something Good.

At Hassop house last Sunday I had a delectable pot of Chicken Liver and Brandy Pate. It was served with warm toast fingers beautifully wrapped and warm in a white starched napkin. You need to book at least 6 weeks in advance for Sunday Lunch but its well worth the wait.
Hassop Hall Hotel,Hassop,Nr Bakewell,Derbyshire DE45 1NS.
Sea Bass with Fennel and Rosemary.
Whitstable Oyster Fishery.
Razor Clams.
Whitstable Oyster Fishery.

Whitstable Oyster Fishery.

First Visit to Whitstable. Dump bags and straight out for oysters.
A selection of Local Rocks and Local Natives. Thank you Steve for the introduction.
Whistable Oyster Fishery Co. 01227 276 856.
Karelian Pie.
Rye crusted savoury snack with rice or potato mash filling.
The Nordic Bakery.
Gravadlax on Rye.
The Nordic Bakery.
Coffee and Cinnamon Roll.
The Nordic Bakery.

Great News.

The Nordic bakery has opened near my office. Or maybe its not such great news as the fayre on offer is hardly the healthy option but its about living in the moment and a little bit of what you fancy. Isn't it ???
Nordic bakery,37b New Cavendish Street,London W1G 8JR.


I have not visited cafe Marly for a long long time but I found myself on the dot of 1pm standing outside with lovely Stephanie with an hour to kill. "Why not" we said and it was perfect.Added bonus the sun was shining over the spectacular view of the Louvre.
Cafe Marly,93 Rue de Rivoli,Paris 1er.

Thursday, 3 November 2011

The Three Roofs Cafe.

Yes it is another Cream Tea. This one was taken at the three roofs Cafe under the new management of Lee and Karl. Thank you for a couple of what i can only describe as "Award Winning Scones".
The Three Roofs cafe.Castleton.Derbeyshire.
I loved the Plate. Not much else to say.
Ace Cafe.

The Ace Cafe.

So many of us have driven past the Ace Cafe or have heard about it so I decided to check it out on behalf of all of you. Well its quite interesting to see if you are into motor bikes or car meets.
Its such a shame that i cannot say go and have a fantastic fry up or mug of everlasting coffee because the food is really not that great. It is an experience...so if you are passing.
The Ace Cafe.Ace Corner,North Circular Road,NW10 7UD.

The Season of the Soup.

Nothing could be finer that a bowl of hearty squash soup with a pesto oil served at La Fromagerie
off marylebone High Street. Do not think just cheese they have so many other dishes and a beautiful breakfast too.
La Fromagerie. 2/6 Moxton Street,London W1U 4EW.
This has to be my favourite lunch ever.Tempura Soba with some dried chili flakes. I have been out of london for a while hence no blogging and I have to say I am craving this dish so much it might be a must stop when i get back into London.

Sakura Sakura.

I would have to give Sakura a 10 out of 10 for one of the best reasonably priced Japanese restaurants in London and its delicious and you do not feel that the quality of the ingredients is poor because of the price.This is my favourite salad cucumber and seaweed in a vinegar dressing.
Sakura. 23 Conduit Street,London W1S 1YF.