Carbonara with garlic breadcrumbs

“What about Carbonara?” suggests Tom.

“… with garlic bread?”

It’s a balmy Sunday afternoon in London, toward the end of an unusually hot June. We were at a wedding last night. Due to antibiotic-induced teetotalism, there’s not a hangover in sight. Instead, Tom capitalised on the situation and saved on a taxi by driving us back from Hampshire in the middle of the night…. 

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Apple Charlotte

Today I’m happy because it’s the first Sunday of summer. I’m happy because I’ve bought a huge bag of figs for £1. I’m happy because we’re all celebrating how wonderful our mothers are….and I’m happy because I’ve just got back from The Food Chain (look it up) which always puts me in a great mood…. 

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Scotch Eggs – the ultimate pub snack and a SUPER way to spend your saturday afternoon

What better way to kick-start the blog than with a scotch egg?

The Ultimate Scotch Egg

This intrinsically British dish contains three potentially unsavoury ingredients:

  1. Hard boiled egg (delicious when done right, but so much scope to create a hard, rubbery monstrosity)
  2. Sausage meat (intimidatingly pink and fleshy)
  3. Deep-fried breadcrumb outside (reminiscent of a night-out-in-Scotland-gone-wrong ending with battered food of any genre– pizza, mars bars, haggis…)

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