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Niven’s Fine Food in Kings Cross

Today is my last day at my current job at a Venture Capital firm based in Kings Cross. There seem to be quite a few people that are not big fans of the Kings Cross area because it’s still known to be a bit dodgy and not very city or classy, but I actually have a bit of a soft spot for Kings Cross in London. I’ve worked in this area twice over the last 5 years and it has changed so much! Especially the area around the regents canal is amazing and there are fantastic markets and restaurants popping up all over the place like Honest Burger, Dishoom and Caravan, which is one of my favourite brunch places.

When it comes to food though, there is one place in Kings Cross that I will miss very much, and that is Niven’s Fine Food. I am a bit of a routine person, and basically getting lunch from Niven’s was my (almost) daily routine for the last 6 months. Not only do they serve incredibly delicious, fresh and healthy food; Niven and the staff have become my friends. So let me show you round this little gem in Kings Cross, based on 157 King’s Cross Road.

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Your path is beautiful and crooked

Hello! It’s that time of the week again, hump day! Well, it’s actually also my last Wednesday at my current job. Adventure is ahead and I am super excited. Sometimes I think about my life + my career and think…it didn’t all quite plan out at all as I had expected it would. I mean I never would have thought that I would live in New Zealand for 8 years, that I wouldn’t finish university, that I’d move to London and that I’d have a blog one day. But you know what…I try not to regret any decisions I’ve made in life, because I think they are all part of your path and your experience. So when I doubt myself and think for example; but I never got my degree – I just remember that “Your path is beautiful and crooked and just as it should be” because it’s made me, well ME!

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White Chocolate and Raspberry Cookies

I made these (incredible) White Chocolate and Raspberry Cookies over Easter and thought I better share the recipe with you all. I stole kindly got the recipe myself from our lovely chalet hosts while skiing in France in March. They were brilliant bakers let me tell you that (you can find another recipe for a GF Carrot Cake by them here)! These White Chocolate and Raspberry Cookies are super easy to make and they are so moreish. Chewy but crunchy at the same time and the mix of the sweet white chocolate and tart raspberries is amazing. I’d never used sweetened condensed milk before in a cookie dough but it works wonders. 

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Easter in the New Forest

Over the recent Easter long weekend I was with my family in the New Forest enjoying the fresh air and countryside. The New Forest is a beautiful National Park in southern England, about 2 hours from London by train or car. It’s a great place for a weekend (or longer) escape. Here are some photos from my Easter in the New Forest. 

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Girls Night Out at Ramusake

One of my favourite restaurants in London is Kurobuta and when I met the chef (and aussie legend of a guy) Scott Hallsworth back in November he told me about his just opened new venture with Piers Adam (the man behind many of London’s nightlife, such as Bodo’s Schloss, Mahiki and Whisky Mist) called Ramusake.  So ever since then, it’s been high on my list to visit. Ramusake is a restaurant / club and is located on the former site of the Old Brompton Club in South Kensington. The bar and dining room is in the basement which means it’s dark and kind of sexy and Shoreditch cool, but very much a relaxing dining which turns into a late night club after dinner service.

They have an extensive Rum & Sake Cocktail list to kick off your night, and the food, oh let’s not forget about the food! Obviously as Scott is the chef behind the restaurant I knew it would be good. The menu is similar to Kurobuta with inventive post-Japanese dishes such as Junk Food Japan, Robata BBQ and sushi. A few weeks ago I went here for a girls night out (Insert; lots of wine, lots of delicious food and plenty of laughs and cocktails!)

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Chorizo, Spinach and Ricotta Frittata

A frittata is very much like a quiche, but without the pastry making it healthier! I love frittatas because; they are super simple to make, you can add almost anything you want (great for using leftovers) and it’s delicious to enjoy as a quick weeknight dinner or a leisurely weekend brunch! I made this Chorizo, Spinach and Ricotta Frittata for my family for Easter while we were enjoying cottage life in the New Forest.

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Gluten Free Carrot Cake with Cinnamon Icing

When I was on skiing holiday in Val D’Isere, we stayed in a fabulous chalet organised via VIP Ski. They provide you with a fully organised and catered holiday which means all you have to focus on is having fun and enjoying your time away with friends. One of the parts that made our holiday so enjoyable was our amazing Chalet hosts Sophie & Andy. They looked after us brilliantly and daily fed us the most amazing food. For example every afternoon after coming back from skiing (or apres-skiing…) we’d have afternoon tea laid out for us to tuck into. And tuck into it we did! One of my favourite treats they made us was a Gluten Free Carrot Cake with Cinnamon Icing. Kind as they were, they allowed me to steal the recipe to share with you all so here it is..

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