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Baraka Restaurant, London EC2

It has to be said that No 1, Unit 4 Finsbury Avenue, Broadgate was not the easiest of places to find. I was completely lost but luckily my friend ‘S’, also lost but less so, had tracked it down and had arrived at Baraka before me, and was therefore able to talk me in from […]

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Upton’s Naturals – Jackfruit

Jackfruit trees Left to its own devices, in ideal tropical growing conditions, a jackfruit tree can grow to a height of some 24m.  It also produces the largest tree fruit in the world, each jackfruit weighing in at an average of five kilos with many of them well over an astonishing 45kilos. Each tree is […]

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Magija Chocolate Dessert Bar

Whilst not liking dense, rich, dark chocolate cakes or desserts I have to confess to really enjoying an after supper chocolate – or two – preferably dark chocolate please. I also have fondness, following a week’s vacation a few years back, for the Baltic state of Lithuania. Magija means magic So, on hearing that there […]

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Northbank, London EC4

I had expected to get lost; London has changed so much since I last worked in the City – skyscrapers and smart buildings replacing familiar old faces. Close to the Millenium Bridge But I knew Paul’s Walk was south of St Paul’s cathedral on the Thames Path and very close to the Millenium Bridge. Partly […]

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The Nutcracker Afternoon Tea

At JW Marriott Grosvenor House

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Niederegger Marzipan

I stopped making a Christmas cake several years back – just too sweet, but I did miss the marzipan topping. Marzipan is my idea of heaven – I love the texture, and the almond flavour – heaven indeed. I have been known to make my own – it’s easy enough. But then Niederegger marzipan came […]