Category Archives: Product of the week

Bocadillo de Guayaba – South American food in E17

Today we were out searching for dried barberries following a query about where to find them in Walthamstow – we failed in this mission but were amazed along the way to find a shop with South American foodstuff that we … Continue reading

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Product of the Week – A pound of fresh plums

In keeping with these times of financial crisis, double-dip recession, austerity and cuts, Product of the Week took on the challenge of ‘how far will a pound stretch on Walthamstow Market?’ A pound being a £1, a quid, 100 pennies, and at today’s rates: … Continue reading

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Product of the Week – Luscious Lithuanian Lollipops!

The aim of Product of the Week is that the item should have been bought locally and be in some way interesting, unusual or exciting and have inspired us to make a new recipe. However – occasionally life should be more frivolous and fun … Continue reading

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Product of the week – Celeriac, used in Turkish chicken Buğu Kebabi

We always try to do a cookery class when we are on holiday so this recipe was inspired by cooking with the chef at the Three Cheers restaurant in Ovacik, near Fethiye in south west Turkey. Leave all ideas of … Continue reading

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Product of the week – Sunday leftovers

With the Xmas turkey on the horizon this post on leftovers is timely. I’m a fan of a Sunday Roast lunch but the other half of the foodies isn’t so keen. We managed to agree to have a chilli roasted … Continue reading

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Product of the week –Za’atar (blend)

We have liked Za’atar for a while but it is a bit of a trend at the moment thanks to chefs such Yotam Ottolenghi, Mourad Lahlou and Silvena Rowe. In Morocco, Za’atar is a herb which apparently looks like thyme … Continue reading

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Product of the week – lobster

Last week I was writing about how cheap chicken livers are, so this week as a contrast I decided to blow the budget and put pen to paper (well fingers to laptop) and talk about lobster. I bought a fresh … Continue reading

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Product of the week – striped aubergines

We bought these striped aubergines, known as eggplant in the US and Australia, from the International Supermarket.  I usually buy the heavy dark purple ones but I was attracted to these and they were only £1 for two. I’ve tried … Continue reading

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Product of the week – Sizzling sausages

Walthamstow really is a great place to buy sausages. We are spoilt for choice. Over the last few weeks we have been trying all different sausages, well Autumn is here so it would be wrong not to. I like bangers … Continue reading

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Product of the week – Venison Salami

When talking about the blog last week, we came up with the idea of writing every week about a foodie gem that we’ve bought in E17. I was brought up eating game.  My very first post about a ‘product of the week’ has to be Bishop’s … Continue reading

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