Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Poached Egg and Smoked Salmon

Had breakfast at my local cafe. The eggs were nice and runny! The salmon was smooth and salty!

Saturday, 12 March 2011


Sun dried tomatoes and brie cheese...
Pastrami and French mustard...
Grilled chicken...
Not this time....

Thursday, 10 March 2011

Gigantic Rose Garden

Here are some photos I took last summer in Regent's Park Rose Garden. This is a fascinating section which is only a stone's throw away from Sherlock Holmes' abode.
Not only is it Europe's biggest rose garden, but it is an amazing backdrop for wedding photos.
I must have jostled with a dozen brides and grooms to find a good spot to photograph.
You could knock me over with a rosebud if you claimed there were only a billion flowers!
Can't wait till Spring when I shall return!
Let's hope it drizzles beforehand so the petals are moist. I find the scorching sun just causes the roses to wilt.
Fingers crossed....

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Sushi Revisited

The yellow sushi is some sort of sweet omelet on a rice bed. The round ones were avocado.
The paste was wasabi. I could eat a bucket of the stuff but then I'd bang my head against the MIR Space station orbitting earth if I did.

Monday, 7 March 2011

Cupcake Display

If only I could have bought them!

Sunday, 6 March 2011

Sushi at Home

A few years ago I bought special serving plates to add elegance to anything purchased from the local sushi chef.

Saturday, 5 March 2011

The American Quarter of London

 Welcome to Marlebone-an uberchic road winding its way towards Oxford Street. On top of that, it's full of Americans chatting away to each other whilst picking up their shopping. Note-shopping not souvenir gathering. That's right, they're not tourists, they're long time residents who have very posh tastes. In other words, Marlebone is like "Fraser" but on the right hand side of the pond.
 Here is local market where you can purchase anything from trinklets to chocolate cupcakes.
 The neighbourhood is so sophisticated that a French Bulldog is the maitre de at a Japanese Tea House. As you can tell, he adheres to a strict dress code.

I originally thought he was a stuffed toy!

 Divertement is a wonderful cookery shop offering food preparation lessons as well as an assortment of utensils.
 The above photo is the Wallace Collection Museum that houses Marie Antoinette's porcelaine and cutlery that the Revolutionaries sold off to the highest bidders after ransacking Versailles. In the centre of the building is a restaurant that serves English High Tea. It's a gem unknown to the tourists a few yards away.
 Somewhere along one of the roads is the address of the fellow who began the Smithsonian Institute. However, I could not remember its location, so I photographed another famous American's residence.
Now this is where the fun begins! Selfridges-a massive department store built by an American in the 1920s who subsequently went bust after  importing a massive chunk of the American dream to London.

 I think his name was Mr Selfridge...just a hunch. After selling his department store at a knock down price, the new owners decided to remain faithful to his vision of an American style department store in the UK.

 Hence, every display has an American theme. I thought of the Happy Whisk when photographing this 40 foot cut out of Wonder Woman!

 Once I made it to the fourth floor, I treated myself to a spud which originated from America but was brought back by the explorer and navigator Sir Walter Raleigh. I'll check that fact up in Wikipedia.

Anyway, have a nice day and thanks for reading.

Thursday, 3 March 2011

Frozen Yoghurt with Melon

Served in a silver bowl too!