Monthly Archives: January 2014

Pear & stem ginger pudding-cake

Comfort food was the order of the day – rain, no sleep & a nagging headache could only be soothed by one thing: Cake! I flicked through a few recipe books, but to be honest concentration was not going to … Continue reading

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Sumo Fresh – Japanese restaurant & bar, Wanstead

Eating in Satsuma in Soho many years ago, I was introduced to Japanese food and boy was that an experience!  I learned the hard way (crying, coughing and spluttering) that the green lump of plasticine in my Bento box was … Continue reading

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56 St James – lovely new coffee shop, E17

We were slightly annoyed that a new cafe has just opened in the St James’ area of Walthamstow. Why? Well we lived just a stone throw away for thirteen years and now just when we have moved out, they move … Continue reading

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Gluten-free chocolate cake

Yummy chocolate cake – it won’t be around for long (First published March 2013, re-issued Jan 2014) I’ve been testing a wheat-free and butter-free chocolate cake over the last few weeks. I’ve really enjoyed it – getting up at 7am … Continue reading

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Oven-baked celeriac & swede croquettes (vegan)

Every week we get overly excited at the prospect of what we’ll find in our OrganicLea veggie box. Last week it included a gigantic swede and a small but beautiful celeriac. These croquettes, inspired by a recipe in the OrganicLea … Continue reading

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