Sunday, 23 August 2015

Summer Food Happenings

As I haven't done a Meal Planning Monday for a little while, I thought I'd just do a post of some of the interesting things I have eaten this summer!

I tried over the summer to go out for lunch one day a week, primarily to try out some of the places in Soho that I've been wanting to try for ages.

First off we have a Biskie from Cutter and Squidge. This one is Mango and White Chocolate and it was really good.


Then I tried Bunnychow in Soho, it's a South African restaurant that specialises in, well, Bunnychow, which are a small loaf ofbread filled with stew or curry. I had the Durban Bunny, which is a mutton curry in a grainy loaf with coleslaw. I loved the curry soaked bread.


For pudding that day I headed to Crosstown Doughnuts. I went for one of their summer special doughnuts a peach and nectarine crumble doughnut. It was delicious and really tasted of the summer fruits.

I then tried Walthamstow Market for lunch and stopped at Yummy Falafel on the Market. I went for a falafel wrap with halloumi, with spicy potatoes, pickles, red cabbage, tomato and lettuce.

This is what it looked like inside:


I would totally recommend the wrap, it was delicious and only £3.
For dinner one night before the theatre I went to La Porchettaon Stroud Green Road in Finsbury Park. I shared a Garlic Bread with my Father, which is topped with tomato and full of garlic and one of the best things I have ever eaten.

Then I had a Calzone Vedura, which I found a bit big and it had way too much cheese. Plus it seemed to major on artichokes and not much other veg. I could have done with some tomato sauce inside the pizza as well as outside.


After the barbecue I had in my garden we had a cream tea. My friend Rhainnon made the scones and I made the jam and we had clotted cream!

I went back to Yummy Falafel last week to eat with some marinated mozzarella. It is usually £1 for 4 but as they were a bit flat she chucked an extra one in! I also got the pickles and red cabbage from the stall.

I bought a new small camping gas barbecue when we were in Warkworth, and I thought I'd have a go and grill some red mullet fresh from Borough Market that morning. However, the barbecue didn't work, so I grilled it instead and served it with sweetcorn picked fresh from the garden minutes before, marinated mozzarella and tomato, samphire, rosemary and olive oil bread and salad. The red mullet was fantastic, lovely and fresh.

Today we toddled off to South Bank to watch a filming of The Great British Bake Off: An Extra Slice. Unfortunately we didn't arrive early enough to get in, so we went to the National Theatre foyer and shared the bakes that we had brought with us. I made Baked Apple Dumplings, which rather exploded in the oven!

My friend made Pumpkin Tiramisu which was very tasty.

So that's my food filled summer! Back to work tomorrow and no Meal Plan because I can't quite get my head around what's happening with the tube strike.

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