Frugal feast at an old favourite – The Empress, Victoria Park

It’s been ages since I last updated this blog. Life got in the way, diarising my family’s eating habits felt less important and I bought a new house in Devon, which stalkers and holidaymakers can rent out over the holidays – so long as they don’t daub my name in blood upon its pristine white… Continue reading Frugal feast at an old favourite
– The Empress, Victoria Park

Fine films and dirty burgers feed the changing face of Whitechapel

The almighty juggle of the summer holidays has begun, and, trying to have some fun amid the kids’ various activities – Jonah’s been climbing with Mile End Climbing Wall in the Breacon Beacons, while Ava’s been doing pottery on a holiday course at Wonderland ceramics, Victoria Park – and our full-time jobs, is, as usual,… Continue reading Fine films and dirty burgers feed the changing face of Whitechapel

Easy peasy raw blueberry and maple syrup ice cream

Now I’ve gone back to work, I haven’t nearly as much time to cook, and already, I can feel corners being cut and an increase in grabbable carbs settling around my now grabbable midriff. So it’s rare of a weeknight for kids’ puddings to be any more complex than fruit and a square or two of… Continue reading Easy peasy raw blueberry and maple syrup ice cream

More experiments in sugar-free baking

I’ve already fallen off the sugar (and booze) wagon, since I started an anti-candida diet last week, caving in to G&Ts and some of Tom’s delicious sourdough this week. But there’s only one thing for it when you fall off the horse, and that’s to climb back on it. And so to aid me in sticking… Continue reading More experiments in sugar-free baking

Low sugar zero grain chocolate and almond cake, for when you want to have your cake and eat it too

We’ve not done much dining, as a family, over the past few weeks, save the odd two-for-£10 pizza in the Lauriston, and cheeky Burger King when we’re all out of options for anything more nutritious (and it’s okay once in a while, right?). And with a freezer full of Devonshire pork, couriered up from my… Continue reading Low sugar zero grain chocolate and almond cake, for when you want to have your cake and eat it too

Intergenerational Easter feast at Bacaro, Roman Road

We were really excited when we discovered a swanky looking new eatery on the coming-up-apace Roman Road,  just a stone’s throw from our East London residence (I say that as if we have many houses – I can assure you, at present, we don’t). And so, with the rentals (Grandma Kat and Jim) coming up… Continue reading Intergenerational Easter feast at Bacaro, Roman Road