Showing posts from February, 2015

Poppies of Camden Town

I finally got to tick Poppies of Camden Town off my eating list! For those who haven't heard of Poppies, it is a fish and chips restaurant (with takeaway available), which won the best tasting fish and chips award in 2014. So I was very excited about trying it after originally spotting the other restaurant in Shoreditch.

After waiting for a few minutes, we were shown to our table and given menus. We ordered a large and regular cod with chips and two tap waters. 
The food arrived very quickly and with two little jars, one with Heinz ketchup and the other withtar tar sauce :)
I thought the regular cod would have been bigger but nonetheless it was a good size for lunch. With unlimited amounts of salt and pepper, we seasoned our meals. The "Sarsons" vinegar was questionable and tasted watered down, which I was quite disappointed about. However, the fish was good and had a nice, golden, crispy batter.
Full from our main courses, we asked for the bill and were surprised to find th…

Chocolate Orange Shortbread

💕 Happy Valentines Day everyone! 💕

I decided to do some late night baking, with just me and my oven (how romantic) and make mini heart-shaped shortbread with chocolate orange chunks :)
Whether you're boycotting Valentine's Day or all loved up, you can still make these really easy shortbread biscuits - in any shape you like :)

Recipe 115g of softened unsalted butter 175g of plain flour 50g caster sugar 2 tsp of vanilla essence 10 Terry's Chocolate Orange segments chopped up into small pieces or broken into chunks
How To Make Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the vanilla essence and flour and mix well. Add in the chocolate pieces and mix again to form a dough. Roll out the dough to 1cm thickness on to a floured surface and cut using any cookie cutter. Place on a lined baking tray and prick the tops with a fork before placing it in the fridge for 30 minutes. Preheat the oven to Gas Mark 4 / 180 degrees and bake for 15-18 minutes until a pale brown. Let the shortbrea…

The Other Side of Eastbourne

Most of the photos you see of Eastbourne have blue skies, sunshine and warm beaches. The day I chose to go did not have quite the same weather. So here's Eastbourne and its darker side, when it's cold, cloudy and very windy.

Despite the discouraging weather, the people in Eastbourne were ever so friendly and helpful :)
After arriving at Eastbourne station, I navigated my way to the tourist information centre (true tourist right here!). 
In order to get to Beachy Head, I was told to go to Bus Stop J and take either the 12/12A/12X to Warren Hill as that was the closest bus stop (the direct bus -13X only runs on Sundays). He did say it'd be a 20min walk from there.
Before going to the cliffs, I thought I'd find a cafe for some lunch. Wandering  around I found this humble place - Cornfield Tea House. The lady inside welcomed me in and seated me by the  front of the shop. Seeking something warm, she recommended me the homemade Butternut Squash soup with a soft crusty roll. It wa…