An Angelic Cocktail

Angel of the North at Bumpkins – Stratford City. Basically an espresso Martini but quite delicious. Worth getting one next time you are at Westfield

A Gem of a Restaurant

We were in Missouri for Valentines Day this year, and our friends who we were staying with told us that D was organising a night out for all of us.  He kept the restaurant a secret, and after a day in St Louis we pulled into a side street and headed into a small cafe…

Your People

A.K.A South African Comfort food! What I find really interesting in life, is sometimes people you meet you connect with on a simple level, they become “people you know” and then sometimes you meet people who become “Your People”.  You know what I mean.  “Your people” are the people you connect with, you click with,…

Love It or Hate It?

Whether we love or hate Marmite, you can’t deny it is one of the most successful marketing campaigns in recent history.  A brand that realises that not everyone is going to like them, in fact some people hate them.  It’s even got to the stage where people refer themselves to Marmite; “You either Love me…

Readers Lamb

I love hearing about your kitchen triumphs. This week, one of my original blog followers, who has, I have to say always been very supportive and kind about my recipes and ramblings, emailed me with a few additional questions about my slow cooked leg of lamb recipe. We discussed gravy options, substituting the mint sauce…

Wahaca – Mexican street food in E20

I thought I would have a lot of time to create and blog this summer, but I forgot that we were open housing to our American family and friends. While this means our house has been busy, filled with laughter, mess, children, teenage boys, old friends, new friends, and the poor oven (which actually blew…

Cornmeal Crust Pizza

I love food. I know, shall I tell you something you don’t know!! It’s normal for me to be writing about the recipes that I have found and created in the Muddy Floor Kitchen, but I realised, we eat out almost as much as I cook. Often it’s in the same places local to us,…