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Street Food comes to Ealing Broadway TODAY!!

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Today is a big day for Ealing

After the launch of cool cocktail joints, the opening of restaurants normally found in Soho and the second summer of the roof top cinema, we've finally got the last piece of the 'Ealing is bloody cool actually' puzzle.

We have STREET FOOD!!!


Launching today is Eat Me Drink Me - a weekly street food festival hosted in our very own Ealing Broadway shopping centre which will see an array of food trucks serving delicious things usually only found East of the city.

Eat Me Drink Me are a collective of food, drink and event experts and I spoke to the lovely Kate McKenzie (mega article about her here) who is part of the collective and a fellow Ealing resident.


She told me all about the line up we've got to look forward to including Pulled - delish pulled meats - Grilled cheese (umm think you can work that one out for yourselves), Route 66 (Mexican, ariba!), The Joint (a favourite of Tom Kerridge) and Korrito (named a top 10 food truck by C N Traveller

The Wright Brothers - Oysters with Sophie

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Last week one of my best friends had a birthday and, always the fan of stretching birthday celebrations out as long as possible, I suggested that we went for dinner the week after her party so she had another treat to look forward to.

As I was at a work thing at Vineopolis (yes there was wine, yes it was free, yes I did drink too much) I suggested we meet up in Borough - one of my fav parts of London and my old work stomping ground - and go to The Wright Brothers for dinner. 

The Wright Brothers in Borough is one of 4 Wright Brothers in England - 3 in London (Spitalfields, Borough - Oyster & Porter House & Soho - Fish & Seafood with an Asian twist) and 1 in sunny Cornwall.


Now, if any of my lovely readers are familiar with how nights out with Sophie go, you'll know that there's always lots of chat (don't ask what about, I can't remember), yummy food and LOTS of wine.

This standard, combined with my work do going well into the evening meant that we were a little…

RECIPE - no ordinary biscuit

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Today I'm trying something a bit new and sharing one of my favourite recipes.

This recipe is pretty easy to make, a bit healthier than your usual biscuit and perfect for when you've got people coming over and you just want to show off!

Let me introduce you to gluten-free biscotti with pistachio, rose water and dark chocolate.......you just bisGOTTA try these! (PS they are only 81 cals each!!!)



This recipe is from the Jamie Oliver website (and you can find FULL DETAILS HERE) but I thought that I'd break it down and give you tips from trying this recipe a few times.

WHAT YOU'LL NEED.....




120 g shelled pistachios 200 g gluten-free plain flour, plus extra for dusting (I used Doves Farm) 1 teaspoon gluten-free baking powder ½ teaspoon fine sea salt 200 g golden caster sugar 30 g dark chocolate (over 70% cocoa solids), (Jamie says this is optional, it isn't!) 1 large free-range egg 1 teaspoon rose water semi-skimmed milk, optional
HERE'S HOW YOU DO IT...

Put the pistachios on your …

Alluring Orchids - Kew Gardens

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I've written about Kew Gardens before (post here if you'd like to read it) and if you haven't heeded my advice to get yourself down there, then this post should help seal the deal.

At the moment, Kew have their Alluring Orchids exhibit on, and it is truly a sight to behold!



It is a riot of colour with a vast range of orchids all displayed in mesmirising, gravity defying ways.



Also it is only on until 8th March, so hurry up!

Now, I know virtually nothing about orchids, but I like pretty things and I do have a few growing at home, so you don't need to be into your flora to enjoy this - it really is a visual feast so go and tuck in!