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Slow food and living market, Rosewood hotel London

25 May

Rosewood_Market_15We found out that the courtyard of the magnificent Rosewood Hotel in London hosted a wonderful slow food market every Sunday, so not even the windy rainy weather was going to stop us: we were determined to enjoy the delicious scents, the colourful stalls and the natural, tasty products that the market had to offer.
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Ugly little pies

18 May

Ugly_pies_2Did we mention that we love brunch? Oh maybe we did a couple of times… (Exhibit A, B & C). It might be the sun shining a little bit these days, or the fact that after two crazy weeks at work we finally have a few days off, but we are looking forward to preparing huge Spring brunches for our friends. We’ve been testing some recipes and this one is the real winner. They might not look like much, but these little bacon, egg and cheddar pies are perfect. Tender yet a tad crunchy, soft but with a nice spicy kick thanks to a small amount of mustard Γ  l’Ancienne and really easy to prepare. That’s exactly what you are looking for if you are having guests over, isn’t it?
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Spuntino, London

11 May

Spuntino_London_227 stools and a popcorn machine. That’s all we knew about Spuntino. Quite intriguing, no? A couple of weeks ago we decided to look for this tiny restaurant in Soho. We found its discreet entrance and we saw the 27 stools and the pop corn machine. We came in, we ordered almost everything on the menu (we ate popcorn as well, obviusly) and we decided Spuntino was going to be a new favorite in London. Another favourite restaurant in London you ask? Well, yes. When you see the mac and cheese and the steak and egg, you’ll understand. Continue reading

Brunch salad

4 May

brunch_salad_3Oh brunch… We know you are considered so out of style lately, but we still love you. And even though we tend to load up on carbs like crazy, we sometimes want you healthy and fresh and guilt free. For those (rare) occasions we always prepare this lovely crunchy salad with creamy runny poached eggs and a zingy lemony dressing. The perfect combination! And yes, you’ve guessed it right: with just a few ingredients and really easy to prepare… because this is how we roll. Hair flip.

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White chocolate cake with lemon butter cream

27 Apr

White_chocolate_cake_5Even though I love baking I don’t like spending hours in the kitchen and I have to admit I’m scared of lots of recipes because they look so complicated. I just feel I won’t be able to achieve a decent result. If you are a little bit like me you’ll love this cake: it’s incredibly easy to prepare but looks way more complicated that it actually is. Besides, it would be the perfect end to last week’s menu. Continue reading

Spring menu: zucchini salad and chicken with olives & capers

20 Apr

Spring_Menu_5You know we love cookbooks so the minute we got Eat & Make by Paul Lowe, aka Sweet Paul, we started planning lunches, dinners and slow-paced breakfasts. We really love his approach to food and entertaining: he believes perfection is boring and his philosophy is simple: few ingredients and easy steps. So following his advice we prepared and easy delicious Spring menu that maybe doesn’t look perfect in pictures but was utterly delicious and pretty easy to prepare. Continue reading

Asparagus and potato tart

13 Apr

Asparagus_tart_3Picnic season is almost here! Well, maybe you are lucky enough to live in a warm place, but here we have been sgruggling between sunny but very cold days and November-like weather. Anyway, we hope for the best, so we have our picnic basket prepared and we have been testing new picnic appropriate recipes. As soon as the weather gets any better we will jump to the river promenade and lay out our red picnic blanket! Last year I receivedΒ this book as a birthday present and I knew it was going to be my go-to cookbook when looking for Spring seasonal recipes. This is the first one we tried. And let me tell you, it was a success.

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Old school chocolate mousse

6 Apr

chocolate_mousse_2Hello! We hope you’ve had a wonderful Easter! We are still on mini vacation and we are trying to make the most of it. Besides, on Friday we head to Berlin for The Hive Conference so this week looks pretty good! And nothing better to start the week than an old school chocolate mousse. Well, this chocolate mousse will actually improve any week, month or year. It’s pure pleasure. Creamy happiness. Airy delight. This is a real show stopper and it’s my dessert of choice if I want to make a good impression. If you follow every step you will find that it’s actually very easy to prepare.
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Chicken curry for beginners

30 Mar

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The book of the Hemsley sisters is still going strong in our kitchen. We have tried several recipes (on the blog here and here) and we continue to discover new fantastic flavours and healthy options. This recipe is a simple take on chicken curry. Not at all complicated, very juicy and a tad spicy. You can serve it with cauliflower rice or brown rice. Either way, you will have a nice balanced natural meal.
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The best meatballs in Stockholm

23 Mar

Swedish meatballs_Bakfickan_4We don’t want to be that kind of people who visit a place for the first time and immediately become experts. Nop. That’s not us. But in our very first visit to Stockholm we ate the best meatballs that the city has to offer. We are not exaggerating, we really found the best meatballs. After researching for a while, reading some guides and browsing Twitter (that’s today’s scientific research) we discovered this small place where we realized that IKEA has been fooling us this whole time. Those things you eat when you spend your Saturday buying unnecessary kitchen accessories and cool napkins are not Swedish meatballs.

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