Monthly Archives: September 2009

  • Smokey Jerkey

    September 2009

    I live in the sometimes dirty, smelly and er, ‘lively’ area of the capital and I love it. Right now, I’m living in Peckham, and you’ll often hear me sticking up for it. The high number of African and Caribbean people living here means we get some damn good grub, which by its nature is […]

  • Some Thoughts on Urban Gardening

    September 2009

    I’ve been attempting to grow fruit and vegetables on my balcony (actually several balconies), for a few years now so I thought I’d share a few things I’ve learned. I am by no means an expert but I do feel that next year I know exactly what I want to plant and, more importantly, what […]

  • Lamb Koftas with Muhammara and Tabbouleh

    September 2009

    These koftas have saved me on more than one occasion – the kind of occasion where my boyfriend casually mentions that 6 people are coming over for a feed in half an hour and won’t it be OK if we just buy some sausages? I can never just buy some sausages. These koftas take ten minutes […]

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  • The BLAT

    September 2009

    In case you didn’t know, I’ve got a whole lot of love for the sandwiches. I’ve never been able to decide on my favourite but in truth, this must be it because I eat this sandwich every single Saturday morning. Yep. Sad, I know. Ladies and gentlemen, behold the BLAT. Bacon, lettuce, avocado and tomato […]

  • A Peckham Restaurant Crawl

    September 2009

    When Jonathan suggested starting up some regular local restaurant crawls recently, I was so excited, I stepped up to the challenge of leading the very first crawl around my manor, Peckham. The idea is that our group of five would order a starter in one restaurant, a main in a second followed by dessert in […]

  • First Adventures in Sichuan Cooking

    September 2009

    I’ve been meaning to buy Fuchsia Dunlop’s books for years, friends rave about them and as someone who loves eating Sichuan food, I really should have got my act together a bit sooner. Even now, this copy of Sichuan Cookery is borrowed from a mate – an exchange for my beloved (and signed!) copy of […]

  • Day Trippin’ to Paris

    September 2009

    Please excuse my silence this week, I’ve changed hosts and had the blog re-designed so neither you nor I have to endure that blasted header design of mushrooms plus hideous curly font  for one more second. I may have been silent here but I’ve been busy elsewhere and I even squeezed in a day trip […]