January 19, 2015

Salmon & Pasta Bake

Salmon & Broccoli Pasta Bake

 Hello to all Zebra tenants and families.

This is a really easy healthy dish to make.

My daughter is not particularly fond of fish and she found this recipe to make herself.

The combination of pasta veg and salmon baked with a cheesy topping for perfect for fussy eaters.


She left out the sun dried tomatoes the first time she made it,  but I tried it a second time and would recommend using these as it really adds to the flavour.


Happy cooking


Guten Appetit



Salmon and Broccoli Pasta Bake Recipe – serves 4




  • 250g penne
  • 300g broccoli florets
  • 25g butter
  • 25g plain flour
  • 600ml milk
  • 100g mascarpone
  • 8 sun-dried tomatoes sliced
  • 10 fresh basil leaves roughly torn
  • 4 skinless boneless salmon fillets, halved lengthways
  • 50g mature cheddar, finely grated


  1. 1.Heat the oven to 190c or 170c fan. Cook the pasta in salted boiling water for 6 minutes and the broccoli and boil for a further 4 minutes.
  2. 2.Meanwhile put the butter, flour and milk in a pan and simmer whisking, to make a thick smooth sauce. Remove from the heat and stir in the mascarpone, tomatoes and basil.
  3. 3.Drain the pasta and broccoli, mix with the sauce and season well.
  4. 4.Put the salmon in a single layer in an ovenproof dish 30x20x6cm, spoon in the pasta mixture on top and scatter with the cheese.
  5. 5.Bake for 30 minutes until golden . 
January 15, 2015

Progress with Anson Road Development

We hope to finish the garden flats in the next 2-4 weeks. We’ve pre-let a number of them already. We’ll still be completing landscaping and external work after that and probably the last job we’ll do will be the redecoration of the common hall at 83 and its re-carpeting.

The new laundry,  which has bigger machines (2 washers and 2 driers), should also be ready quite soon.  Because this is essentially a commercial laundry there will be a charge for its use, as there is in all of our other buildings.

There’s no further update on the second phase of the development over the road at Carleton Road which is due to begin in late March 2015.

January 13, 2015


FESTIVAL OF DISOBEDIENCE: The V&A Museum’s weekend-long Festival of Disobedienceexhibition features work from students from the six colleges of the University of the Arts London exploring student activism and responses to arts cuts. Free, just turn up, until 18 January

January 13, 2015


Hello to all Zebra tenants and families.

This time of year with winter cold nights there is nothing better than a delicious bowl of homemade vegetable soup.


This recipe is very simple and makes a big batch of soup which will keep for a week in the fridge and is also great to freeze.


Zebra would love to hear from any other tenants with recipes to share.

I know we have a lot of talented cooks out there, and recipes from around the world  that a lot of us might not have tried. So please share your knowledge and post some recipes.

Happy cooking


Guten Appetit



Vegetable Soup Recipe




  • 25g butter
  • 1 table spoon olive oil
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 potato and about 200g celery sticks chopped
  • 550g approx. mixed root vegetables such as potato, swedes, parsnips, carrots chopped
  • 1 litre of vegetable stock ( I used veg stock cubes)



  1. 1.Heat the butter and oil in a large saucepan. Add the onion and cook until golden. Add the other vegetables and stir. Season and cover , reduce the heat and cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. 2.Pour the stock into the pan, bring to the boil, then reduce the heat cover and simmer for approx. 20 minutes until the vegetables are softened.
  3. 3.Using either a handheld blender or food process make into a smooth soup