month : 12/2014 4 results
  • Breakfast treat at the Vine Leaves restaurant

    Have you seen the new Middle-Eastern restaurant in Harpenden? We went into the Vine Leaves for a quick cup of coffee whilst we waited for the shops to open and couldn't resist the menu. I had a delicious dish of baked eggs in a vegetable based sauce and hubby had a spicy Syrian sausage wrap with chick peas and a tomato relish. Wonderfully finished off with a cardamom coffee. Reeeeally nice. The welcome was warm and the service quick. One more good reason to go weekend shopping! ...
  • Felice’s fab feast at Fusion Brasserie

    I’m still dreaming of our late lunch at the family-run Fusion Brasserie in Worcester, luscious food, good company and the most enjoyable afternoon!   Good friend and top Italian chef Felice Tocchini welcomed us with champagne and his usual warm smile.           First a double starter of roast onion stuffed with creamy sweet potato and smoked haddock (I can almost taste it now) and, an absolute favourite of mine… ceviche, all ...
  • Patti’s plantain & mince tarts

    With Christmas round the corner, I’d like to share the perfect plantain idea to treat your guests - plantain mince tarts. A mouth-watering alternative to mince pies, especially if like me you prefer them not too sweet! These tarts are soft and crumbly with just the right amount of fruity centre. Try to imagine ripe plantain, cored and stuffed with mincemeat in a crumbly pastry boat. I love serving them warm like little islands floating in a sea of custard. Plantain is readily available in ...
  • Christmas gift ideas with African Adinkra symbols

    We're not in panic mode yet and there's still time to order stuff online, but it's getting close.... If you're looking for something a little bit interesting and different check out www.adinkra.today for some not too expensive Christmas gift ideas with an African theme. KwesiEddie has added his own styling to his favourite African Adinkra symbols and put them on good quality clothing and gifts, it's worth taking a minute to check out his stuff. You never know, it might just be that ...