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eggs benedict on roasted brown mushrooms

eggs benedict on roasted brown mushrooms spinach and prosciutto

a classic eggs benedict on roasted brown mushrooms

eggs benedict on roasted brown mushrooms wilted spinach prosciutto

A perfect eggs Benedict is one of my all time favourite breakfast treats and one that I generally order when I feel like indulging. It can be a little tricky to make, involving whipping up a dreaded emulsion, but well worth it if you are making it for a few people. In this version I have replaced the English muffin with roasted brown mushrooms, and I’ve layered it with wilted spinach and prosciutto. Finishing it off with an unctuous hollandaise sauce with chives.

By coincidence and totally unintentionally the recipe also becomes a perfect low carb high fat breakfast option, and ideal if you are banting.

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eat london

London

London

So back in early September the PR Company for the BBC Lifestyle sent me an invitation to enter a blog competition. I got a box of ingredients, a recipe, and instructions to complete it all in four days. The prize was a trip to London and to eat at Bill Grangers restaurant Granger & co in Nottinghill. I did not hesitate for a second.

The recipe I needed to make was Bill’s Lime and Coconut Delicious – enough motivation on its own. I went to town and spread the message about Bills new TV series ‘Bills Kitchen: Notting Hill’ as far and wide as I could, and a week or so later I heard that I won.

Bill Granger's lime and coconut delicious

Since I have never won anything on this scale I was thrilled beyond speech. I had also not been to London in four years and was feeling worn out after years of hard work with few breaks and certainly no proper holiday. I needed a change of scenery.

My trip to London was too short, but I added on a few extra days to visit friends and generally spend some time in a city I love and used to live in. I also turned it into an opportunity to write about a few hotels and restaurants, and generally immerse myself in all things food while I was there. I really packed it in.

I wrote about my stunning stay at the Great Northern Hotel on Kings Cross Station and my night of luxury at the Halkin. I even squeezed in a rushed trip to Warwickshire and spent a night at the gorgeous Fuzzy Duck Pub near Stratford upon Avon.

RESTAURANT HIGHLIGHTS

I ate as much as I could for such a short stay and these are my restaurant highlights from my trip: (in the order that they were experienced) Continue Reading →

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borough market london

Borough Market London

Borough Market London

Borough Market London

Borough Market London

Borough Market is London’s most famous food market and a must-visit spot for any food-loving person visiting the city. Its always hard to walk around and see all the amazing produce and chat to the vendors and leave empty handed. All I wanted to do was fill a few baskets and get busy in a kitchen. I also wanted to do a load of eating. Alas, window shopping and some shooting had to suffice on my short trip to London two weeks ago. Here are my pictures taken on a rainy Friday afternoon at this heavenly place. Continue Reading →

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great northern hotel london

Great Northern Hotel London

Great Northern Hotel London

Great Northern Hotel London

Great Northern Hotel London

Great Northern Hotel London

Great Northern Hotel London

The Great Northern Hotel is not like any other hotel. Aside from being one of the finest luxury boutique hotels in London, it has an extraordinary location. It literally sits within the Western concourse of Kings Cross station, metres away from St Pancras International, and above the intersection of six London underground lines. It simply does not get more convenient than that. Continue Reading →

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