Franco Manca opens in Richmond and it’s a real pizza work!

Franco Manca Richmond

Where Franco Manca 8 Red Lion Street (the old police station) Richmond London TW9 1RW What To Expect Anyone in Richmond will know that until recently 8 Red Lion St used to be home to Richmond Police Station. Having undergone an extensive refurbishment, the walls have been knocked down and the front of the building opened up with huge glass frontage. […]

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A beautiful cake that’s easy to make & sure to impress! Vanilla & Almond Plum Layer Cake with Ricotta Icing

Vanilla nad Almond Plum Cake Recipe

With a whole bunch of new baking shows kicking off this Autumn it’s time to dust off your pinny and get involved. Let’s start with this delicious recipe for Vanilla and Almond Plum Cake, a real crowd-pleaser in MY house! RECIPE 225g unsalted butter, softened 150g golden caster sugar 2 tsp vanilla bean paste 2 medium eggs 220g self-raising flour ½ […]

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Rock & Rose, Richmond – more than just a pretty place!

Rock & Rose Richmond

Where – Rock & Rose 106 – 108 Kew Road Richmond LONDON TW9 2PQ What to expect – Rock & Rose is one of those local restaurants that I have been meaning to go to for a few years but something always comes up, a new opening, a menu launch in the city, life in general, you know how it goes. After all, […]

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Comte Cheese – A Grate Addition to Any Meal – #BetterWithComte Masterclass

Comte cheese recipe

Last week I was invited to a Comte Cheese masterclass in London. I couldn’t say no (especially as it was at the #SaturdayKitchen studios!) plus I love Comte cheese having been introduced to it by fellow foodie Gary a few years back. Unfortunately I arrived too late for the studio bit but just in time to start the lessons. Firstly, let me […]

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Breakfast at Tom’s Kitchen, Chelsea – An egg-cellent start to the day!

Tom's Kitchen Menu

Most of us know Tom’s Kitchen in Chelsea, frequented by the Made In Chelsea cast but more importantly for serving up some very tasty, seasonal food. Situated in a townhouse formerly known as The Blenheim pub, Tom Aiken and his team serve up quintessentially English comfort food favourites in a relaxed, unpretentious setting. Going extra lengths to source quality products and producers Tom’s Kitchen have a great […]

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Chai Thali in Camden – Keep Calm and Curry On

Chai Thali Camden

Curry has long been a favourite of the British food enthusiast and with the current trend of street food it wasn’t going to be long before someone combined the two. Step up Chai Thali in Camden. Having crossed India from side to side and up and down the owners of Chai Thali have brought together old favourites and new, given them […]

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Gin Afternoon Tea at the Strand Palace Hotel, London

Afternoon Tea at Strand Palace Hotel

Afternoon tea is a wonderful English tradition that is enjoyed the world over. It shouldn’t just be saved as a way to treat mum on Mothers day though, afternoon tea is a treat anytime of year no matter whether you are celebrating or just because. My latest find at The Strand Palace Hotel is not the most expensive in London […]

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