Where: Burleigh St, London. What: American style brasserie. How much: Set menu from £20, a la carté three courses with drinks £50+ per head. To quote their own website, Joe Allen is ‘the classic theatreland American brasserie’, tucked away in the West End round the corner from Covent Garden. I start this tale on a Lunch-Drinks-Show day […]Read More Review- Joe Allen
Ah, Happy Spring Time foodie friends! The daffs are out. There isn’t a predicted frost for the next two weeks and it’s almost pancake day. It’s time to get planting. I donned my wellies this morning for maybe the third time in 2019, but those other times were purely weeding and compost hefting so in […]Read More Grow Your Own! Get A Plan.
What: Pretty pub grub, bistro style plates and pizzas. Where: Brook Street, Brentwood, CM14 5ND. How Much: Main courses from £8, for three courses, wine and a cocktail £50-£60 a head. Overall: Good food, great drinks for the drivers and desserts worth skipping starters for. Regulars will already be aware that The Nag’s Head has […]Read More The Nag’s Head, Brentwood
That’s it, Christmas is over, it’s back to work and back to accepting that Stilton and chocolate Santas for every meal is probably not a great idea (no, not even if they are dark chocolate Santas). It’s time to get your January plan on, people. This might mean going vegan, switching to meal replacement shakes […]Read More Easy Lunchbox Traybake
I salute you! I’m no vegan, but I do try to make more of my meals meat and dairy free than aren’t. It’s not because I particularly enjoy butterbeans. It’s actually for many reasons which I won’t bore you with now but suffice to say if I could get away with a bacon double cheeseburger […]Read More For Those About To Veganuary….
Happy Twixmas all, I hope it’s been a good one for you and if it hasn’t I wish you a peaceful end to the year now. I’ve had a lovely festive break both hosting at home and guesting with the parentals and am now settling in to a few solid days of leftovers and […]Read More Fight The Festive Waste!!!!
If there is one thing you need at your Christmas cheeseboard, my cucumber pickle is it, and there is still time to get a batch ready for the big day as although it constantly improves in the jar, it only really needs a week to mature. And once life goes on after the festive period, […]Read More Boomboom’s World Famous Cucumber Pickle.
Swears warning. I sit here, exactly nineteen hours and seven minutes into December, and I’ve seen at least fifteen fully decorated trees just walking from my house to the corporate evil supermarket for a Saturday night stir in sauce. It’s everywhere. In the shops. On the telly. On the radio. And in my fragile, fragile […]Read More The C Word
Since embarking on my new edible regime I’m doing pretty ok. I don’t miss meat that much and I can live with loads of pulses and most of the milk substitutes out there. I still have bad and bloaty days, but the good days are better than they were and my veg consumption is through […]Read More Smoky Cauli Soup
If there’s one thing that has been giving me the fear about trying to get on board with a hormone friendly anti-inflammatory diet it is The Bland. Although I’d say I’m a pretty established cook, I’m also a pretty predictable one on a day to day basis and I rely a lot on using chilli, […]Read More Magnesium Boost Salad