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Festive feasting at Bayou Bar in Tooting Market

Today we’re heading to Tooting Market. My first visit which is really quite shocking considering I live literally down the road a short bus ride away. Lunch is at Bayou Bar, a New Orleans-style eatery just inside the entrance. And they’re serving up a delicious festive offering. Settled into one of the booths and before […]

Competitions

Competition: Win stunning tea towels designed by Kate Guy

It’s competition time! And today I have some beautiful tea towels from artist and designer Kate Guy. She’s combined her love of printmaking with her love of food and cooking to create these stunning recipe-themed towels. Her Regional Recipe collection includes eight illustrated recipes transferred to textile with easy-to-follow family recipes. So not only are […]

Drinks, Shopping

Small steps to change the world: Ion8 reusable bottles

I’m very aware of the impact plastic is having on our oceans. And as a result on the health of our planet generally. The statistics are shocking – with a million plastic bottles being bought worldwide every minute and only 9% of plastic ever being recycled. 12 million tonnes of plastic pour into our oceans […]

Restaurants, Restaurants in London

My sumptuous afternoon tea at London’s Mandarin Oriental

Today I’m taking you into the lap of luxury for a truly magnificent afternoon tea. I love this English tradition, especially if you’re fortunate enough to do it in style. Like today in The Rosebery which is in London’s Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Knightsbridge. Named after Lord Rosebery, it was a tea house in the […]

Recipes

Cooking delightful Korean dishes with Sous Chef

Today I’m back in the kitchen and cooking something completely different. I’ve eaten a bit of Korean food but can’t say I’ve cooked it much. Time to rectify that with some help from this inspiring Korean selection from Sous Chef. It’s the website of dreams for serious cooks with a wide array of ingredients (not […]

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Fabulous foodie creations at CORE by Clare Smyth

I do eat out a lot and in London there’s so much choice it’s mind boggling. But I don’t often go Michelin Star, generally preferring more casual and well priced options. Today’s an exception as I’m heading for beautiful Notting Hill and the fabulous CORE by Clare Smyth. CORE opened in August 2017 and has […]