Archive | August, 2014

Campfire muffins

Bank holiday was a time for camping this year. My boy is at an age where he needs to get out and about and release that built up Energy. We didnt want to travel too far from home this year so we booked up for 3 nights at embers Bentley campsite in Sussex. Just 1 […]

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Pastilla at Cafe Arabe Marrakech

Cafe Arabe in the Medina of Marrakech was by far the best food I ate during my time in Morocco. This dish in particular was not only something I had never tried but unusual flavours. It’s essentially a chicken pie but it’s a pie which combines sweet and salty flavours; a combination of crisp layers of […]

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Moroccan street food part 2

Upon sitting down a piece of paper (place mat) and a bread roll are placed in front of you. We were offered olives in harrisa, spinach salad and mini merguez sausages. We also ordered a couple of meat skewers and some seafood all cooked from fresh on BBQ and eaten with fingers. The market was […]

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Street Food Moroccan style

I’m in the process of writing up my blog after returning from a long weekend in Marrakech but here’s a taster of the street food market in the main square. The choice where to eat at this market was a little overwhelming but on the advice from our Riad manager we choose a place which […]

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Crop Report Aug14

English Cherries have now come to an end! English Victoria Plums are early this year! Damsons are fully available along with Kentish Cobnuts! There are also a bit of early English Greengage but the French seem to be better quality for now! Now started New Season Jackets! All main Brassicas remain good including Hispi, Green […]

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Allotment update August 2014

The continued bursts of sun and heat gave the garden a real good burst of growth this year. It’s just great, every evening that i come home, i can pop into the garden, pick some fruit and vegetables, add them to my protein of choice and hey presto, dinner and dessert is ready. Check out what ive been pulling and […]

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Kung Pao Chicken

As previously promised in the 155 Bishopsgate Bowl Food post, here is the recipe for Kung Pao chicken, this is a real easy dish which tastes amazing, Enjoy 3 Chicken Breasts 2 tablespoons white wine 2 tablespoons soy sauce 2 tablespoons sesame oil, divided 2 heaped tablespoons cornflour 2 tablespoons water 2 red chilli’s sliced […]

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The Clove Club

The Clove Club is a bar and restaurant in Shoreditch town hall in East London. Built in 1865, the Town Hall was for over 100 years one of the grandest vestry halls in the city. Having ceased to be a home for local government during the 1960s it is now a popular arts and events space, run […]

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School of Wok Chefs day out

Green curry, Pad Thai and spring rolls were the 3 things items on the menu for the start of our chefs challenge afternoon at the School of Wok in Covent Garden. No written instructions or guidance on weights were given just an overview of ingredients from Head chef Jeremy Pang and the rest was down to […]

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Stuffed chicken thighs

After Chef Big Al’s stuffed chicken video and recipe went viral this week I was inspired to have a go myself. I admit I didn’t follow a particular recipe and really just made it up as I went along. fortunately they turned out very well and tasted great. For my stuffing I mixed together: Black […]

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