Hayman’s ginealogy (yes apparently that’s a real word!) dates back over 150 years, making them the only family of original English gin makers still distilling today. Since 1863 they have been using family techniques and processes handed down through five generations, creating gins by hand in a small English town in North East London. Their recipes use a blend of 10 botanicals, with five types of gin in their collection – London Dry Gin, Old Tom Gin, Family Reserve Gin, Royal Dock Gin and Sloe Gin – all of which mix these botanicals in different measures to achieve various flavours and finishes.
Whether you’re a vegan, a fully fledged carnivore, an active promoter of veganism or someone who can’t stand the concept, there’s no denying that a plant-based way of eating is on the rise. Many people might just have jumped on the bandwagon, or might be doing it because they think it’s the latest trend but I don’t think it’s just a fad – I feel like there’s a genuine shift in societies’ way of thinking and eating.
“Discover the Taste of Impeccable Eggs”
Last Wednesday evening I was lucky enough to be invited down to an event held by Heritage Breeds at the wonderful Food @ 52 cookery school. It’s no secret that as a nation we seriously love our eggs! As an absolute breakfast/brunch fanatic I may be biased but recently I feel like we’ve all become brunch obsessed.. and no brunch menu is complete without eggs – you don’t have to scroll far on social media to see some perfectly poached eggs on avocado toast!
A bakery is pretty much every carb lover’s dream.. and as a self-confessed carb queen, to walk into a place like Ole & Steen and be told to pretty much help yourself is quite literally a dream come true.
It feels like a while since I’ve blogged about a brunch spot* but after visiting this place I couldn’t not – it was just so good. Sunday is an independent neighbourhood café and restaurant, so ‘neighbourhood-like’ that they don’t even have a website, which seems almost unheard of in this day and age (I know – I sound so old!).