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

“Breakfast pie” – or fish pie for fussy folk who don’t like fish

We’ve been eating a lot of bread recently as a family, since we started making our own sourdough, and to put it frankly it’s not good for my hips. With the kids eating fresh bread for breakfast and homemade sourdough pizza last night – which – don’t get me wrong, was truly a thing of… Continue reading “Breakfast pie” – or fish pie for fussy folk who don’t like fish

Grain-free raspberry pancakes for breakfast

I’ve long ago given up on trying to be too clever about breakfasts. Life’s too short, and I’m normally in too much of a rush. If I’m lucky, the kids will eat something from each food group – normally Oatabix or nukruwaved porridge, made with, if I’ve been organised and bought it from Broadway Market,… Continue reading Grain-free raspberry pancakes for breakfast

Vu Viet, Victoria Park Village

We’ve been going to Vu Viet since it was Namo’s, and owned by parents at the local school. Back then, it was the highlight of the tap end of the village, tucked away to the right of the roundabout we once overlooked from our flat at the heart of the rapidly gentrifying Lauriston Road. Namos… Continue reading Vu Viet, Victoria Park Village

Festive feast at Spitjacks, Lauriston Road

We love having a range of independent restaurants on the street where we used to live, near Victoria Park on the Hackney/Tower Hamlets border. And as the area becomes increasingly popular as a gastroexcursion/ festival destination, we’re increasingly grateful that we no longer live in medias res – i.e. it’s becoming almost too popular. With… Continue reading Festive feast at Spitjacks, Lauriston Road