Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Smoothie recipe matrix

Spotted this a whileback and rather liked the idea... we do get a bit stuck on our smoothie recipe favourites in the ML household so it's great to have some fresh inspiration.

Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Best cafes: Milk Bar, Soho, London

We're spoilt for choice for Antipodean coffee spots in London, and ML is still trying to slog her way around them. Finally made it to Milk Bar the other day, sister to Flat White. I can confirm it is every bit as cute, artisan and tasty as its sibling.

Milk Bar is open from 8am weekdays and 9.30am weekends.

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Fluffy, fluffy pancakes

This recipe is the current ML favourite for pancakes... a weekend brunch favourite since Mini ML decided they are on her faves list... We have tried them without the sugar and they are equally good - they are just so darned puffy, and interestingly, they are baked rather than pan-fried. They taste great with yoghurt and apple puree.

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Deliciously Ella's tropical smoothie

The Muesli's have a new favourite smoothie, featured a while back in Grazia magazine and created by the blog/cookbook/health phenomenon Ella.

The tropical smoothie is just so darned good and a nice change from our milkier versions, but still filling thanks to the nuts, oats and coconut. Also check out the deliciouslyella website for some other clever healthy breakfast ideas. Her bircher muesli is next on my radar...

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Best cafes: The Fields Beneath, Kentish Town, London

The Fields Beneath is a little gem that the Muesli's have recently discovered for pre and post swim treats. They do delicious coffee, although sadly no decaf, but they make up for it with a homemade chai latte and a mean hot chocolate.

They also do tasty granola yoghurt pots, porridge, croissants and a load of imaginatively filled sandwiches as well as some Mum-made brownies.

Open weekdays from 7am, Saturdays from 7.30am and Sundays from 9am.

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Best cafes: Honey & Co, London W1

This wonderful little cafe in a quiet little pocket of north Soho is a fantastic spot at any time of the day, but the Muesli's only recent made it for breakfast. It was worth the wait.

Owner-cooks-married-couple Sarit Packer and Itamar Srulovich took 12 years to open the cafe and have since produced a wonderful cookbook and won rave reviews. Their dishes reflect generations of family favourites and street food from Jerusalem.

We loved the original menu items with Israeli inspired dishes offering a genuinely fresh menu of breads, egg based dishes, yoghurty things, loaves and a Merguese sausage roll.

Everything we ordered was wonderful - fresh, home-cooked, tasty and satisfying. The feta and potato boreka with tahini and egg satisfied our savoury craving, and the milk bun was filling comfort food, although the highlight was the sensational fig, walnut and orange loaf. It tasted of every component in a sweet but not sickly, moist, wholesome and moreish package. Next time, we'll order two.

Open from 8am weekdays, 9.30am Saturdays

Friday, 10 April 2015

Pear, cream and cinnamon crepe

My Old Dutch was the place to be on Shrove Tuesday... so much so we had to queue for 30 minutes! But this beauty was worth it. A thin and crispy crepe and a generous dollop of squirty cream.