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Ace Biscuit & Barbecue

Y’all.  I just had the best breakfast ever. Not kidding.  And I LOVE breakfast so that’s saying something. Back when we first moved to Virginia, I was busy scoping out places to try in Charlottesville and stumbled across Ace Biscuit and Barbecue.  I think it might have been on one of those “Best of” lists,… Continue reading Ace Biscuit & Barbecue

Weekly Watson

Weekly Watson: Sour Chicken and Tarragon Stew

Oh Watson, I’m not sure where your ‘location’ malarkey is coming from.  First there were the ‘Persian’ Avocado Patties and then we had last week’s ‘Jamaican’ pasta offering.  Now you’re telling me I’m cooking ‘Nashville’ Tarragon Chicken??  There is nothing in this dish that remotely makes me think of Nashville! After last week’s strangely yummy pasta both… Continue reading Weekly Watson: Sour Chicken and Tarragon Stew

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Weekly Watson: Creamy Veggie Pasta

N and I have persevered with the Weekly Watson format after last week’s weird Warm Avocado Veggie Patties.  This week’s offering?  Well, Watson called it Jamaican Red Bell Pepper Zucchini Eggplant Fettuccine.  Another mouthful!  I like to call this one Creamy Veggie Pasta.  Notice I took out the Jamaican bit?  Well that’s because I have… Continue reading Weekly Watson: Creamy Veggie Pasta

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Weekly Watson: Warm Avocado Veg Patties

‘Well, we’re going to hell for boiling an avocado.’ That was N’s response to the first ever Weekly Watson… and I have to admit I shared his sentiment.  Strange instructions (but decent ingredients) made for a weird recipe.  But, in the name of… er… science (??) we persevered and made this week’s recipe ‘Warm Avocado Veg… Continue reading Weekly Watson: Warm Avocado Veg Patties

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New Feature – The Weekly Watson

Starting next week I’ll be doing a new feature called ‘The Weekly Watson.’ Who’s Watson? What the hell is this? Let me start by saying you have Dan Pashman’s food podcast The Sporkful to blame/applaud for this (let’s be honest, it’s all about whether I die from food poisoning or not).  This week’s episode is… Continue reading New Feature – The Weekly Watson

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Steph eats at… DF/Mexico

In an effort to shake things up, H, K, P and I decided we needed something a bit different for dinner–eschewing the normal curries and pub grub, I suggested a new pop-up place called DF/Mexico. DF/Mexico is run by the same people who are behind the genius Wahaca (which N and I are massive fans… Continue reading Steph eats at… DF/Mexico

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Anniversary Night Out

So last Thursday was our 5th wedding anniversary and we decided to make a night of it.  And what a night it was!  London has so many amazing things on offer–places to eat, things to do and shows to see. For dinner, which was N’s choice, we went Spanish and headed for Brindisa in Soho.… Continue reading Anniversary Night Out