chistmas lights on South Molten street
Sunday, 13 December 2009
Saturday, 12 December 2009
Monday, 5 October 2009
So, the last couple of weekends have been pretty manic and has kept me from doing my usual favourite things - taking photos, blogging, tweeting etc. But, here I am to remind me and you (whoever you are) of some of the fun I've had so far.
Last weekend was all about Durga puja festivities - lots of fun with friends and family. But, the weekend ended of on a rather special high - thanks to Talvin Singh. A group us went to see him and Niladri Kumar play in Camden; and they were absolutely fantastic. Ever since my uni days, I have been waiting to hear him play live and all I can say - is waiting patiently for ten years certainly paid off big time.
This weekend was another packed one - of going to the films and food. Watched Wake Up Sid!, which was a nice, easy on the eye type of movie, which you could use some of your brain and leave the other half at home ;) As with most of my weekends, this was another foodie one. So, it started with Indian street food at Masala zone, Thai at a cute place called Cool Monkey in Holland Park, brunch in Wimbledon and ended with sumptuous food from Kerala at Rasa on Charlotte's Street in central London - phew - I'm exhausted.
Wednesday, 30 September 2009
Ingredients (serves 8)
- 1 3/4 cups (260g) plain flour
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp bicarbonate of soda
- 2/3 firmly packed cup (150g) dark brown sugar
- 3 large over-ripe bananas
- 2 large eggs, lightly whisked
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 100g unsalted butter, melted, cooled
- Preheat the oven to 175°C. Lightly grease an 11cm x 22cm loaf pan and line base and 2 long sides with a sheet of baking paper, leaving 2cm overhanging.
- Sift flour, cinnamon, baking powder, soda and 1/2 teaspoon salt into a bowl with the brown sugar, then add the nuts.
- In a separate bowl, mash the bananas with a fork or potato masher, then stir in the eggs, vanilla extract and cooled melted butter. Using a rubber spatula or wooden spoon, fold the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until they're just combined - don't overmix.
- Scrape cake batter into prepared pan. Place in the oven and bake for 1 hour or until golden brown and a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean. Cool the loaf in pan 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack to cool. Cut into 8-10 slices - and enjoy with a cup of chai :)
Monday, 7 September 2009
Thursday, 3 September 2009
Where the town of Tankerton meets Whitstable is an area known as Tankerton Slopes. I came across this particular beach house and fell in love with it instantly and couldn't stop looking at it. I think it would have to be one my favourite beach houses.
Monday, 24 August 2009
- People of all shapes and size having fun in the sun
- Five different stages to cater to different tastes
- Discovered a dance group called Akademi who fused kathak dancing with modern dance
- The sun came out in London and
- Good times