Veg-tastic dinner: Risotto verde

Veg-tastic dinner: Risotto verde There’s a cheap and cheerful Italian restaurant chain near my work and every time I’m there, I order the same dish time and time again, and it’s not pizza or pasta! Instead, it’s their light, creamy and packed with lots of vegetables risotto verde. Last weekend, I decided to try and … Continue reading

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A special night out at the Gherkin’s 40|30 restaurant and bar

30 St Mary Axe A couple of times a year, the bigmonster and I treat ourselves to a special night out and try to find somewhere neither of us has been to before. Last Thursday, that special place was 30 St Mary Axe, more commonly and better known by its nickname, The Gherkin. Without doubt, … Continue reading

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Friday is for fish: monkfish bomba

Scanning for new Ideas My great uncle used to be the Harbour Master at Padstow, so I have happy memories of holidaying there as a child, eating ice cream and trying to catch crabs on fishing lines at the harbor. It’s also where I remember wanting desperately to sneak into the local cinema, which was … Continue reading

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Knickerbocker glory at the Summerhouse (Union Canal)

No reason why one can’t enjoy the sunshine on a work day. My colleagues and I decided it was too nice to spend the day cooped up in the London office so we decided to have an impromptu team lunch and headed to The Summerhouse restaurant on Union Canal. It’s a short 10 minute walk … Continue reading

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