Some honest musings on the Wine Society Claret. My thanks to Will for the wonderful opportunity to be a member of the Wine Society. It's amazing. He is currently (Sept 2016) kayaking from Grenada to Miami with George. Please donate to the Get Exploring Trust here. The charity details can be found here. Great stuff guys.
So I've started this Great Eats series after leaving Durham but seeing as I spent three years there I feel I can report back on what's a good place to eat out at, and what is not.
9 Altars is located right on the river in the centre of town. I would tend to grab a coffee and one of their brownies and then sit and ponder on a nearby bench. They also do fantastic cakes. They are delish but very big - alright for sharing though!
I had their club sandwich once with Elena and I must say it was fantastic. You should go along and try it.
This picture was taken from their Facebook page but gives an idea of the kind of beast we're talking about!
And here's a map to find it if you want. Address: 19A Silver St, Durham DH1 3RB.
Nice one Durham.
So Elena and I were up in London together the other week and we decided that we should try and go have an exotic breakfast. Elena had heard about the restaurant in the Walkie Talkie building. Our original plan had been to go for supper there but in the end we couldn't get a booking.
But there were spaces for the breakfast times. At 07:30. I know. Early. Still, we went for it.
After nipping through security, you jump in a lift all the way to the top where you are greeted by this amazing view. There's a bar area in the middle where you can grab your breaky. We got a couple of croissants and some coffee (needed it at that time of the morning!).
There was a cheeky yoga class going on at the top (about where the photo is taken from) and so we kind of avoided that.
The prices were very reasonable given you're sitting at the top of a monster building with a mega view. You could easily spend the same in Costa at ground level without the view.
We thoroughly recommend it!
So I saw a video called "Molten Cookie in a Cup" on the Food Bible Facebook page. It's actually from a site called Naughty Fork. The picture they posted showed a browned top of the cookie, yet they say that they microwaved it....but microwaves don't brown stuff...so we're not sure how that happened. Anyhow, this is my student version of it. Tastes great, doesn't brown.
Give it a shot.
This weekend I was home alone in London as I went to catch up with Cora, Rav and Rob. We had a fab evening. Before I went I made this; it was fast, tasty, filling and fun. And actually not too unhealthy I think! Fish is always good! Not going to lie, kind of had another one the following day and can report it's good for hangovers.
Anyway, here’s how you do it!
We thought we would try the Mary Berry's one pot chicken recipe. It's actually really good. Great comfort food and actually pretty cheap to make. Give it a shot!
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