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Meat recipes, Recipes using tomatoes, Uncategorized

Spicy pork wraps with Mole sauce

I’m continuing my series of recipes using special ingredients from different supermarkets. Today it’s Mole sauce from  Tesco. Mole sauce (pronounced Mol-ay) is a dark red or brown sauce from Mexico that’s generally served over meat. There are a few different varieties, based around one main ingredient – chillies, but basically it’s a mix of […]

Restaurants in London, Uncategorized

Great tapas at one of my London favourites – Camino

Hidden away in a beautiful courtyard right near King’s Cross station is a stunning restaurant and bar called Camino. It could be my favourite bar in the whole of London as it’s secluded, with a large outside area and, best of all, it’s Spanish and serves the most fabulous tapas at great prices. I hadn’t […]

Restaurants in London, Uncategorized

Dinner at Triphal, our local Indian restaurant

Happiness is a good Indian restaurant you can walk to from home. We were so excited when Sarkhels opened around the corner years back and loved their food, so we were very sad when it closed down. But then Triphal appeared and once again we could relax in the knowledge that our Indian fix could […]

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The story of my blog so far

So my blog (mark II) is one month old today, which means I felt the need to tell its story. I started my original blog www.eatingcoventgarden.blogspot.com in July 2011. I was working in Covent Garden and rediscovering the area – amazed at the number of new and surprisingly good bars and restaurants on offer – when one […]

Cook with Biltong, Meat recipes, Uncategorized

Join the club: Cook with Biltong

I’ve loved biltong for as long as I can remember (it probably was given to me when I was teething as a baby – the hard sticks are great for emerging teeth). Growing up in Zimbabwe meant it was always plentiful in our house. This fantastic delicacy is basically dried meat (usually beef but can […]

Big Cheese of the month, Fish recipes, Pasta recipes, Uncategorized, Vegetarian recipes

Big cheese of the month: Parmigiano Reggiano

Welcome to the start of a new series on one of my favourite foods…cheese. This month, in celebration of my trip in the summer to the wonderful Emilia-Romagna region of Italy, I’m starting with Parmesan. In Parma and the surrounding area you’ll find Parmesan eaten as a starter, in a main course, and as dessert…it’s […]