I harvest wild edibles for my own breakfast, lunch and supper table. A little here, a little there, and never more than a sixth of what's on offer. I ensure that plenty is left for the birds and bees. Common sense dictates that picking every summer elderflower in sight, doesn't bode well for elderberries in the autumn.
As soon as I hear the crackle of the curry leaves in the pan, this recipe takes me straight back to the sunny beaches of Kerala. It celebrates all of the incredible fresh ingredients on offer on the Indian coast - fresh fish, coconut, curry leaves and ginger...
Besides the delicious flesh, watermelon rinds are also edible and are used for making pickles. Watermelon seeds, which are high in protein are eaten in China and have a nutty flavor and can be dried and roasted, or ground into flour.
Here are some highlights of foodie tips and places to visit which I came across during my recent visit to Edinburgh.
"Legendary" Chicago sandwich shop, Potbelly, has opened at Westfield Stratford City brings a toasted load of massive flavour to a very lucky London.
I swore blind I wouldn't buy a spiraliser. Who needs one, I sniffed to Him Outdoors, when we've got perfectly good knives/vegetable peelers/a mandolin. It'll just gather dust at the back of a shelf, I said. Knowing my weakness for kitchen gadgets, he merely raised an eyebrow. And sure enough, I cracked.
The British Dietetic Association (BDA) recommends eating two portions of fish a week, of which, one should be oily fish, such as salmon or mackerel. However, since there is no specific recommendation of a dose for Omega-3 for the general population, it is extremely difficult to understand if you are consuming enough of the right Omegas.
All the flavours of traditional sushi but in a salad with beautifully contrasting colours.
A stones throw from Buckingham Palace, nestled in the luxurious Belgravia district, stands The Halkin. A hotel with an effortlessly stylish interior, superb service and a culinary gem in the form of Ametsa.
I really enjoy having afternoon tea and most of my experiences have been spent with my Mum, who also loves the experience. We were both excited to h...
These premium quality wines perfectly balance sumptuous sweetness with refreshing acidity and intensely delicious flavours. Some of my favourites are made by taking advantage of a rare natural occurrence - one which sounds a little bit grim at first...
I paid an early evening weekday visit a week or so ago, and had a delightful time sampling my way through the menu - at a fraction of the cost such a exploratory dabble of a meal would have set me back here in London (and that's if I could have found as satisfying yakitori as Bincho offers).
This chocolate orange cheesecake is everything I could ever want in a dessert - it's rich, smooth, chocolately, tangy, sweet, creamy, I could go on and on! In a word, it's just perfect, and without a doubt the best thing I've ever made, so I hope you fellow cheesecake lovers love it too!
London is fast becoming one of the world's most celebrated culinary hubs - and whether you're looking fine dining, street food or a spot of quirky cuisine, it has an endless amount to offer. In fact, there is so much on London's ever-expanding menu, that when picking somewhere to eat, it can seem impossible to know where to start.
Enjoy in a bowl served with some fresh berries, fruit, nut butter, or go commando. It's good enough to do that. Serve with almond milk, coconut milk, or if you are like me (which some people in my house have decided to point out is a little weird...) serve with cold water!!
I had a blast and a lot of amazing street food (and drink!) during last week's inaugural Food Yard Friday at The Artworks Elephant (a studio and retail hub comprised of shipping containers situated near Elephant & Castle Station).