Archive for March, 2012

Roasted Pheasant and Parsnips

March 18, 2012

Roasted pheasant with parsnips

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Ingredients
1 pheasant plucked (unless you want to do it yourself!)
5 parsnips
10 chanteray carrots
1 red onion
Olive oil
Thyme

Wack the oven on to 200C.
Place the pheasant in the middle of a shallow baking tray.
Wash, peel and slice the parsnips length ways. Add to tray.
Wash carrots. Add to tray.
Peel and roughly chop the red onion into quarters. Add to tray.
Generously drizzle all ingredients in olive oil. Sprinkle with thyme.
Massage the pheasant and vegetables with olive oil and thyme.
Pop in the oven for one hour, basting every 15mins.

Serve and devour!

Around the World with Bearded Kitten

March 18, 2012

Friday was one of the crazier nights I’ve had in london and one of the most fun!!!

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Me at the end of the night!

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Bearded Kitten, one of the most creative and in touch with their inner child event organisers I know, produced their Around the World night with great success!

It all started in the departure lounge…

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Where we changed to the local currency and ended up having a sex and species change!

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We flew to Africa…

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Then saw some amazing samba dancers and band I’m South America…

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Then we lindy hopped over to the usa…

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And gypsy jazzed in the balkans…

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Followed by a crash landing in cyprus, complete with life jackets!

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We then got searched by customs…

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And had to go to baggage reclaim..

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We managed to board the plane again to France…

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And joined the mile high club…

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Overall a fantastic, mad, adventurous night which ended with us in the night bus wearing life jackets!

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Broken Levels Anthropologie Skirt

March 12, 2012

Now I wouldn’t normally go in a shop like this because I know it’s much too expensive for me to actually afford anything I could potentially fall in love with…

However, my mum was with me, we were walking by and decided to pop in…

Anthropologie you have broken my heart.

The first item my gaze fell upon was this gorgeous skirt and I can’t stop thinking about it…but it’s £118!

1920s Charleston

March 9, 2012

I’m currently learning how to dance 1920s charleston! It’s really fun but quite hard because you need to keep your top half straight and then your legs swing about and I tend to get a bit confused and have nearly fallen on my face a few times…

That said, it is really fun to bop along and charleston!

Here are a few vintage 1920s charleston videos for me to aspire to and for you to discover! Enjoy…!

 

 

The American Bar at the Savoy

March 7, 2012

For my dear friend Lou’s 27th we are going to the  famous and glamorous  American Bar at the Savoy Hotel.

Open since 1889, The Savoy’s heyday were the swinging 20s, when cocktails were made for all times of day or night and all moods, from party starters to pick me ups to help-me-im-dying to let’s-do-it-all-again!

Blurb from the website:

THE AMERICAN BAR
This is the oldest surviving cocktail bar in England. It opened in 1893 in the original riverside part of the
hotel, and moved to this spot in 1904. Its devotion to the transatlantic style has attracted generations of stellar visitors from Hollywood to mix with the grand, gracious and notorious of London. New heights of fame were reached in the 1920s and 30s under its most  famous bartender, the irrepressible Harry Craddock, who made the White Lady cocktail famous and compiled The Savoy Cocktail Book, which remains in print to this day.

The American Bar has followed the 20s art deco style and I can’t wait to see it for myself! The Savoy Cocktail Book is legendary and I’m looking forward to sampling a few classics…

Look at these taken from the Menu!

American Bar Tribute Champagne Cocktails
Drinks created or made famous at the American Bar, as well as re-visited classics inspired by the Savoy Cocktail Book.
All at 16.50

Moonwalk
Created by Joe Gilmore to mark the original moon landing in 1969. This drink features in a conversation between NASA HQ and Neil Armstrong, in which Joe  is invited up to the moon to create his cocktail, A champagne cocktail made with Grand  Marnier, grapefruit bitters and orange flower water.


The Royal Tribute
Created to commemorate the Royal wedding of Prince William of Wales to Catherine Middleton, this champagne cocktail follows a long-standing tradition of  creating drinks for special Royal occasions at the
American Bar. This most festive champagne and  Bombay Sapphire gin concoction, combines fresh winey notes with the subtle sweetness of cherries and  Chartreuse.


The Restoration Celebration
A glamorous gin-based champagne cocktail, which brings together the fruity flavour of cherries, cinnamon sugar, lemon and pineapple juice, all topped up with Louis Roederer Premier Cru champagne.

YUM!!!!

This lovely man describing the American Bar has got me all excited!!! Can’t wait for Saturday night!

http://www.londonvideoreviews.co.uk/savoy/savoyamerican.html

The chocolate lovers wine

March 4, 2012

If you are a) a chocoholic and b) looking for a delicious dessert wine, look no further than Chocolate Shop, the Chocolate Lovers Wine.

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The bouquet smells of sweet dark cherries and cacao…

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The wine itself is a luxurious deep ruby red…a belle robe!

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Perfect to partner with ice cream, a sliver of decadent chocolate cake or in my case, incredibly dark peruvian and ghanian chocolate!!

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Available at the Cooperative.