In week 13 I recounted tales of introducing my boyfriend’s family to some of our favourite eateries, and this week it was my parents’ turn to journey up to the big smoke from the Dorset coast. As a little girl I was a huge fan of the Wizard of Oz, even spending my weekends pretending to be Dorothy (and forcing my poor Dad to play all the other characters…!), so I was delighted that we finally experienced the incredible Wicked musical as a belated Mother’s Day gift.
On Saturday I also clicked my ruby slippers three times and transported my parents to the two South London food havens where I feel most at home - Brockley Market and Brixton Village. Their last trip to our little flat had actually coincided with my first ever visit to Brixton Village, where we had enjoyed a superb meal at the Brixton Village Grill. But at that point had no idea that there was another whole hall full of good food across the road in Market Row, so I was desperate to show them the gastronomic wonders we’d previously missed out on!
Day #99 – Adapting Pieminister’s Guru recipe into a spicy beef dhansak curry, packed with protein-rich lentils, chickpeas and spinach
Day #100 – Lightening up my boyfriend’s lunchtime with this cheat’s meaty mini pizza, made using a tortilla wrap
Day #101 – Feeding my sushi obsession with a low-calorie Shwrap from Abokado as part of lunch on the run
Day #103 – A little surprise I organised as part of a visit to the picturesque Welsh village of Crickhowell…the Lib Dem bird gets the Black Mountain Gold artisan chocolate treatment!
Day #104 – As avid Masterchef fans my parents had watched with interest at the Mauritian fare served up by winner Shelina Permalloo, and were therefore very keen to check out the feast on offer by Croydon’s own Miss Masterchef Selina Periampillai at the Yummychooeats supperclub. As ever she didn’t disappoint us, and we were all punch-drunk in love with this rum syllabub served with caramelised grilled pineapple at the end of the evening.
I tried to capture this snapshot in her trademark close-up style, but she surprised me yet again…check out her version of the same plate here…!
Day #105 – Brightly shimmering fresh fish for sale in Brixton Village's Market Row
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