QUICK & CATCHY
A menu of classic dishes for speedy lunch breaks at £15 for two courses or £19 for three.
Whipped feta, grilled cucumber
Rabbit, chorizo, pistachio rillettes
Brandade, salt cod, tomato
Mackerel , spiced chickpea, mint & feta salad
Middle white pork loin steak, black pudding, crispy bacon, tomato relish
Superfood salad with ricotta
Earl Grey panna cotta, shortbread, prune compote
Cherry parfait, cherry compote
Banana cake, rum & raisin ice cream
TINY HOUSE DESIGN
This blog makes us happy. Genuinely, smile-on-face-happy. It’s a collection of minute architectural gems brought together under the heading of ‘less is more sustainable & attainable’, and as you browse through these homes, you’ll instantly become a convert.
Some of them are just so cute in their smallness, but they never make you cringe like ‘Little Waitrose’ or baby vegetables. It’s probably one of the only times you’ll catch yourself wishing you lived in something which should probably be classed as a caravan.
DESTROYED AND ABANDONED
You know that bit when you head east down the Thames and, particularly on the south side, it just looks like it all stopped one day in a fit of post-apocalyptic industrial desertion.
This excellent Tumblr finds the moments of aftermath, when things just ceased – from abandoned houses in Tasmania, the waterfront of a town no longer on the sea, to plane wrecks and decaying theatres.
Parties & private dining
The Little Room
Just because you can’t make it out to that lovely country house, doesn’t mean country house can’t come to you. Private dining for up to 14, sharing menus for every occasion and all those mod-con meeting facilities neatly hidden away.
HENRI MATISSE: THE CUT-OUTS
It seems down on the Southbank at the moment the galleries are one-upping each other with great exhibitions – just as Martin Creed’s massive retrospective closes at the Hayward, the most complete collection yet of Matisse’s cut-outs opens at the Tate Modern.
When ill health stopped him painting, the aging giant of modern art began his final triumphant series by cutting into painted paper to make drafts for commissions, and instead found this ‘carving into colour’ to be a medium in its own right. London is first on the list to host this once-in-a-lifetime show before the works head to New York and then back to their homes around the world.
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I LOVE CHARTS
Everything is measurable. Quantifiable. See how you can chart up your life in million different ways from infographic to a name and shame list of ‘yes’ votes on Kansas’ bill to allow refusal of service to same-sex couples.
There are techy maps, flow charts of what you’re allowed to do after sex, bar graphs of Power Rangers. There are dinosaurs. I Love Charts have found a way to value your entire day to day in a way even the DWP didn’t know was possible.
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The finest exports from two thirds of NAFTA joined up in a multicultural sour.
15ml salted maple syrup
25ml lemon juice
10ml apple juice
10ml egg white
Shake it hard with cubed ice, and double strain into a chilled coupette. Garnish with lemon peel.
MARTIN CREED, JAN 29 - APR 27
Perhaps best known for the controversy his works create about the question of contemporary art, such as the piece of Blu-tack or his Turner Prize win Work No. 227: the lights going on and off, Martin Creed is known for his minimalist, witty approach. In the first retrospective of his 25 year career, the Hayward Gallery brings together both rarely seen early works and some of his latest sculptural commissions.
As part of the Pull Out All of the Stops Festival, the Southbank Centre has commissioned Creed to a new work celebrating the restoration of the Festival Hall organ – don’t miss the series of performances scheduled to show off the new organ.
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Speedy lunches are never as speedy as when someone else makes it for you – but if you’ve got time on your hands or the longest lunch hour this side of Spain, make it yourself.
1kg salted cod
500ml whole milk
5 cloves garlic
800ml warm olive oil
sprig of thyme
1 bay leaf
salt, pepper & lemon juice to taste
1. Soak the cod fillet in water for 24 hours.
2. Trim the cod of any obvious bones etc. Place into a sauce pan with the potato, garlic, thyme, bay leaf, milk and bring to the boil. Simmer until the potatoes are cooked.
3. Drain everything reserving the milk. Pass the potatoes and the garlic through a ricer.
4. Over a low heat start to beat the olive oil and a little of the cooking milk into the mashed potato until you have the correct consistency.
5. Season to taste add the chives.