Archive for September, 2009
Restaurants: it might not be worth leaving your booking to chance, but occasionally it pays off to give an eatery a second go ….
Have you ever turned up at the doorstep of a highly recommended restaurant only to find that it was shut, as in “closed down”? Damned annoying, but also hilarious. All depends how seriously you take it. I must admit, I was not too pleased on Thursday night when I arrived, after a long and expensive [...]
I, kind of, have and have not read the reviews. I saw the ratings it received in the Sunday Times (good) and the FT (not too good), but I did not read the critique in detail. So I wasn’t sure what to expect when I went to see it last night, although a friend who [...]
Ed Baines, that is – a charismatic TV celebrity chef, who happened to be running a live demo cooking class at one of the BMW dealers.
Making little sense? Let me explain. I got an invite through the post that said I could look at some cars while sipping some wine, having my nails manicured and [...]
I love this time of the year. Although the summer is firmly on its way out and the days are getting shorter, the celebration of harvest is in full swing. Firstly, there is plenty of ripe and juicy fruit around. My particular favourite are figs but the season for these wonderfully deep purple, luscious fruit [...]
If you want to follow a recipe but you don’t have kitchen scales or a measuring jug at hand, here are a few tips to get you the approximate quantities of stuff.
Basic Tricks: This sounds obvious but make sure you examine the package. By law, it will display th product’s weight ot measure on [...]