Monthly Archives: August 2012

August Foodie Penpals and Chocolate Pudding!

I love Foodie Penpals.  I’m serious.  It makes my month.  From finding out who my penpal is, to crafting the perfect box, to opening the box that arrives at the end of the month… I love it.  Of course, if I try to outdo myself every month, this might get bigger and bigger (stop me […]

Hummingbird Bakery’s Frappe and Milkshake Collection

I (frequently) post about my love for for The Hummingbird Bakery.  I will go ridiculously out of my way for a cupcake fix (and am ecstatic that my new job is quite close to the Portobello Road branch!)  One of the things I really love is how they’re constantly changing their specials.  As a massive […]

Wok Oil at Waitrose

I was in Waitrose on Marleybone High Street the other day (searching for rosemary – I have a very hard time finding rosemary around me!) and I couldn’t resist checking out the oils section.  As a result, I came across this Wok Oil and thought I’d give it a try.  And of course, that means […]

Outsider Tart Cookbook

I’ve written before about my discovery of Outsider Tart and their delicious American style cakes.  After the Independence Day picnic, I was VERY interested in finding their cookbook.  And so finally, last week, I folded and bought it. So what did I think about it?  First of all, if you’re a Brit and interested in […]

Homemade Pizza, Mark 1!

I decided to do something brave last week – I decided to try to make my own pizza from scratch!  This has historical origins.  When I was a fresher, Jenny, a girl in my dorm, used to make the most delicious homemade pizza.  So I decided to try to do it myself.  What’s pizza dough […]

Thursday night in Piccadilly – Chowki and Gelupo

We had managed to get tickets to see The 39 Steps, which is in the Criterion Theatre right near Piccadilly Circus.  We had limited time to eat, so we pulled out our Tastecard app and found Chowki, right nearby. What is it with us and Indian food?  Chowki is obviously a bit more pricey than […]

Butternut Squash Risotto

Risotto is one of those foods that seems to be every hotel dining room’s vegetarian specialty!  While I’m not a vegetarian, I’ve taken the vegetarian option at enough hotels that I know that while it’s easy enough to make a mediocre risotto, a truly exceptional one is hard to do!  I tried making some from […]