A look back in time: thebigfatnoodle spring clean

Nothing beats a good spring cleaning It was long overdue but it really needed to be done, and what better way to make sure I stayed off my broken foot then to finally finish the blog clean up I started a few weeks ago. It’s taken me almost a month to do so, not just … Continue reading

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For her Majesty… thebigfatnoodle’s Diamond Jubilee cake for the Queen

The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee As I sit here typing, I’m watching the Queen’s floating pageant take place on our TV. The 1,000 ships that are taking part in the flotilla will actually end up right outside our flat in London at the end of the day. Unfortunately, we no longer live there so we are … Continue reading

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Getting my mojo back, the Chelsea Flower Show and banana cupcakes

It is what it is Arrrrrrrrrrggghh! All my best intentions flew out the window after my last post almost 3 weeks ago… I’ve always said April/May has never been kind to me and but this year has really been taking the mick… My husband has been really ill, and during that time, I’ve lost a … Continue reading

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Savoury Jellies: Crab salad served in a pea shoot and tomato jelly

Jelly making with a savoury twist Some of you may remember that last year, my husband and I visited London’s famous ‘Gherkin’ building to have dinner at Searcy’s restaurant on the top floor. The most memorial part of that night out, apart from the architecture, turned out to be the amuse bouche that we were … Continue reading

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What’s better than a baked butternut squash? One that’s smothered in raclette cheese…

Hola y adiós! I’m flying off to Barcelona today for a few days for work. In all honesty, I’ve been a bundle of nerves these last few weeks getting ready for this conference, and while it’s like my umpteenth time working there, the stress never gets easier. If anything, it gets worse! I’ve barely seen … Continue reading

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A lime and ponzu dressed salmon carpaccio

Valentine’s Day – celebrate it because you want to and not because the calendar tells you to… Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day, which I and many others I know cynically call Hallmark Day. I personally don’t believe that we need a special day to celebrate love when we should be celebrating it every moment of every … Continue reading

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A trip to Little Venice, some photos and a drink + recipe: a honey rum stinger

Little Venice – the one in Maida Vale, London I have taken to going for a brisk 30-40 min walk every day during my lunch break. In the past, I’ve always eaten lunch at my desk, preferring to work through the lunch hour in the hope that I would be able to leave work on … Continue reading

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Man tou (chinese white bread) – steamed or fried – you pick :)

Man tou buns (chinese steamed white bread) Something you definitely cannot find in the UK, even in some of the best Chinese restaurants, is man tou – a Chinese white bread which is steamed instead of baked. Of course you can find ready made ones in the freezer cabinets in Chinese shops but it’s just … 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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Nothing beats home-grown. Anyone have any apple-based recipe ideas to share?

Even though I love living in the country, there are some days, like today, when the long commute in and out of London wears me down. That was until I finally got home and was reminded of  this  … a food parcel from my brother-in-law which he brought over on Sunday. None of my husband’s … Continue reading

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