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Henri, Le Chat Noir

April 15, 2012
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Where have the posts gone?

February 8, 2012

You may have noticed some posts no longer appear in this blog. This is because I have moved them all to my new blog

This is where all the new food-related posts will now appear, so I hope you follow me over 🙂

Cookery Workshop at Busaba Eathai

February 6, 2012

This post has been moved to my new blog at Foodies Picnic. Enjoy!




Turnham Green Terrace Market Day

January 20, 2012

If you’re around the Chiswick area or looking for something to do on Saturday 21st January, then stop by the Turnham Green Terrace Market Day.

To promote the benefits of shopping locally, around 40 independant traders on Turnham Green Terrace in Chiswick will by putting on something special for the day.

A selection of those participating are: the fruit and veg shop Andreas Fruit and Veg, the butcher Macken Bros and the Deli Mortimer and Bennet.

Market Day

Getting There:

The closest station is Turnham Green, and there are plenty of buses run down Chiswick High Road.

Comfort and Spice – the book

August 28, 2011

Comfort and Spice Cookbook
Having read Niahm’s Eat Like a Girl blog for a few years now, I am now a very happy owner of her first cookbook ‘Comfort and Spice’

Flicking through it a few times, I cannot find a recipe I don’t want to cook.

I’ve decided to tackle the blaas recipe first, shortly followed by the lamb and smoky aubergine rolls….or maybe the chorizo and chickpea stew….

Oh, and order it on Amazon here…

I also cannot wait to see if there’s a follow up, where hopefully her recipe for bacon jam would make an appearance.

QVC Vacuum Disaster

June 12, 2011

One of my friends recently introduced me to the joys of late night shopping channel live demonstrations. The salesman was trying to show off his blender by shoving in a whole mango, expecting it to blend. Of course, this being live TV, it didn’t. And several aborted attempts were made to pulverise it by moving the contents with its official poking stick. After laughing at this for around half an hour, I was then directed to an infamous example of a QVC demonstration going wrong on youtube:

Chicken Liver Pate

May 6, 2011

This is so simple, and always tastes better than what you buy at the shops.pate


400g chicken livers (works well with duck liver as well)

4tbsp cognac

3 red onions

225g butter

1 clove garlic

bay leaves for garnish

Melt the butter in the fry pan and add the onions and chopped garlic. Fry over a medium heat until softened, then add the chicken livers. Cook these until brown all the way through, then add the cognac and season with the salt and pepper. Transfer the contents to a blender, and blend until you have a smooth consistency. Place the mixture into your preferred container, and garnish with bay leaves. For more buttery goodness, pour melted butter over the top. Refrigerate to cool and let set.