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A taste of Canada with Smashing Tarts 

It’s early Saturday evening and I’ve found myself in a wee cafe in Glasgow’s southside with about 7 other diners at a pop-up. I’ve never been to a pop-up dinner before! This event has been put on by Smashing Tarts, a family business run by a Lisa, a Canadian expat in Glasgow, her two teen vegan foodies, and her husband …

Lunch at MILDREDS (Soho): Homemade Ranch Dressing on the Side

I love Mildreds (45 Lexington Street, Soho). I tried their incredible vegan mushroom and ale pie last year for the first time and I just fell in love with their food. The place seems to be the go-to recommendation for foodies in London and it’s not hard to see why. Today I wandered in off the rain soaked streets of …

Pit stop at YOOBI TEMAKERIA, London

Yoobi Temakeria (38 Lexington Street, Soho) is just round the corner from where I’m staying in Soho, and the effects of my lovely breakfast at Kin had worn off. I was hungry and in need of a snack. 

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Good morning sunshine at KIN CAFÉ, London

I arrived in London at 8am overpacked, still sleepy, and VERY hungry. I’m so used to travelling for work now when it comes to a 3-day business trip where I have only a few hours to myself to explore a city? I have lists. Mostly lists of places to eat. So because I have a few hours to spare before …

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Mesa Verde: Ruminations of a hungry lass in Luxembourg

About a month ago, I went on a whirlwind trip to Luxembourg to rescue  mum and dad’s flat from the Great Catastrophic Flood (as my parents affectionately called it). I lived in that apartment when I was a teenager, and if I’m honest it’s not changed much since. I’m very excited at the prospect of redesigning the sitting room and dad’s office! He’s given me …

Popping my poetry cherry at Govanhill Poetry Splash

Today I went to my very first spoken word gig, and it was AWESOME! I’ll be the first to admit I got into poetry late in the game, possibly as a result of some very dry German love poetry forced upon me at school, but man oh man now I know what I’ve been missing! The fourth annual Govanhill Poetry …

Mildreds (Soho): marvellous mushrooms 

My week in London has been split half-and-half between fun time and work; Friday and Saturday were spent in St Albans celebrating the bday of one of the sweetest girls I know (with a wee jaunt to Ministry of Sound in a stretch Hummer!), and since I arrived back in the city it’s been a melange of site visits and …

MOJO and the musical stylings of a vegan juice bar in Soho (CLOSED)

This morning I happened upon Mojo (8 d’Arblay Street, Soho) a juice bar that serves watermelon juice (my all-time favourite), vegetarian and vegan food, and has cakes and wifi and all things nice. It just so happens to be within steps of where I am staying, which of course appealed to the lazy-gal-in-search-of-a-cup-of-tea in me.. When I arrived first thing …

THE GRAIN STORE (Kings Cross): one happy vegetarian eats a duck egg (CLOSED)

Stepping off the train in London always makes me smile. It brings back memories of coming here with my parents, always in September for one last week of holiday before school started; the city was so strange to this little ol’ Canadian kid, and everything just seemed cooler somehow. My mum and dad bought my back to school gear from …