As the late May Bank Holiday draws to a close I'm sitting back to enjoy the plethora of expected instagram shots of late night pub selfies, painful sunburn shots and of course BBQ updates. BBQ season is officially open and personally I'm thrilled to see so many people throwing themselves into the annual outdoor cooking … Continue reading BBQ Bananas
Some time ago I said some pretty good things about Three Wise Monkeys in Colchester. I fear I won't be repeating many of them here. It isn't an easy decision to reverse a recommendation but I can't help feeling that TWM has overlooked quality for quantity and in expanding the menu this far have stretched … Continue reading The Ultimate Fishfinger Sandwich Search: Three Wise Monkeys
Location- Spitalfields Cost- well under £5 for pastries/£10 for hot breakfast plus coffee. Highlight- a perfectly poached egg Lowlight- not really Overall- 9/10 You may remember Cafe a Vin, a pleasantly pokey bar and brasserie at the back of the Galvin brothers' triumph that is La Chapelle in Spitalfields. You may not remember any such … Continue reading The Breakfast Club- Galvin Hop
*reader warning- more bad language than usual I've got a few days off the day job this week and today was always aside for completing my tax return so obviously, here we are with some garden updates! Spring has truly sprung now on the Essex coast which basically means regular rain and mildly chilly evenings … Continue reading Grow Your Own! Pests, plagues and pretties.
Peanut butter is something I had to grow into as I remember despising it as a child mainly due to the cloying consistency over the roof of my mouth which somehow is one of the biggest appeals now. Definitely one to join coffee, onions, beer and sea vegetables as tastes worth acquiring and I'm not … Continue reading Food Hero: Peanut Butter
Monkey Magic. This was a quick fix breakfast to counterbalance the horror of an early start on a Sunday morning which I think we can all agree should be illegal. Sweet and easy on the stomach this felt like a childhood throwback to milkshakes and foam bananas and eating Chunky Monkey Ben & Jerry's on … Continue reading Smoothie #8