Nicholas Feuillatte Bubbly Hours

Champagne Quarter Bottles

Lovely Bubbly! Guest post by Sarah James: I love champagne, so it was a wonderful treat to be invited to Nicolas Feuillatte Bubbly Hours to discover the summer ¼ collection and preview the new X’ploration bottles for Christmas. The bubbly hours took place at Assado by celebrity chef, Cyrus Todiwala, who provided us with delicious […]

My Night with Reg – Preview

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My Night with Reg – Donmar Warehouse: Previewing from the end of July, My Night with Reg will  inevitably be seen as a poignant testament to its playwright Kevin Elyot. who died aged 62 on June 7th this year. On its premiere, My Night With Reg defined a moment in the lives of gay men […]

The Pudding Bar Pop-Up

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The Pudding Bar Guest Feature by Alex McMeekin: Soho’s latest summer pop-up is a bar with a difference, and the accent on sugar that has not given itself up to merely be food for yeast, but kept in its simpler state in the form of Pudding! I pitched up at The Pudding Bar on time […]

Summer Dessert Brandied Banana Ice-Cream Baskets

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Brandied Banana Ice-Cream Baskets: For me summer is the time of year when, instead of cooking too much, I concentrate on dishes that are simple, use a very few good ingredients and can be put together in minutes. The last thing I want to do when the sun is shining is to spend time stirring […]

Comensal, Abbeville Road, Review

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How a Mexican restaurant made me regret moving: The first flat I owned was in Abbeville Road.  It wasn’t where I’d planned on being (I much preferred the beautiful Georgian houses in Clapham Old Town).  But, my ‘Garden Flat’ (basement) had a wonderful open plan kitchen dining room and a big living room with a […]

Scandi Kitchen

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Scandi Kitchen’s crayfish party. Guest Feature by Sarah James:   Whoever knew that crayfish deserved a party? Not me, for sure! We were forewarned that the evening would involve bibs, hats and singing, as well as the consumption of the crayfish; being tone deaf and renowned for singing flat, this filled me with a little […]

Lets Make it the Best Summer Ever

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My Best Summer Ever: I’ve been challenged by Malibu to share with you the top five things that would make this my best summer ever.  I can remember one of my friends saying to me Be careful what you wish for, because things have a habit of coming true Certainly all my life that seems […]

Getting EEbria-ated at Brew by Numbers

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EeBria and Brew By Numbers Guest feature by Sarah James: Anyone who knows me well, would say that I’m more of a champagne gal than a beer drinker, so being invited to a craft brewery was a bit of  challenge for me, but something to look forward to for my partner! We were invited by […]

Healthy Burgers? 5:2 Diet and Healthy Portobello Mushroom Burger

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Healthy Portobello Mushroom Burger: OK, I fibbed just a bit.  You probably CAN’T quite have your burger like this on a 5:2 diet fast day.  The bread roll adds a wopping 150 calories.  But, it’s just as delicious (though not quite as photogenic) without the bread, or with just the base, like a burger open […]

Chasseur Cast Iron Pot Review and #Giveaway

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Cast Iron Chasseur Cookware from Viking Direct: In previous lives I’ve used Viking Direct quite extensively to order a whole range of office staples.  And, while I knew they had a limited range of kitchen equipment, I didn’t expect to find what I regard as *proper* cookware there.  So when I was invited to pick […]

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