Monthly Archives: August 2013

Grab the green tea: the Foodies go healthy!

Over the last six months I’ve had a great time eating and drinking more or less just what I’ve fancied. But of course the pounds have crept on, slowly but surely and now I’m getting annoyed. Annoyed at myself for … Continue reading

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A find in Leyton – Chinese food in Leyton, Woo Lot

So there we were, hungry and annoyed having just walked down to Bakers Arms one afternoon with the aim of trying out an Indian restaurant which turned out to be firmly closed. We wandered around getting increasingly dismayed at the … Continue reading

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A little local knowledge goes a long way – Quattro Stagioni

Local knowledge is an amazing thing – at our Big lunch street party back in June we were privileged with a local secret – take-away pizza shop is ‘good for grills’.  On Sunday, tired out after a long drive back … Continue reading

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Kale crisps – a tale of E17 food swapping

I did my first food swap this week with someone that I’d never met before. Armed with a warm loaf of bread, a bunch of homegrown herbs and a bag of dried chillies we arranged to meet at The Bell. … Continue reading

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Our top 10 places to eat in Tarragona and Reus, Spain

The Catalan city of Reus is actually where you arrive on a cheap Ryanair ‘Barcelona’ flight. It is the gateway to the Costa Dorada resorts of Salou and Cambrils, but Reus and neighbouring coastal city of Tarragona are often over … Continue reading

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Our top 5 favourite cook books

The Walthamstowfoodies LOVE cook books. We have hundreds – one of the reasons we moved was to re-house all these books in a bigger kitchen space. A perfect summer Sunday morning is lazing around in the garden with a pot of fresh coffee, a … Continue reading

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Teras – new Turkish BBQ restaurant on Wood Street

We have been poked and prompted to go and check out Teras restaurant on Wood Street since it opened – but it’s only been open 8 days and there is such a stir, what are they doing!? We decided to … Continue reading

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