Homemade Cauliflower Cheese - the ultimate comfort food.
Simply boil the cauliflower, then make the cheese sauce as follows:
For 1 large cauliflower -
1 pint of milk
4 tbsp.plain flour
Grated cheddar (as much as you can handle!)
Bring the milk, flour and butter to the boil, whisking quickly so the mixture does not turn lumpy, until it the sauce begins to thicken. Turn off the heat, then stir in the cheese.
Pour the sauce over the cauliflower in an oven dish, add extra cheese on top and grill till nice and crispy as the picture above.
Lamb and spinach fragrant curry complete with cashew nuts and naan at The Jack In The Green, Exeter. Don’t forget the mango chutney and raita on the side - this really makes it. Don’t go for this if you’re looking for hot spice - I had to ask for fresh chillis with mine, but this is a brilliant fragrant curry, and the meat was incredibly tender. Not what you’d expect from your every day gastro pub.
Caravan, King’s Cross
The perfect Sunday brunch. Poached eggs, aubergine purée, yoghurt, sumac, parsley and soutsouki sausage with toast. Safe to say that this was eaten up in about 4 minutes flat.
This is an ideal spot if you want to just stay inside and be cosy somewhere on a cold winter’s day, ordering coffee after coffee (we spend almost 3 hours here - the staff probably hated us). In a trendy, up and coming part of King’s Cross, in an old grain store overlooking the fountains of Granary Square, this place has a very chilled out atmosphere and a great place to spend a lazy Sunday.
The service was not so great, as we had to constantly remind the staff to bring over our drinks, which arrived sporadically throughout the meal, but I could not complain about the food. This is brunch with a quirky twist that only places like Caravan could pull off, so much to the point that it was surprising that they had ketchup, although we were greeted with quizzical looks when we asked for it.
Make sure to pack your beanie and trendy trainers when you come here, or else you may be feeling left out. Oh, and visit the unisex loos purely to make the most of the Aesop hand wash and hand cream. Trust.
I’m going to make an excuse to come again soon - it’s worth the 30 minute trip.