Sunday, 24 June 2012

Chalet girl cake

Courchevel
A few years back when I was a little younger, I spent a couple of months working as a chalet assistant in Courchevel, in the French Alps. I turned up in this little ski town, found myself a job as quickly as I could (replacing a girl who was being sent home with a broken arm), and got set in learning to ski.

My day involved rolling out of my bunk bed at 6.30am, racing to beat my revoltingly stinky room-mate to the bathroom, and slipping my way down the hill to the chalet by 7am to start breakfast, picking up fresh baguettes from the front door. During breakfast service I would whip up afternoon tea - my favourite part of the job, and a job that I quickly wrestled away from the head chalet girl - usually making a yoghurt cake.

One of my chalet afternoon tea creations

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Lunching Londoner #2: Exmouth Market - Moro market stall

It is a stunning day today in London. You cannot, under any circumstances, visit your basement cafeteria on a day like this. So I hailed a number 63 bus Exmouth Markettowards Kings Cross, getting off at Mt Pleasant, where the fabulous Exmouth Market resides. This is one of my favourite markets; compact, excellent food, and most excellent (Kiwi!) coffee at Caravan. I pick up my fortnightly supply of ground coffee here, and sometimes have a sneaky pre-lunch espresso if I feel I need it.

Monday, 18 June 2012

Lunching Londoner #1

It came to my attention this dreary Monday morning that I have a mere 3.5 weeks left at my job, located near St Pauls in London City. And yet, I still have so many lunch experiences to try.

I am, if you have not figured out by now, a foodie, which means I will travel far and wide to find incredible things to eat for my lunch. All totally justifiable, even on a budget, because it's usually £5 or under. There is amazing lunch food to be had in London if you are willing to venture outside your local Pret a Manger. As long as you have access to a tube, a bus, or a train, you can easily whip out to different places in the City and be back at your desk before your boss has even noticed you're gone.

I am also aware that I have been a little absent from this blog of late. So, I thought I would start a little project to get a few more posts on here; to chronicle my daily lunch in London. I promise it won't be egg and cheese sandwiches every day.