.: Sounds like another food weekend :.

Is there anything better than weekend? Well there is, holidays!! I had quite a mad week this week to ensure my team was up to speed with the tasks while I’m going to be away and trying to close as much points as I could. It was a back to back week and I felt exhausted. Still doesn’t feel real I’m going to be on holiday, but I’m glad this is the case.

Anyway we have an old tradition of going to the cinema when we go on holidays, but this time there was no film available at the time we went there, so we just went for dinner instead. The choice: “The real greek”. I had been there before and wasn’t really interested, but just the thought of grilled halloumi was all I needed to go back. We’ve started with the greek flatbread

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Then I went for the grilled calamari, the lamb meatballs (really delicious!!!), the stuffed aubergine and the couscous salad.

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Finally the grilled halloumi which we both love!

I have to say it tasted a lot better this time. Finally went for the caramel cheesecake. Not memorable, but easy to eat and tasty

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The Real Greek Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Today went for a brunch with a friend. Initially thought about going to the breakfast club in Soho, but the queue was quite considerable. On our way there we’ve spotted L’eto Cafe and I couldn’t resist the display of cakes on the window. After checking the queue it was an easy decision to go back to L’eto.

I’m so glad we did! The menu has really good choices, but I couldn’t resist banana pancakes with peanut butter cream. Make no mistake, this is not your usual american style peanut butter, it’s way better then that! It tastes really fresh and not too sweet, so I would say the real deal.  The pancakes had a really good flavour too

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The combination overall, quite light and tasty. Finally we’ve decided to share the green tea cheesecake, which was so fresh!

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L'Eto Caffe Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Overall was quite happy with the choice. Such a lovely experience and I’m sure I’ll be back. After brunch we went for a stroll and we’ve ended up stopping at Fortnum and Mason which is quite an institution in London. Everything is so pretty that you feel like buying everything

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So quite a lovely afternoon and a good start for the holidays!

What’s your favourite brunch place in London?

.: Pancake Day :.

Any day is a good day for pancakes. To wake up feeling relaxed on the weekend and start preparing together pancakes. Because pancake day was mid week we didn’t really had the chance to prepare them. Also Sunday tends to be the day where we have a brunch, normally scrambled eggs with cherry tomato, but I just couldn’t resist pancakes.

We tend to use Nigella’s recipe (here). We did only half of it, although we’ve kept the 2 eggs and a bit more than half of the milk. As we were so keen on jumping on them as soon as possible, we’ve ended up using 2 pans to finish the batter faster

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In between each pancake I was adding a thin layer of nutella

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I’ve ended up with 3 pancakes and he kept 4 of them. On the top I’ve added a lot of strawberries

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So yummy! This is what I call a good breakfast 🙂

Btw, it happens that today is also Valentines day. We don’t really celebrate it, simply because I believe each day is a good day to be celebrated, to do the things we love together. I rather celebrate the special days for us, like the day we’ve started to live together (almost 9 years ago!) or the day we’ve started dating (back in 2004). I find Valentine’s quite a commercial day where you almost feel obliged to do something, like taking your love one for a special romantic (and expensive dinner).

The good thing about it, is that all heart-shaped chocolates will be half price!

Although I wouldn’t mind the surprise that Mrs O. just had, which was “prepare some clothing for a weekend away, temperatures around 15h degrees” with the time that she would have to be at the airport. This is what I call a proper surprise 😀

Do you celebrate Valentine’s?