VERY FRESH NOODLES

THROWBACK… Looking through my photos, I came across the photograph I took of my noodles I had in Chelsea Market in New York City. Just looking at the photo, I could taste it. I got a the vegan Mock Duck dish served with a vegetable broth. It was delicious, but I couldn’t finish it which…

FAILED BAKEWELL

FAIL ALERT… I found a recipe for a raspberry bakewell the other day, made with coconut oil and no eggs, making it dairy free. I made such an effort to bake this as I went out especially for the raspberries and the ground almonds. However, it was simply not meant to be. It was in…

MAKING COOKIE DOUGH

So, I am now back home to the English country side. I had an amazing time in New York and will be back soon. However, I was ready to come home back to the peace and quiet. Since I’ve been back, I’ve been wanting to bake lots and lots. One thing I’ve really wanted to…

BUNS BAR

This week I have seriously indulged. It was fantastic, but the diet starts tomorrow! One indulgent discovery was a milkshake at somewhere called Buns Bar in Chelsea. I will certainly go back, as I also saw their burgers and fries (what the Americans call Chips) and they looked delicious! Now when I say milkshake, I…

DYLAN’S CANDY BAR

This past week, I have had some friends to stay with me. Boy am I tiered walking around. We have crammed a lot in over the past couple of days. A particular highlight for me was visiting Dylan’s Candy Bar. Normally when I visit the store, I just look around the sweets, but this time,…

DOMINIQUE ANSEL BAKERY

On Thursday, I had planned to go to Dominique Ansel Bakery in Soho. Apparently the bakery is famous for something called the Cronut, which is effectively a croissant in the shape of a donut with different flavoured icing on top. However that wasn’t the reason I wanted to go. (Good job too, as they sell…

FIRST DŌ EXPERIENCE

Today was an experience. So I ventured to Greenwich Village, determined to find DŌ which is a cookie dough confectionary shop. I was told It has only been open a month  and it’s already gone viral. Upon arrival, there was sign on the door saying that the queue for the shop was on the other…

CHOCOLATE BY THE BALD MAN

I visited Max Brenner’s chocolate shop/ restaurant on Union Square today. I will definitely need to go back to try out the restaurant but today I had a look around the shop. There were all sorts of delicious treats and there were two buckets full of melted milk chocolate and white chocolate which I would…

THE BEST COOKIES IN NYC!!

I feel like most of my blog posts have been about food and mainly cookies. However, I’ve come across many glorious photos people have posted of what seems to be a mountainous cookie, and they all seem to be from the same bakery, Levain Bakery. Located on 74th and 10th, when I approached the bakery,…

INSOMNIA COOKIES

So, I found out that this company called Insomnia Cookies started near NYU where they would deliver cookies right into the night for students studying or perhaps just getting back from a night out. They’ve since expanded and they had a small bakery just down the road from the apartment on 82nd and 2nd. They…

MAGNOLIA BAKERY

On my first evening, not only did I go to the cinema and see what monster size is over here…  I was also introduced to Magnolia Bakery. I didn’t get to take any photos inside the shop as I was a little too excited at the prospect of eating cake. We did however get a…