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NATIONAL BURGER DAY

Last Tuesday, 27th August marked the very first National Burger Day in the UK, thanks to My Hyde. They offered 20% off burgers from restaurants all over the UK and organised a special event to mark this grand occasion along with  Tweat Up, the guys behind Street Feast and Rib Stock.   On Tuesday…

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LE CHANDELIER, EAST DULWICH

I spent a lovely afternoon in East Dulwich last Sunday with one of my favourite people, my beautiful friend Jan. She got married in June and I hadn’t seen her since the wedding so a catch-up was long overdue. I used to live with Jan in Herne Hill years ago…

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MYKONOS

I spent the week before last in the wonderful island of Mykonos in Greece.  Myself and 22 friends headed there to celebrate a rather important birthday of one of my very best friends, Paul. I was there for 4 days and 5 nights and I think I speak for everyone…

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PAUL A. YOUNG CHOCOLATES

If you read my blog regularly you will know how much I love Paul A. Young‘s chocolates. Every time I wander into Soho (most days), I seem to be magnetically drawn into his Wardour Street shop and that very thing happened at lunchtime today. I decided to treat myself (it…

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CHOCOLATE MASTERCLASS WITH PAUL A. YOUNG

On Tuesday night, the wonderful Cassie and I headed out to the Paradise in Kensal Green to attend a chocolate masterclass hosted by the one and only Paul A. Young.  This was one of a series of ‘School of Grub’ events held at Paradise focussing on fabulous food and the people that make it. If you have not heard of…

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I LOVE CAKE MIX MORE THAN CAKE…

I love cake, adore it. Victoria Sponge cake is my all-time favourite. But there is one thing I love more than cake, and that’s cake mix. When I was a young girl I used to make cake mix just to eat the mix, I had no intention of baking it.…

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FONDANT FAREWELL…

I have just seen this article on the Guardian website about a man called Chris Holmes, an immigration officer for Border Force at Stansted Airport, who handed in his resignation yesterday on a cake.  As you can see, he writes: “Having recently become a father I now realise how precious life is…

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RIDICULOUSLY MOREISH COCONUT COOKIES

A few weeks ago we had a truly lovely girl called Irene come to our office for work experience. We all loved her immediately and then she made us love her more by baking for us. She made us these coconut cookies. I couldn’t believe how good they tasted and…

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CARLUCCIO’S ‘BEST BALLS’ ARANCINI CHALLENGE

A few months ago I was contacted by the very lovely Millie Johnson, who works in the PR and Marketing department for Carluccios. We had been chatting on Twitter about madeleines that week, although at the time I didn’t realise where she worked, and she asked me if I liked…

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SABRINA’S PERSIAN SUPPERCLUB

Last week, I had one of the best nights (and meals) I’ve had in a very long time. I’ve been laying off eating out as much as I usually do because I’m training for the London Marathon. So my nights are now spent training, and my diet has become a…

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WHAT’S IN SEASON…FEBRUARY

Its February and the weather is a bit grim.  If I wasn’t training for this bleedin marathon I’d be hibernating along with the rest of the country.  Unfortunately I am spending most of my evenings battling against the freezing cold wind, telling myself it will all be over soon.  Luckily,…

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HEALTHY STEAK SALAD

My last post detailed how I am having to change how I eat to help me train for the London Marathon. As you know, I LOVE my food.  But the food I normally eat doesn’t sustain me when I’m running for 2 hours at a time.  I have found that…

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