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A Bit Smarter Eating Out London

The Selkirk Supper Club, Tooting

June 10, 2015

My drinking habits have certainly changed over the years. Back when I was a bright, young thing recently let (legally) loose on the town, my drink of choice was vodka. That blissfully tasteless spirit was well masked by lemonade with a squeeze of lime, or red bull for the nights we were dancing well into the wee hours of the morning. Wine was strictly cheap, white and to be guzzled at BYOs and beer was always a last resort. By the start of my working woman days, I had graduated to ciders in the afternoon, cocktails in the evening, however the wine guzzling at BYOs was still very much a thing.

Now that I’m a fully fledged adult, quit your sniggering, my main alcoholic squeeze is wine. Though I’m not adult enough to ditch the cheap and white completely, I have expanded the range considerably and a glass of wine with my meal is now the norm. And just when I thought my drinking evolution was complete, I recently discovered a fondness for dark beers such as stouts and porters. My 19 year old self did not see this coming. But rest assured, younger me, they haven’t knocked wine off the top spot in my affections, though that love was tested a few times at The Selkirk’s Beer v Wine Supper Club.

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Canada Eating Abroad

Vancouver, BC

November 15, 2013

We arrived in Vancouver late on Saturday night, more than 30 hours later than planned but pretty happy to see some familiar faces as we came out of the skytrain station. My first impression of the city did not really change throughout the 2 days we spent there- it is really nice (and only consisting of apartments and people with dogs… we had to leave through the burbs before we saw a house and a child over 5). But I digress, back to ‘nice’, that dreaded adjective my form two english teacher rebuked us for using because, what does it really tell you…? The city seems laid back, clean, and organised but it was missing something. Our friends who have been living there for just under a year confirmed these sentiments… the city is a good place to live and work but seems to lack its own culture or even a vibe.

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Eating Abroad New Zealand

Full Circle Feast, Ti Kouka

August 24, 2013

Ended up on the dinner table at Ti Kouka’s Full Circle Feast. This was after they had feasted on spent grains from Garage Project Brewery, bi-products from making corn chips (wonder if they get dip?), and other tasty morsels. Then they were let loose to roll around in the mud, or whatever it is pigs do for fun?! I digress, the point is they end up making very tasty pork-anything!

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