Monthly Archives: August 2011

  • Spiced rum and apple cake

    August 2011

    It’s not very often my thoughts turn to cake but when they do, those thoughts generally include spices and booze. And fruit. My boss collected a big bag of cooking apples from her garden which I raided for the best specimens, leaving all the bruised and maggoty ones for my colleagues. They could moan about […]

  • Hickory smoked corn with chilli and lime

    August 2011

    I was privy to an e-mail recently that said all I ever talk about is pork. Well, Mr. Anti-Swine, stick this in your judgement pipe and smoke it.* Corn! A vegetable! Serious! Defensive? Moi? The golden cobs were 5 for a pound in Peckham last week, which is obviously an offer only a stupid woman […]

  • Shu Castle, Old Kent Road

    August 2011

    Edit 16/12/2014: I’m afraid I’ve heard nothing good about Shu Castle for the last 6 months and so I can no longer recommend it.  I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: as much as I love South East London with all my heart, there are two areas that really test the limits of […]

  • Serious sandwiches: my current top 5

    August 2011

    I’m a sandwich fanatic. Rarely does a day pass by sandwich-less; often I’ll grab a  slice of bread with a meal and stuff whatever is on my plate into it. There’s something so satisfying about biting down on a well-made slice; the countless contrasting combinations within; the carb fix; the convenience. So, my current top […]

  • Tayyabs deliver…to Peckham?!

    August 2011

    [EDIT: After a brief spell, My Salivation have restricted their delivery area and are no longer delivering to Peckham. It had to happen I guess. I’m pleased I got on in while it lasted] Oh yes. Legendary Whitechapel grill Tayyabs are now delivering, all the way down to SE15. I didn’t waste any time in […]

  • Queens of ‘Cue, Peckham

    August 2011

      Queen’s of Cue is now closed. Last night, I went to check out the Queens of ‘Cue supper club/underground restaurant/whatever you want to call it, in Peckham. At 6.30pm, we found ourselves wandering around what seemed like a derelict yard off the Old Kent Road, BYO booze in hands, lost and slightly confused. The […]

  • Why I Love Peckham

    August 2011

    After shops in Peckham were smashed, burned and looted during Monday night’s riots, the people here started sticking post-it notes on the front of a boarded-up Poundland. There are messages about why the people living here love Peckham so much and statements about the strength of our community. I went down to see it this […]

  • Hickory smoked hot wings with sour cream slaw

    August 2011

    The first time I made hot wings they were good, but not hot enough. I wanted try again using the authentic, not very secret ingredient, Frank’s Original Hot Sauce. I also wanted to try my hand at smoking them so I sensed the opportunity for an Amazon binge and bought: 3 bottles of Frank’s, a […]

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  • Sour cherry frozen yoghurt

    August 2011

    I love frozen yoghurt almost as much as I love ice cream, which you’ll know, if you’ve read this blog before, is rather a lot. Natural yoghurt is one of the top ten ingredients I couldn’t live without, up there with the high and mighties like butter and herbs. I eat it strained and spread […]