Tag: local

Inspiral, Camden

One of the little gems my OH & I discovered on our weekend away to the Big Smoke was Inspiral, which is a delicious little veggie cafe in Camden. But it's so much more than that. Most of their produce is vegan & environmentally sound. They have a fantastic vision of how food should be – seasonal, healthy, organic etc. Definitely my kind of place. So naturally we had to stop by.

I had a delicious chocolate cupcake & a chai latte. Their food looked amazing and the place was busy but had a great feel to it. I was really impressed with their supply of veggie wines too. 

If I could transport this place to Oxford, I'd be one happy veggie! No more cheese! x

Handmade Shopping

The Green Gal Tea Towel Package

A week or so ago, @thegreengal tweeted about a new venture in her handmade business – tea towels. Not only was this another opportunity for me to buy something pretty but also to support someone in their business…at least that’s what I told my OH when I ordered  one of the towels from The Green Gables!

The Green Gal Tea Towel PackageIt arrived two days later, which I think is excellent service. And it came wrapped so lovely. I was really impressed. The towel is 100% organic & designed and printed in the UK. It was £10 & the cotton has a lovely soft feel to it. I think this is quite unusual for a high end tea towel. I have bought good quality tea towels in the past, some cheaper, some more expensive. But I have been disappointed with how they feel & how they dry up the dishes. I’ve often felt cheated as I’ve wanted something pretty to hang up in my kitchen but have been annoyed at how poorly they’ve done the job.

The Green Gal Tea TowelI am glad to report that this is not the case with this tea towel. It is excellent at the job it is supposed to do & matches my kitchen perfectly!  I am so happy with it. I cannot wait to see what Gabrielle does next. I did enter the competition to win a tea towel on her blog so if you haven’t entered that you most definitely should. Though I have to say that I am still hoping I win. I wouldn’t mind another one to use while my one is in the wash!

Oxfork

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Oxfork LogoI am a huge supporter of the local food movement & I love eating out. So when my OH asked if I wanted to go to Oxfork I readily agreed. What is Oxfork I hear you ask? It is a pop-up restaurant using local suppliers organised by two (amazing) chefs and this particular night was a vegetarian meal. I wasn’t disappointed!

Even though there was broccoli on the menu, I wasn’t going to be put off at all. There were stalls with locally made, up-cycled & vintage goods and great entertainment (although I wasn’t thrilled by the dog poem, which told the story of killing a dog – not veggie appropriate!) We were greeted with a lovely glass of fizz & some local bread and dips. The whole meal was lovely & the service was outstanding. I hope they do another veggie night as I would definitely go back. An excellent & eclectic evening.

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