Queueing. Something nobody likes. I get super impatient, asking several times a minute “how long do you think it’s going to take”, and I’m sure I annoy everyone else in the queue with my constant fidgeting and stepping out slightly to look how far we’ve got left until we’re at the front. But queuing in London has become inevitable, as so many of the new popular restaurants have vowed not to take bookings. The horror. I know how you’re feeling. Luckily Talli Joe, the cool new Indian food destination near Seven Dials in Covent Garden hasn’t followed suit. So, booked in straight after work, I went along with Kim for a catch-up and to try the new dinner menu. Contemporary with an artistic feel, you…

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Pancakes. There are so many ways of making the batter, there’s thick fluffy pancakes and thin crepes, flavoured batters, and all manner of toppings that you can pretty much shake it up each time. We seem to be having pancakes almost every weekend now, albeit some are pretty healthy, but we’re hooked. A Saturday morning usually goes something like this… me: “what shall we have for brunch today? Shall we try something new?” (We both usually go to the gym Saturdaymorning so don’t eat until 1ish) Alex: “Oh. I thought we were having pancakes.” Me: “Oh ok. Let’s have pancakes. Again.”, said whilst giving Alex a look as though he always goes for the same thing – but I never regret giving in. Quite often I’ll suggest them myself too.…

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The cutest market I’ve ever seen. For anyone who hasn’t been yet, Maltby Street Market, close to Bermondsey and London Bridge, is a small food market with a range of street food and artisan brands selling ready to eat food and produce, such as Bad Brownie, The Beef Steaks and The Cheese Truck. These are all cushioned alongside bars and quirky restaurants which can be found under the arches of the railway bridge, serving everything from Oysters to Spanish tapas. Bustling with Londoners and a few tourists, it’s not always as busy as Borough Market, which is lots bigger in comparison, and incidentally it’s not always quite as packed. But it’s still rather busy, especially when it’s sunny outside, as I found out recently. Making our…

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Hummus is such a versatile ingredient yet most people just use it to dip their bread, carrot sticks and cucumber fingers in. It’s thick, slightly creamy texture and rich flavour is perfect with all manner of toppings that we don’t even think about – yes not just olive oil and a shake of spice. But as I found out recently, Hummus Lina, almost certainly has thought about this. Hummus Lina is a food stall in Camden Stables Market. Nestled amongst several others, including a falafel stall and an Oliver’s Fish and Chips, competition seems quite strong in the street food arena, however, with middle eastern influences cropping up more and more, and interest not appearing to be going anywhere (how can you say no to…

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Mmmm mac’n’cheese. I love a good pasta dish, especially when the weather is cold, it’s one of the best comfort foods right? A hot bowl of saucy carbs. But mac’n’cheese is in a league of its own. Creamy, cheesy pasta, which oozes and stretches as you pull out your fork with just enough to make a mouthful. The crunchy golden top, with breadcrumbs and even more cheese, perhaps one of my favourite parts, giving the top layer a nice crunch. Alex’s mum makes the most insane mac’n’cheese. Since living with Alex, she’s actually delivered us some of her signature dish a couple of times, but I knew that with Alex now away from home, I needed to try and make my own version  – well…

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