Cacti, cakes and caleches — Marrakech’s new town

Cacti, cakes and caleches — Marrakech’s new town

Day 3 of our Moroccan adventure — read Day 1 and Day 2 For our most laid-back day in Marrakech, we escaped the mad medina to explore the new town, beginning with the beautiful Majorelle Garden, stopping for the prettiest Moroccan afternoon tea and ending in a horse and carriage. Following the same appalling awakening/sublime breakfast as the … Continue reading

Burger Craft’s coronation party

Burger Craft’s coronation party

Another day, another burger-eating event. But unlike Burger Fest, this one was hosted exclusively by Burger Craft for a select guest list — and both food and drink were completely free! Boyfriend Steve secured an invite for ‘the Coronation of the Juicy Bastard Burger as London’s Reigning Burger‘ by direct messaging Burger Craft on Twitter. All … Continue reading

Hug-in-a-bowl leek and bacon risotto

Hug-in-a-bowl leek and bacon risotto

I can’t remember when I cooked my first bacon and leek risotto, but it was so easy and so scrumptious that I went on to cook it again, and again, and again! My boyfriend calls it the ‘perfect comfort food’, so I’ve nicknamed it after what it feels like to eat. The loose recipe I … Continue reading

Dropped into another world — Marrakech

Dropped into another world — Marrakech

Day 1 of our Moroccan adventure — read Day 2 here Marrakech is like nowhere I’ve ever been, which made it a shocking place to be dropped into. The shocks began from pretty much the moment we arrived: the first being the unfeasibly long passport control lines that refused to move for what felt like hours. … Continue reading

Burger Fest 2014

Burger Fest 2014

Five of London’s best burgers, one dessert, one free Brewdog beer and one warehouse in Hackney full of good music and fellow foodie hipsters. Obviously, this wasn’t an event that we were going to miss out on. PREPARATION Five burgers in one night is a huge feat for anyone that’s not Adam Richman, even if … Continue reading

Meaty barbecued bliss at Bodean’s, Soho

Meaty barbecued bliss at Bodean’s, Soho

This weekend I had a meal so incredible that I just couldn’t resist blogging about it. That meal was at Bodean’s in Soho, which, despite working opposite for more than a year and salivating at the delicious smokey barbecue smell emanating from it, I’d never tried before. We picked it on a whim — I’d already been researching … Continue reading

Am I finally a ‘Londoner’?

Am I finally a ‘Londoner’?

It occurred to me while travelling home from work yesterday, as I stood swaying around on a tube packed like a cattle cart — reading newspaper The Evening Standard from its position nestled between two people’s backs — that I was content. Riding the tube is a daily activity for me and a source of much annoyance, … Continue reading

Up-close and personal with the animals of Whipsnade Zoo

Up-close and personal with the animals of Whipsnade Zoo

Wanting to be different, as usual, on Valentine’s Day this year Steve and I decided to skip the overpriced candlelit dinner and go to Whipsnade Zoo instead. Why Whipsnade, located in Bedfordshire, UK? Because we knew it had a walk-through lemur exhibit (Lemurs are Steve’s favourite), as well as some baby animals. It required a long journey … Continue reading