Saturday, March 28

Sustainable Food at T.E.D

T.E.D. which stands for Think Eat Drink prides itself in serving food that has been sustainably sourced and prepared.  Not that you’d notice this if you were a walk-in guest, as they don’t flaunt this little piece of information anywhere in their restaurant. According to their website, they also salvaged a lot of used material in order to furnish the place. Successfully, I might add as it looks very cheerful and makes for a delightful place to spend a Saturday night with friends.

Sustainable Food at T.E.D

Thursday, March 26

Somalian Food at The Village


I'm eating around the world without leaving London and this week I tried Somalian Food at The Village in Hammersmith. Having covered quite a bit of African cuisines for this blog series, I wasn't sure what to expect when I stepped inside this basement eatery.

There was no one at the till which was located at ground level as you come in, but I heard the sound of cheery voices and laughter coming from downstairs. I ventured down the stairs, where I was welcomed by a friendly woman. Ignoring the stares from the other punters, I picked a table. I felt I stood out a little bit as it was clearly a place where Somalian Londoners get together on a Friday Night. Not that it looked all that cosy and inviting, to me.

When my friend arrived we studied the menu and decided to order a portion of sambuus to still our initial hunger pangs. They were Somali style veggie samosas which were a little bit spicy and came with what looked like a Thai chili sauce.

Monday, March 23

Porridge Cafe in London




Yesterday I went to the Porridge Cafe in London, one of the latest pop-ups that seem to be springing up in the capital these days. I do like a warm bowl of porridge. No, actually, that's a lie. I love porridge. I have it everyday, even in the height of summer I still start my day with a bowl of Quaker oats. So when I saw tweets about the Porridge Cafe popping up in my Twitter stream, I was like: Hell yeah.

Saturday, March 21

Climbing Dunn's Falls


One of the top things to do in Ocho Rios is climbing the Dunn's Falls. So when my Carnival cruise made a stop in Jamaica last month, my friends and I decided to give that a whirl. I've seen quite a few waterfalls in my life time, but I'd never actually climbed one.

We decided not to book one of the exorbitantly priced excursions that Carnival offered, and to just wing it. We disembarked and made our way to the taxi rank at the dock where after a little bit of haggling, we were swiftly driven to the falls.

Climbing Dunns Falls