Bored of the usual brunch menus, eggs benny, florentine or royal, pancakes with bacon and maple, eggs any way you want on sourdough or rye, and avo on toast? Brunch is so popular these days, after all that’s what weekends are for now, but it doesn’t mean every restaurant needs to serve the same boring menu. And I know what you’re thinking, there’s only so many ways you can shake up breakfast ingredients, but do you really believe that? I went to Caravan on Exmouth Market for a girls catch up over a boozy brunch and was pleasantly surprised by the menu. From jalapeno cornbread to a red quinoa and buckwheat grain bowl and avocado and poached eggs on toast, Caravan had a variety of…

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My first experience of the sweet, soft, buttery cornbread was at the Big Easy in Covent Garden. This Canadian Crab shack was our spot one evening for an unlimited BBQ feast, and some cute cornbread muffins came out too – they complimented the barbecue dishes so well I knew I had to recreate it at home. Since then I’ve tried a few times to bake my own, each time switching something new in and out of the recipe to find out how to make it taste it’s most awesome – not because I’m an amazing baker, but because cornbread is a fab creation. Cornbread is actually super simple to make. So simple that the first time I started researching recipe ideas, I was sure everyone…

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You can tell it’s festival season in London purely by the number of glittery faces and flower headbands you see on the tubes. A couple of weeks ago, I was one of them. Normally a Wireless festival goer, being a fan of R’n’B and Hip Hop, British Summer Time sure was a change to the usual experience I was getting used to year after year. But with Justin Bieber playing, how could you say no? And I can honestly say, I loved it. We didn’t have to make our way through the usual stampede of festival goers to get in, or queue for ages at the bar, in fact there was almost no queue at all. Yet it was still really busy. There were festival…

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We’ve all heard it. Fish and chips in London aren’t as good as in the North. And to be honest, fish and chips back home in the Midlands do taste different. Perhaps a little greasier, the fish with a little more batter, the chips might even be triple cooked due to less customers than a London eatery – and we all know how much better triple cooked chips areĀ (If you haven’t tasted these beauties you have to take a trip to Hawksmoor soon!). I’ve only had fish and chips a few times since living in London, always a little disappointed and making a mental note to wait until I visit my parents for my next fix. But I recently had a portion that made me…

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With the weather still really warm and sunny, iced coffees are perfect for getting that caffeine fix. I used to only like the blended variety, coffee frappucinos, but since my love for coffee has grown (and perhaps I’ve matured slightly), nothing beats a coffee served over ice with a splash of milk when it’s warm and sticky out. For all those times when a hot coffee is just going to make you sweat (I’m sure we’ve all been there), or if you’re just looking to shake up your afternoon drink, this is perfect – my go-to iced coffee. Simple yet delicious. What’s better, the only extra thing you need compared to making a regular cuppa Joe is ice! So grab that ice cube tray and…

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