A few days ago I sat down and wrote out a rather lengthy ‘comeback’ blog post for you all to read. I intended to post it explaining why I hadn’t been blogging recently, what I had learnt during my break and what I was planning on posting in the future months. I felt like I had to explain my absence to you all, but then just as I was about to hit publish it suddenly occurred to me that the world probably didn’t care about why I hadn’t been blogging. I mean to be honest, the world probably didn’t even really notice. So I thought to myself, what would people like to read about instead of my life story… and there was only one answer. Chorizo.
Ever since visiting The Savoy for an amazing afternoon tea a few years ago, I have always been keen to go back and try some of the other dishes the grandest hotel in London has to offer. With Bookatable running a special deal for 3 courses and a glass of champagne at a set price (Star Deals), it seemed like the perfect opportunity to give the famous Kaspar’s Seafood Bar and Grill a try. After studying the menu for days before our reservation I think it’s fair to say that both my girlfriend and I were extremely excited about visiting, and let me tell you, we were pretty impressed!
It scares me how quickly time passes. I vividly remember being sat at my laptop around about a year ago writing up my blog post for my Roasted Pumpkin Pasta recipe. The reason I remember this particular post so well, other than it being one of my favourite recipes, is because I remember speaking about my undying love for Autumn. Unlike most others who hate this transition from the long, warm Summer evenings into rainy, cold Autumn nights… I love it!
As mentioned previously in one of my first ever recipe posts (Greek Lamb), I am a massive fan of Greek food. Growing up Greece was a popular choice for many of our annual family holidays. Zante or Zakynthos, whichever you prefer to call it, was my first Greek holiday, and one of my fondest memories of this little island was most definitely the local cuisine. We stayed in a fairly quiet village on the North-East of the island called Alikanas, and it is here where I tried my first ever Kleftiko. Well, it is here that I actually tried all my favourite Greek dishes for the first time. Souvlaki, Stifado, Moussaka, Afelia, I could keep going here but I think you probably get the point, I really REALLY love Greek food!
Brunch without a shadow of doubt has to be one of my most favourite things about the weekend. Actually no, not just the weekend but one of my most favourite things about life in general. If I were to get up at 6am on a Tuesday morning and cook myself a steak for breakfast then I would most definitely be judged. People would think I was crazy, maybe a pig even. Not that I’m overly bothered about peoples opinions on my eating habits, but I guess eating steak at 6am isn’t exactly “normal”. Fast forward to the weekend and add 5 hours on to that clock and eating a steak in the morning becomes perfectly acceptable. Brunch is never a judgemental occasion which is why I absolutely love it!