Friday, 3 July 2015

Recipe: Herby Lemon & Garlic Barbecue Prawn Skewers

One of my favourite things about Summer cooking is barbecuing. Well, coming up with recipes for the barbecue, anyway. I've mentioned before I'm not the best person on the grill, but when it comes to inventing my own marinades for the grill, such as for my Whole Lemon & Honey Barbecue Chicken Skewers, or putting together ideas for things like my S'mores Barbecue Bananas, I'm completely in my kitchen happy place. While I shared a lot of chicken recipes last Summer (if we don't know what to cook for supper we usually just grab some from the freezer and marinate), today I want to share a recipe I've come up with recently that is such a quick, easy and delicious way to serve up another staple we also always have stashed in the freezer: prawns.
Cooking Herby Lemon & Garlic Barbecue Prawn Skewers

Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Places To Eat In London: Delancey & Co., Fitzrovia

For those of you who work in Fitzrovia around Goodge Street Station, I've found the perfect place for you to pick up your lunchtime sandwiches: New York style deli Delancey & Co. Open every weekday from 8am (so their smoked salmon bagels also have you sorted for breakfast if you were running late leaving the house in the morning), I've found my new go to for grabbing lunch to go in that part of town. Also, as I excitedly messaged my friend Jon, it is right next to our favourite cocktail bar Reverend JW Simpson, our favourite basement brothel turned cocktail bar (really!) so Delancey's is the perfect spot for pre-cocktails salt beef. 
Delancey & Co.

Friday, 26 June 2015

Recipe: Classic & Easy Summer Mini Crayfish Rolls

For ages I have been looking for the perfect brioche hot dog buns so that I could share this idea I had for an English twist on the classic American Lobster Roll (as it is not as cheap or easy to get hold of lobster here!), an everyday version if you will of the super healthy wheat-free Crayfish and Avocado Brioche Rolls that Tess Ward shared on her blog back in February. I've made these miniature because I think they'd make the perfect starter with a few bubbles for barbecue, but for an easy Summer lunch you can easily make full sized versions using bigger rolls (you'll need two rolls for this amount of filling), served alongside traditional plain crisps. 
Crayfish Rolls

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Walmer Food Festival: Deeson's Bunker, Paramour Pie Club, Mighty Fine Things & Lots Of Local Produce

I've said it many times that food here in Kent has started to become just as exciting as in London, and this was perfectly showcased at the two day Walmer Food Festival that took up residence on Walmer Green on the seafront the weekend before last (it took me a while to go through all of these mouthwatering food photos I snapped!) As well as providing us all a chance to snap up some great local meats, breads, fruit and veg, the festival was a wonderful way to discover a few local vendors like Mighty Fine Things and Paramour Pie Club I had not encountered before, as well as catching up with some old favourites.
Local Raspberries at Walmer Food Festival