Monthly Archives: October 2012

A first attempt at macaroons

Just want to say before I’m convicted of false pretences – I’m not a chef, or writer or anything professionally foodie – I just love food. As I always want to push my cooking abilities, my experiment today has been … Continue reading

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Real Bread part 2

In Walthamstow we’re so lucky to have bread from across the globe available on our doorstep; Turkish bread from International Supermarket and Yildrim Bakery on St James’ Street, and Moroccan bread at Maghreb on Hoe Street. We love the Fresh … Continue reading

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Giant couscous

I love Giant Couscous. I buy it from the International Supermarket at the end of the High Street, Walthamstow, from TFC in Highams Park or the kosher shops in Stoke Newington where it is known as Israeli Couscous. Is it me or is … Continue reading

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Peruvian comfort food

We’re white British Northerners, but our tastes are very multi-cultural. Our close neighbours and friends are from South America and we just love the endless Spanglish conversations about food. We’ve had the most amazing foodie weekend – we kicked off … Continue reading

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Ecuadorian Tomatillo Salsa

We were introduced to this fine specimen of a well, umm, fruit, or perhaps it is a vegetable by our Ecuadorian friend, Eloisa. We are very lucky to have good friends from South America who pop round with fresh empanadas, … Continue reading

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Razor clams – facing the fear!

Ok so I’m a squeamish Brit but if I dig further into my foodie heart I know that I’ll try most things, but the razor clam hasn’t been on my ‘must try’ list.  A couple of years ago I was … Continue reading

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Spanish menu del dia

While in Lloret de Mar we went in search of the traditional workers lunch, menu de dia. We wanted to go ‘local’ as we didn’t have high expectations of this resort, described by some as the Benidorm of Costa Brava … Continue reading

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Spiced Moroccan Kesra bread

We are lucky to have two Moroccan shops in Walthamstow – Maghreb on Hoe Street and Bella Halal Butchers on the High Street. Both have good butchers and make their own merguez sausages; chicken, lamb or beef, all products are … Continue reading

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Real bread – Part 1

In the early hours of the morning there are armies of bakers around the world transforming the humblest of ingredients – flour, yeast and water into their national bread: the hot crusty French baguette; dark, sweet Polish rye; fluffy Indian … Continue reading

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Medieval Market in Barcelona

Recently we went on a foodie crawl around Barcelona.  We arrived in the middle of  a torrential downpour, the skinflint in me was annoyed at paying over 7 Euros for a two minute taxi ride round the corner to our … Continue reading

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