Month: August 2008

Twitter Taste Live

I was invited to a very interesting event recently, a wine tasting organised by the fantastic host and wine blogger Rob, who was aided superbly by fellow wine blogger Andrew, from Spittoon. This was no normal wine tasting, it was multinational, and we would share our thoughts on the wines via twitter. The wines were supplied by Bin Ends, all from the Alsace region, and we would be tasting them with fellow twitterers in the US, Spain, South America, and one in China! If you don’t know twitter it’s a microblogging application, where you send your thoughts out into the world in 140 characters or less. It’s community focussed, so those twitterers that are connected to you see those updates, and you can send replies and direct personal messages that only the people involved see. So, it’s like online shared texting, or status updates on facebook. If you’re on there, I am eatlikeagirl, come join me. I really enjoy it and use it as a means of communication with friends and other food bloggers e.g. …

A little update

It’s not often, or ever, that I provide updates on my blog that relate to anything outside of that, whether that’s work or my personal life. This just isn’t the place for it. You come here because of a shared obssession – FOOD. There have been changes of late that are relevant, however, and they’re quite exciting too, so I decided I’d blog about it. Last week I blogged about a TrustedPlaces competition, for a dinner for two to the value of £500 at a Top London restaurant. I’ve been a member of TrustedPlaces for some time and quite active. I really like the community, and it’s a great way to share your places of interest with your friends and the community at large, I’ve also found lots of new places to try on there. Since I posted that, there’s been a change, and I’ve become one of the “folks” a TrustedPlaces, having accepted and started a position as Community Manager there. This is very exciting for a number of reasons, mainly, I get to …

Covent Garden Night Market

Covent Garden Night Market is back again for the month of August, every Thursday and Friday. Like last year, expect lots of lovely food stalls with the added extra of a kitchen theatre hosting celebrity chefs like the Hairy Bikers and Fergus Henderson. I had an opportunity to go last week with fellow bloggers including: Julia of A Slice of Cherry Pie, Helen of Food Stories, Ros of Living to Eat, Krista of Londonelicious, Chris of Londonist, and, Alex of The Princess and the Recipe . It was really lovely to meet them, having interacted online for so long and we had a fabulous evening. First stop was the hungry bikers at the kitchen theatre, unfortunately I was too late to see Cyrus from Cafe Spice Namaste. They were very entertaining as always, cooking up seared scallops and salmon, a Tuscan style beef salad and a dessert of zabaglione. It looked fabulous, and by the time it was over I was really hungry and keen to explore and eat. There was lots on offer, so …

Scrambled Eggs with Smoked Salmon & Chives

It seems silly to write a post about scrambled eggs, maybe I am having a silly day (possible), but, I am sure that it’s more that there’s few things as bad as badly scrambled eggs. Ok, there’s lots of things worse, but when you only have two eggs left and are too lazy to go to the shop, it can screw up your morning. Like it did mine last week, when I overheated the oil accidentally and the eggs turned into an instant omelette whilst splattering and burning me at the same time. So, determined to redeem myself, the next day I went out and bought some lovely golden burford brown eggs, some smoked salmon and chives. I like my scrambled eggs simple, very simple, this is as a result of a discussion I had some years ago with a friend where I maintained you could put anything in scrambled eggs. I quickly proved that the results of such experimentation can be monstrous so, now, it’s only friends are tomatoes, herbs, smoked salmon and cheese. …

Win a £500 dinner in a Top London Restaurant

This is definitely something worth sharing – the folks at Trusted Places are running a fantastic competition B It’s very easy to enter, you just need to write some reviews (even just one but the more you write the greater your chances) and share your trusted places with the community . You could win dinner for two in one of London’s top 10 restaurants for £500. I’ve said it before, it’s a great site and it’s definitely a community that’s fun to be involved with. So, sign up, review, get your friends in, and, who knows – you might be indulging in one of London’s Top 10 restaurants, all courtesy of Trusted Places.