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A Summer Picnic with Lactofree #sayyestosummer

A Summer Picnic with Lactofree #sayyestosummer

In the third and final instalment of my summer project with Lactofree, I was challenged to make a lactose free park bench picnic. Sadly, the weather wasn’t playing along, so any ideas I had of hosting a sunny park picnic fell through and met a soggy end instead. In the end, I had a little backyard picnic between rain showers – about as British as it gets! Summer might be coming to an end but I plan on making the […]

September 2, 2014 × 0 comments

Food

Lactofree Summer Smoothies

Lactofree Summer Smoothies

For the second instalment of my summer challenge with Lactofree (see my Lactofree Strawberry & Cream Cheesecake here), I was asked to come up with some fruity smoothie ideas. During the week, I’m not a huge breakfast person and I find making a fresh smoothie is the quickest and easiest way to kick the day off with the right ingredients! Smoothies are usually considered very healthy, but the ones available to buy in the supermarket are often packed with sugars […]

July 30, 2014 × 0 comments

Food

Recipe: Lactofree Strawberry & Cream Cheesecake

Recipe: Lactofree Strawberry & Cream Cheesecake

Since starting Fashercise, I’ve been very committed to eating healthier, and one of the main changes I’ve made is cutting lactose from my diet whenever possible. A few years ago, I was diagnosed as lactose intolerant, but never really did much about it – it didn’t make me feel great, but not really sick either. However, I noticed that cutting down drastically has made me feel so much better, so when the lovely folks at Lactofree approached me to work with them on […]

June 27, 2014 × 0 comments

Fashion, Food, London

Afternoon Tea at Aqua Shard

Afternoon Tea at Aqua Shard

I love The Shard. I love afternoon tea. Throw those two together and you get the perfect London afternoon… Since opening last year, Aqua Shard has become a firm favourite of mine, so I obviously couldn’t wait to check out the afternoon tea when it launched a while back. For such a contemporary building and restaurant, the afternoon tea is quite traditional, with a focus on real quality rather than a gimmicky themed offering you seem to find everywhere these […]

April 24, 2014 × 3 comments

Food

Recipe: Creamy Mushroom Brioche

Recipe: Creamy Mushroom Brioche

Oh brioche, you sweet, soft, beautiful, naughty thing. Fluffy like freshly baked bread, sweet like cake – the brioche can be used in so many different ways. It’s really an amazing food to experiment with in the kitchen: from French toast to bread and butter pudding to the perfect bread for grilled cheese. So, the other day I bought a loaf on a whim. Over the next few days, I ate some of it just plain (delicious), some toast with […]

November 22, 2013 × 3 comments

Food, London

JW Steakhouse #Steaksecret

JW Steakhouse #Steaksecret

On a chilly Wednesday night sometime in October, I was kidnapped. Put into a car, given a set of instructions and dropped off at the back entrance of what seemed like a hotel or restaurant somewhere in London. It isn’t the usual start to a dinner, to say the least. But then me and my fellow kidnappees (that’s a word, right?) were greeted with a cocktail and a warm welcome, escorted through the enormous kitchen area and led through to […]

November 7, 2013 × 2 comments

Food, London

Restaurant Review: Hutong Shard

Restaurant Review: Hutong Shard

A couple of weeks ago, I finally managed to get myself a table at Hutong Shard, the Northern Chinese counterpart of Aqua Shard, which is situated two floors lower in the iconic London landmark. When I reviewed Aqua Shard a few months ago, I was so in awe and wrote such a glowing review certain friends and family members even asked me whether I had been paid to write that review – I can assure you I was not, I […]

September 30, 2013 × 0 comments

Food

Roast Tomato and Courgette Quinoa Bake

Roast Tomato and Courgette Quinoa Bake

Can we talk about quinoa for a minute? Quinoa is still a pretty new ingredient for me, and I’m obsessed. Growing up in Belgium, this supergrain wasn’t something I’d ever heard of, let alone cooked with. Over the past couple of years I’ve slowly been discovering it (alongside things like sweet potato, bulgar wheat, etc…) and finding different ways to use it into dishes. Quinoa is so versatile and full of protein, it makes a great alternative to other grains […]

August 6, 2013 × 0 comments

Events, Food

Henley Royal Regatta with Mahiki Coconut

Henley Royal Regatta with Mahiki Coconut

In my decade in the UK, I’ve never actually experience a traditional boat race, so when Mahiki Coconut Liqueur invited me to go to the Henley Royal Regatta, I of course jumped at the opportunity. London nightclub Mahiki sets up camp for the week at the Regatta every year and myself and a couple of other journalists were given the VIP treatment on a sunsoaked afternoon, with a cocktail masterclass learning to make Mahiki’s trademark cocktails, nibbles, celebspotting and dancing. Fun to say […]

July 9, 2013 × 0 comments

Food, London

Restaurant Review: Aqua Shard, London

Restaurant Review: Aqua Shard, London

Last night I had the immense pleasure of dining at the brand new Aqua Shard, set to open to the public next week. It was – without exaggeration – one of the best things I’ve experienced in London since I moved here a decade ago. See, I have this weird fascination with The Shard. For the past couple of years, I’ve been looking at it from my street every single day. During the construction, I initially thought it was a […]

June 27, 2013 × 3 comments

Events, Food

#BadoitExpress Pop Up Picnic Restaurant

#BadoitExpress Pop Up Picnic Restaurant

Organising a picnic in London in summer doesn’t come without risk. For a minute there, I thought it would rain all over the world’s first pop up picnic restaurant hosted by sparkling water brand Badoit, but the weather gods were kind and spared us from a soggy meal – and what a meal it was. Following the success of last year’s Badoit Express in Paris – where Michelin starred chef Thierry Marx turned a commuter train into a free fine […]

June 21, 2013 × 0 comments

Food, London

7 Things I Learned at Ping’s Pizza Masterclass

7 Things I Learned at Ping’s Pizza Masterclass

7 THINGS I LEARNED AT PING’S PIZZA MASTERCLASS 1: Pizza dough is no laughing matter – it’s a science. An exact science. 2: Consequently, Ping’s chef Bruno is a basically a scientist – probably a mad scientist. For months, he has worked on creating the perfect recipe for dough in his science lab his kitchen, and it’s amazing. I’ll never look at pizza the same way. 3: Ping’s Pizza is some of the best you’ll ever have. Seriously. 4: Making […]

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June 11, 2013 × 3 comments