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Paris

Highlight of each Paris trip: a visit to La Mere Catherine, an old school, red & white chequered table cloth Parisian restaurant. I have been coming here for over 20 years and the French Onion soup tastes consistently the same.

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Home from home

When you are greeted by the same face at the airport, you know you’re home. We had an awesome taxi driver, Sammy, who stopped en route for us to get some creole bread. Fresh from the clay oven. I arrived just in time for Jounen Kwéyòl (Creole Day) which happens on the last Sunday of October. It’s […]

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viva la coffee!

Found myself at the London Coffee Festival last weekend – and I don’t even drink coffee. But I LOVE the scent, the buzz around it, walking into a Starbucks – I get it! And of course, coffee is extremely photogenic. I also realised that baristas are not shy LOVE their picture taken, play up to […]

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Lisa & India: cupcakes

There is something special about family recipes. Handed down by generations, sometimes in written form and at times, simply memorised. Once upon a time, Lisa learnt to make cupcakes by baking with her mother. And now the tradition is being preserved through India; star baker and self confessed ‘cake monster’. Miss ‘Indie Pops’. The cutest […]

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A bed for the winter

Did you realise the well dressed woman and the trendy young man stood next to you this morning at the station might be homeless? Probably not. Because often, the homeless just blend in with the crowd. Members of our community like you and me, only they don’t have a cosy home to go back to […]

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Bread Ahead!

The other day, Bread Ahead opened their home to the public to celebrate the opening of their Bakery School. There were demonstrations, tastings and a whole lotta dough. Favourite quote of the day goes to Aidan Chapman, who’s been a baker for 28 years:”I still get excited by each freshly baked loaf I pull out […]

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