When it comes to areas where I like to save on my food (supermarket own brand tinned tomatoes, bags of onions) I shop around for the best deal, but there are certain things, like my meat where I always feel better when I know what I'm buying, and I'm therefore happier to spend a bit more to find the very best. When the Gourmet Meat Club contacted me a couple of months ago to try one of their meat delivery boxes, I jumped at the chance to try a convenient way to get great meat (good local butchers are thin on the ground in my bit of Kent). What I did not expect was to find them such good value for the quality of what you're getting, too.
Monday, 20 February 2017
Friday, 17 February 2017
As a rule of thumb, the most memorable restaurant I eat in in London each season started life as a street food outfit: last year, I had a frankly transcendental experience at Bao in Fitzrovia, and last week I enjoyed probably the best tacos since I last had their tacos at Street Feast at Breddos Tacos new (and thankfully permanent) home in Clerkenwell. Okay, so it is not really a part of London people tend to go to unless they work there or want to go to a restaurant, so I promise you that it is absolutely worth the trip. Grab a date, and order as much from the menu as you can possibly eat in one sitting and a cocktail or three.
Wednesday, 15 February 2017
Welcome, ladies and gentleman to my first recipe of the year that is not bowl food. However, it does fall into the category owned entirely by one of my weeknight staple meals: some sort of baked fish, with some sort of brown or cauliflower rice, additional veggies like roasted squash and sautéed kale optional depending on how hungry I am and what I happen to have in the fridge at the time. Sometimes I like to bake cod with a freshly made salsa on top, make some sort of crust like this almond and lemon one for a piece of salmon, or flake the whole piece of fish into a kedgeree. Sometimes I just like things plain and steamed, and sometimes I like to go down the route that gives me the most amount of flavour for the least amount of effort: dousing the entire fish in some sort of pre-made sauce like a barbecue sauce or a couple of spoonfuls of pesto.
Monday, 13 February 2017
Next in my series of recipe box reviews, we have HelloFresh, one of 'big hitters'. They were kind enough to send me their two person, three meal box for me to test drive, and I've got to be honest that I did not enjoy the experience as much as some of the others I've tried so far (though it does have it's selling points) This is exactly why I decided I'd try to review as many recipe boxes as possible, because so far my suspicions have been proven right that there is no one size fits all, 'best' box for everyone. You need to find the one that will work for you, if the whole recipe box thing is something that will suit you and your family in the first place.