I'd never considered pulled pork at breakfast time, and was dubious when I saw it paired with eggs Benedict on the menu at Translate cafe in Shoreditch. None the less, when my order came I was ravenous and tucked in heartily. The pulled pork was sticky, sweet and thick and chunky and there was a lot of it, which put a dent in my hunger fast. Coming on Foccacia, instead of the traditional muffin, giving a nice texture and faint crunch, this is a mammoth brunch - I only managed half of mine.
The staff are really helpful and polite, and when a large party's order set ours back by about an hour, we were given free coffees and a chocolate and almond croissant to quiet our rumbling stomachs. The eggs Florentine and eggs Benedict are both £8.00.
I love Autumn. The changing weather signals a change in the pace of life. For me, that means more nights in reading under a blanket and spending a lot of time in the library, as this September I begin my masters degree. To use up so much brain energy, I'm going to need some good fuel from my breakfasts.
The first of a series of Autumn recipes, these sweet and sticky sausages are perfect, hearty comfort food. What's more, they're simple to make and easily reheat-able, so on those chilly, early Autumn mornings you can just pop them in the oven for 10 minutes for a fuss-free breakfast fit for a king (or queen).
250g of chipolatas
One teaspoon of English mustard
One tablespoon of Dijon mustard
Half a teaspoon of paprika
5 tablespoons of maple syrup
A pinch of salt
1) Pre-heat your oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
2) Put your chipolatas in a large bowl.
3) In a smaller bowl mix your mustards, paprika, maple syrup and salt until you have a thick, sticky glaze.
4) Smoother your sausages in the glaze.
5) Line a baking tray with grease proof paper and put your sausages into the tray. Pour over your extra glaze.
6) Cook in the oven for 20-25 minutes, until the sausages are deep brown and the sticky glaze is dark and thick. Then serve!
Hats are potentially one of the most exciting pieces of clothing and, in my mind, maybe one of the most exciting things generally. Some might say that I need to get out more, but these people have lost their sense of child-like wonder. The best thing about hats it that, like sunglasses, they are fun and cheap ones look just as good as ones that cost a lot of $$$.
I'm a sucker for a fedora. I don't care that they are mocked; the fedora is a noble style and a wide brim really suits me. However this winter I will be expanding my collection and investing in a bobble hat. Last summer was all about the small, thin little beanie, in a minimal black or grey. This year it's all about a thick, chunky knit beanie with a huge fluffy pom pom. I think it would looks great in grey, but since I wear a lot of black and greys already I am going to go for a navy blue and red style like the last picture. This way people will be able to see me coming, and I'll be easily found if I get lost in crowd, which I frequently do (it's a short person thing).