Monthly Archives: August 2010

American favourites: A hangover from IHOP: Blueberry pancakes (USA stylee)


If there is one thing that America knows how to do it is breakfast. When I lived in America, after a night on the town we regularly used to make late night visits to IHOP (The International House of Pancakes) for a post-match recuperative carb-fest. A couple of times I passed out in the car before we even reached the car-park (sorry Mum), but if I made it to the booth I only had eyes for one order: a blueberry stack with bacon. Now breakfast is one of my favourite meals (along with dinner and, um, lunch…!) – and no doubt through the course of this blog you will hear me wax lyrical about numerous breakfast wares – but truly, blueberry pancakes with bacon is the perfect breakfast. Sweet spongy pancakes, dotted with juicy tart blueberries, served alongside salty bacon, all smothered with ladlefuls of maple syrup. Genius.

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Filed under Baking, Breakfast/brunch, Eggs, Pancetta/Bacon, Recipes

American favourites: Wail, no burritos in Brighton (so I had to make them myself): Carnitas (braised pork) Burritos


Recently I’ve been hankering after burritos. Like I mean I’ve been downright craving them. The problem is, when you want a burrito on the run Brighton doesn’t really throw up any viable options. We have El Taco which certainly does a job in a bind, but the microwave is in full force and the resulting burritos leave a lot to be desired if truth be told. If you want a decent taco on the fly in Brighton I’m afraid you are really shit out of luck.

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Filed under Chillies, Main courses, Pork, Recipes, Rice, Spices

A glorious day for Brighton: the opening of La Cave à Fromage


Most days I love my blog. Some days, I’ll be honest, it’s a bit of a time-sucking drag. Then every now and again I have a day that makes me want to jump for joy and give my blog a big fat smack on the lips. Last week I had one of those days. The clouds parted, the angels sang in immaculate chorus, and heaven’s benediction fell upon my head: I had been anointed as “the chosen one”. Thanks to my blog (I love you bloggy blog blog) I was invited to come down to the newly opened Brighton outpost of La Cave à Fromage and have a cheese tasting. If you don’t know, cheese is like the holy grail of food. And I was going to eat it all…       

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Filed under Brighton, Cheese, F&G Eats...: Restaurant Reviews

My first guest post: The Ginger Dog Haiku Review


Hey everyone, I wrote my very first ever guest post on MiMi’s (of Meemalee’s Kitchen) new blogging venture: The Haiku Review. The review is of the recently opened The Ginger Dog gastro-pub in Kemp Town. I’m afraid it isn’t very nice about The Ginger Dog, but I still love the Ginger chain (The Gingerman being one of my favourite restaurants in Brighton).

You can find the review here.

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Filed under Brighton, F&G Eats...: Restaurant Reviews