Sunday, 11 April 2010

anderson's bakery...part II

I've said it before and I'll say it again...I love this bakery on Hoxton st

the secret to staying slim........

This sign made me chuckle. Never been in this caff as its open late....maybe one drunken eve i will venture in.....

afternoon tea at geffrye museum

I love the Geffrye Museum on Kingsland rd, and we went for a stroll around the herb garden on easter weekend. The cafe is really nice, it has huge windows over looking the gardens. The menu is varied, and we settled on the afternoon tea. It's only a fiver and pretty tasty. Boring crockery though, it is getting a rating of 2.8 teacups. (mainly for the view and the cucumber sarnie). The best room in the Museum is the 1930's living room, love it.

people will always need plates

 My friend has fantastic crockery, a whole set of 'people will always need plates' . I especially love the Trelick Tower plate. 

egyptian soup off

The penultimate soup off took place in the countryside. "Soup Off' is like Come Dine with Me, but with soup. All the girls have made a brilliant effort.  The egyptian themed eve consisted of delicious home made starters, falafel, baba ganoush, hummus, hallumi......pictured below. Soup was tomato, chickpea and rice. Dessert was a very chocolately mousse, mmmmm and these home made almond cookies with perfectly fresh mint. 

teapots in chelsea

Thursday, 1 April 2010

surprise civil partnership dessert

One March afternoon we met our friends at Marylebone Town Hall. They arrived looking glam and gorgeous and we still had no idea why we were there. All was revealed that we were to witness the girls' surprise civil partnership. AMAZING! It was a very special celebration, I was very lucky to be a witness. We all went off to The Mandeville Hotel afterwards for a delicious lunch, with Sicilian red wine and a dessert of honeycomb terrine and caramelised pistachios. Note to self, must return to Mandeville for afternoon tea served on Zandra Rhodes crockery. 5 teacups!!