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Bacon Old Fashioned
Drinks, Recipes

Bacon Old Fashioned

Bacon. The UK does bacon better than anywhere I’ve been, and Bevan’s Butchers does bacon better than anywhere I’ve found; their smoked streaky bacon is unbelievable. Another delicious thing beginning with the letter b, is bourbon and why not put these two loves together and make a Bacon Old Fashioned?

Blueberry and Juniper Sauce
Recipes, Sauces, Dips, Jams

Blueberry and Juniper Sauce

Having added a sous vide to the kitchen arsenal, duck breast is going to be on the menu rather frequently. Why? Because my Partner in Crime has perfected the art of cooking duck in the sous vide. Never before have I had duck that is so juicy or full of flavour. […]

Grand Saturday
Drinks

Grand Saturday

Grand Marnier is delicious. Having been trotted about at Christmas in the crème anglaise for the chocolate panettone, it’s easy to let it sit there on the shelf and be overshadowed by the gins and whiskeys. With its rich orange depth of flavour, I knew it would go well with […]

Dark Chocolate Orange Fudge
Chocolate, Desserts

Dark Chocolate Orange Fudge

With most of a can of condesned milk leftover from making these gorgeously chewy cookies, some fudge was in order. I browsed through some recipes and decided any recipe adding 100g of icing sugar to a base with condensed milk and chocolate was ludicrous and it would be far too […]

Duck and Waffle
Restaurants

Duck and Waffle

Duck and Waffle. What a marvellous name. Although I have lived in England for over two years now, I had yet to make the pilgrimage to this hotly talked about restaurant, and when I did, it was pretty great. With panoramic views rivalling any in London, Duck and Waffle is […]

Gin Festival London
Drinks, London

Gin Festival London

Having written my dissertation on gin for my Master’s degree in Food Studies last year, there isn’t much that I don’t know. I love gin’s colourful history, its flavour and its resilience. Even ten years ago gin was a drink for grandmas, however, the ginaissance has occurred and many newcomers […]