January 30, 2015


Perfect for cold evenings, this is a cheery winter salad that packs oodles of flavour



4 small aubergines (600g) 
Olive oil 
1 tbsp dried mixed herbs (I love herbes de Provence) 
2 bags of spinach (about 500g) 
4 tbsp tahini 
Juice of 1 lime 
2 mugs sun-dried tomatoes (360g) 
1 mug pine nuts (100g) 
Salt and pepper


Preheat the oven to 200C (fan 180C)/ 400F/Gas 6. Slice the aubergines into thin strips about 7.5mm (3in) thick.

Place the strips on a baking tray with a generous amount of olive oil, the dried herbs, salt and pepper. Bake for 20 minutes.


About five minutes before the aubergines finish, place the spinach into a large frying pan with a little olive oil, salt and pepper and allow it to wilt. Once it’s wilted, add the tahini, lime juice and sun-dried tomatoes.

In a separate pan, toast the pine nuts for a minute or two, being sure not to let them burn. They don’t need any oil to cook as they contain enough of their own oil.Add the aubergine and pine nuts to the spinach pan and mix well before serving.



January 30, 2015


Now weekly, the Real Food Market features around 40 food and drink producers selling seasonal produce directly to the public. Typical stalls include Spinach and Agusi with spicy Ghanaian stews; the Meantime Brewing Company with Greenwich-made beers; and Ash Green Organics with seasonal fruit and veg. There's a focus on sustainably and ethically produced food, and the market proudly supports small producers and independent traders. Whether you're coming to shop or snack, you can pick from French duck confit sandwiches, Spanish churros & chocolate and Blue Cheese British Organic Beef Burgers to Moroccan chicken dishes and Korritos (Korean BBQ meat wrapped up Mexican burrito style). Prices at the market are affordable, and a hearty meal costs about £8.



January 30, 2015

Staying Power @ V&A (16 February – 24 May)

This photographic display pictures ‘Black British Experience’ during 1950s and 60s. The new project aims to increase the number of black British photographers and images of black Britain in the museum collection, celebrating their contribution to the history of Britain.

January 30, 2015


Can we remind everyone not to prop doors open with fire extinguishers.


There are fire doors in certain places to protect residents and they should be kept shut – so please don’t leave them propped open.