This week’s dish is a little more salad-like, but we aren’t waving the s-word anywhere near it because we would be put off immediately. No, this garlic kale and beans with pine nuts recipe is nothing of the sort. It’s more of a robust main course, got it?
I recently went to take advantage of the opening offer at Mildred’s Dalston venue, their latest branch. With V in tow we happily searched for the restaurant, more than eager to see what we might try this time.
It turned out to be reasonably hard to find from a walking perspective, because it’s tucked round the back of the station in the middle of nowhere. Literally – the view out of the large floor-to-ceiling windows is simply a lot of concrete and a few miserable trees, which is a bit of a shame. It’s not yet clear why they would choose to have such feature windows facing such a dismal view, but perhaps there is redevelopment planned for the area soon.
This week is less of a recipe and more of a demo, as we picked up this Sharaf falafel mix at Vegan Summer Fest Brighton. We tried a sample at their stall and they were delicious, but we wanted to eat some vegan burgers for our lunch so we couldn’t buy the premade ones. We decided instead to pick up a couple of their mixes – this one, for falafels, and a burger mix which we will share soon.
I’m excited to start telling you all about the Lady Luck, because it has rapidly become one of our favourite places to go. Despite the fact that it’s over an hour’s drive away from home, we’ve already been 3 times – and I even took my parents! This is our absolute favourite bar right now, and with a fantastic veggie and vegan menu, there’s nothing not to like.
This week it’s a guest post of sorts – my parents went to visit The Sherlock Holmes, Quimpere, France, and brought back photos as well as their own views on the food. Welcome to a new (and possibly to be continued) segment – based on an interview with my own mother, it’s V’s Verdict!
We don’t usually head out to Ashford, but recently managed to meet my parents there while they were on the way to France. Next to the hotel where they were staying is a conveniently located pub with a rustic atmosphere, The Hop Pickers. The menu is fairly limited, so it’s a good job they had one thing that appealed instantly: a mushroom burger.
The Barn is a pub and restaurant in Tunbridge Wells, and until recently there wasn’t much to speak of on the bar menu (there’s only so many nachos you can eat). But the recent addition of a halloumi burger to the menu meant we absolutely had to go and check out the changes. Here’s what the menu has to say about this item:
This week past, I was living the field life at the British Grand Prix. Silverstone has been my home for five days out of the year for a decade now, as I have been volunteering as a crowd safety (and now track safety) marshal for all of that time. You might think it’s pretty tricky to eat veggie food at a place like that, where all of the food stalls are focused mostly around burgers – but actually, it’s not so bad, and this year there were more choices than ever.
This week we’re off to the British Grand Prix, so with five days of camping ahead, we started eating up all of our fresh food to get rid of it. As a result, there was nothing left to eat for lunch – which meant a trip to a local cafe was in order! The Bakehouse at 124 is relatively new to Tonbridge, but with bread and just about every other component of their food made in-house, they are definitely a special treat.