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Olives from Spain Tapenade Challenge!

Olives from Spain Tapenade Challenge!

We were very kindly sent a hamper from Olives from Spain, in partnership with Storm Communications. Inside the hamper was a whole range of goodies, herbs, spices, oils and various other excitements, like Manchego cheese and dates. We were asked to put our creative hats on and create a tapenade from the ingredients provided. The...
Pollen Street Social

Pollen Street Social

Grudgingly, I have reached my twenty fifth year and to mark this milestone in my life, we went out for dinner at the Pollen Street Social. I had never heard of it until about 6 months ago, when a guy at work came back from a business lunch, smiling broadly with a distinct scent of...
Roast Pheasant with a Red Onion and Redcurrant Jus

Roast Pheasant with a Red Onion and Redcurrant Jus

Being a good country girl (rolling in the haystacks aside…), I am very partial to British game in all forms. A particular favourite is pheasant. It is versatile bird with a distinct flavour, which is absolutely ideal for roasting, casseroles and curries. I know many people might be intimidated by the idea of cooking a...
Garlicky Baked Camembert

Garlicky Baked Camembert

Now that is it full- on winter, this is where I come into my element. Hearty, filling and delicious offerings to fend off the cold and to reassure you that it will all be alright, even when the doors are banging and you remember that still haven’t bought that draught-excluder yet… Everyone is probably thinking,...
Review of Olives from Spain with Omar Allibhoy

Review of Olives from Spain with Omar Allibhoy

As the team of @blondebakers, we were invited to review an event hosted by Omar Allibhoy & Olives from Spain at the Balham Lounge tapas bar. As relative newbies to the blogging world, we didn’t know what to expect – but were pleasantly surprised with what we found! Just to give you a bit of...
Wahaca

Wahaca

Wahaca has been another mystery restaurant for me. The name has been bandied around for ages, yet I had never taken the initiative to discover anymore about it, what food it produced and, most importantly who was behind the entire operation. During my university days, Masterchef took up a large amount of my time. My...
Stuffed Pasta Shells

Stuffed Pasta Shells

I know what you are thinking – this blonde is blonder than you ever thought could be possible. Ha. You are mistaken. Stuffing pasta? Old news…. Ravioli?  Been there, done that, got the proverbial t-shirt. This is whole different ball game. If any of you have been to Italy, you will be familiar with the...
Moroccan lamb meatballs with apricots and prunes

Moroccan lamb meatballs with apricots and prunes

I love Moroccan food. For any occasion, there is a dish out there for it, either to snack, or for a warming and hearty supper. The one problem that I have found since I grudgingly started working in London, is that most Moroccan food takes at least 2 hours to cook properly, to bring out...
Mirin-glazed Salmon

Mirin-glazed Salmon

Mirin Glazed Salmon with Rice Noodles and grated vegetable salad I have never been a massive fan of Nigella Lawson. This is mainly because she strikes me a slut, who uses food as her medium to convey this sluttishness. Her cooking and the television shows have been called “food porn,” which is unsurprising, as she...
Cake au saucisson sec avec pistaches et prunes

Cake au saucisson sec avec pistaches et prunes

During last two weeks of May, in which we had blissful weather and scorching temperatures, picnics seemed to be an inspired idea, and the challenges were set out to find the most innovative and original picnic recipes. We are all familiar with the “sand in the butter” scenario and I am keen to post some...
BOOM BURGERS

BOOM BURGERS

Pop-up anything seems to very popular at the moment. There are endless shops without a regular tenants who host sales of random bit and bobs – and through word-of- mouth and social networking sites, knowledge of these places travels far and wide. Now it has turned to restaurants. A friend of mine has started his...
Matt's Kitchen

Matt’s Kitchen

Georgie & I both hail from the darkest depths of the south-west English countryside. We are spoilt for choice with wonderful pubs on our doorsteps, ranging from the ye olde English freehouse  to the more sophistication and modern gastropubs. Sadly, good restaurants are few and far between, and those that do set up shop, sometimes...
Two Blondes and a Baking Tray