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fur coat and no knickers

loves lace and life across the pond

The other evening we ventured over to the east end of town for a meal at Innocent’s 5 for 5 Pop Up Cafe. The menu at the Shoreditch cafe changed daily to create the tastiest, most seasonal vegetarian dishes possible. The cost was only a fiver a head and the event was BYOB, so we were sure to bring a bottle of red along. Each meal included two dishes of your choice, with a delicious selection of vegetarian starters, mains, and puddings. I devoured the root vegetable bhaji with grilled paneer and sag dahl for my main and I finished with the spiced autumnal fruit sorbet. Both blew me away with their deliciously wholesome goodness. Hopefully Innocent sets up another cafe for us to enjoy very soon.
http://5for5cafe.innocentdrinks.co.uk/

The other evening we ventured over to the east end of town for a meal at Innocent’s 5 for 5 Pop Up Cafe. The menu at the Shoreditch cafe changed daily to create the tastiest, most seasonal vegetarian dishes possible. The cost was only a fiver a head and the event was BYOB, so we were sure to bring a bottle of red along. Each meal included two dishes of your choice, with a delicious selection of vegetarian starters, mains, and puddings. I devoured the root vegetable bhaji with grilled paneer and sag dahl for my main and I finished with the spiced autumnal fruit sorbet. Both blew me away with their deliciously wholesome goodness. Hopefully Innocent sets up another cafe for us to enjoy very soon.

http://5for5cafe.innocentdrinks.co.uk/

Little Bits from the Brits // Some British things I have recently become a fan of

  1. Pub Culture - the social aspect of it all [it’s not always just about getting pissed]
  2. "Bits" - used similarly as when American use the word “things” 
  3. Charity Shops - basically Thrift Stores in the US
  4. Takeout - Tom Yum soup or a spicy curry? 
  5. Gherkins - pickles
  6. Sunday Roasts - even though I usually can’t eat any of it
  7. "You alright?" - use it as a greeting, not out of concern
  8. The English Countryside - every time I visit it feels like I am on holiday…
  9. Tea - not just once, but 3 times a day either English breakfast/black licorice
  10. Using “x” - always sign with an “x” (similar to xoxo)
  11. Getting a Chinese - YES it’s made with MSG here and YES it’s oh so good
  12. Marmite - old news, really
  13. Dining Late - who eats dinner at 6:00 these days anyway?
  14. Rain - wellies, raincoats, I love it all [as long as i’m prepared, of course]
Oyster Sundays // We have now made it a tradition to visit the Macmanus Oyster Bar every lazy Sunday Afternoon at Spitalfields Market. They are absolute perfection with lemon, vinegar, and a shot of tabasco [yes, they do have tabasco sauce here, folks].

Oyster Sundays // We have now made it a tradition to visit the Macmanus Oyster Bar every lazy Sunday Afternoon at Spitalfields Market. They are absolute perfection with lemon, vinegar, and a shot of tabasco [yes, they do have tabasco sauce here, folks].

I have now officially cooked my first full English breakfast [for my Englishman, of course]

I have now officially cooked my first full English breakfast [for my Englishman, of course]

Borough Market Wines

Borough Market Wines

Last day at the office.

Last day at the office.

My celebrity look-alike [according to Londoners]
Soplie Ellis Bextor // British Popstar

My celebrity look-alike [according to Londoners]

Soplie Ellis Bextor // British Popstar

The Duke of Hamilton Pub in Hampstead is set to close at the end of the summer to be made into luxury flats. Lets save the Duke and English/Pub Culture!

A celebratory meal for the englishman on the perfect summers day at our local favourtie, The Old White Bear. 

A celebratory meal for the englishman on the perfect summers day at our local favourtie, The Old White Bear. 

And none were Freed.

And none were Freed.

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