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Little H in Parsons Green

You might remember me loving Hally’s in Parsons Green (review here),  so when I found out late last year that the husband and wife team behind Hally’s were opening a little sister cafe just across the road, I couldn’t wait to check it out. Little H opened their doors in January and it’s a slightly more deli style / pop-in eatery but with the same emphasis on “Californian-inspired food” ranging from breakfast, brunch and freshly made salads served alongside their fresh juices and smoothies.

On Valentines Day I met up at Little H with my friend & fellow blogger Tania (www.joyfelicityjane.com) to catch up with her following her one year adventure in Australia so we could talk life, love, travel, photography, blogging and food; all of our favourite topics basically!

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Petersham Nurseries’ Flourless Orange & Almond Cake

One Sunday afternoon at the end of summer, I spent in the sunshine enjoying tea and cakes at the lovely Petersham Nurseries near Richmond. If you haven’t been to the Petersham Nurseries before, then I definitely recommend a visit. It’s a top rated international garden centre, an oasis away from the bustle of London, and somewhere to find antiques and gifts or just a place to sit, wonder and enjoy delicious food or homemade cakes in their teahouse.

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Three Ingredient Healthy Pancakes!

Did you know that tomorrow is Shrove Tuesday, or also better known as Pancake Day? Pancake Day is the day before Ash Wednesday and the start of Lent. It was traditional to eat pancakes on this day because they contain fat, milk, butter and eggs which were forbidden during Lent. Now, Pancake Day or not – I just love a good pancake so thought I’d treat you to a great little recipe for this today!

But it gets better….because what if I told you that this pancake recipe doesn’t contain much fat or naughty things at all? These pancakes only include three simple ingredients and no flour or oil/butter whatsoever! There are a lot of these banana  & egg style pancake recipes floating around on the internet (I was inspired by this recipe from The Skinny Confidential) and I was sceptical at first too, but wow they are super tasty and filling! So what are you waiting for, check out my three ingredient healthy pancakes recipe below.

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Brunch at M1lk in Balham, London

London is a huge city so because I live in (North) West London, it does mean that I do not always tend to venture too far south of the river. But sometimes you just have to make exceptions, and especially because South London has some amazing cafes & restaurants, this means that as a foodie I can’t ignore these areas! M1lk in Balham is one of those places that had been on my list-to-visit for quite a while so last weekend I made my way down South to catch up with a good friend over brunch in Balham.

When I first arrived at M1lk I wasn’t sure I was at the right spot. I just stood there staring confusingly at my Google Maps saying this was the location, but seeing the Almas signage all over the building – it threw me off. But when I noticed the line outside of hungry people waiting for a table (no reservations for this popular spot means lining up unfortunately) I realised this must be M1lk. Not sure why they have gone for this kind of ‘unfinished’ signage look but hey if it works for them, then who am I to worry about it. Lucky for me, my friend had arrived early and managed to beat the crowds and score us a table inside already by the time I got there.

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Brunch at Brew Putney

I first fell in love with Brew when I used to live in Clapham about 4 years ago. They had a wee little cafe on Northcote Road (which is probably one of the best streets in Clapham for foodies) and because of their delicious brunch menu, it quickly became one of my favourite places to catch up with friends on the weekend.

Started by Australian chef Jason Wells, Brew Café was such a roaring success that they now have four locations, all in South West London; Clapham, Wimbledon, Battersea and most recently Putney. Aside from serving an amazing All-Day Brunch Menu (it’s like a dream come true) which is very Antipodean, they now also are open for what they call ‘brinner’ – a combination of Brunch and Dinner.

During my healthy January I decided one early Saturday morning to meet a friend for a nice long walk along the Thames from Putney to Barnes and back…..

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