CULTURE: The Potato Project

Out goes my diet

Anyone who knows me is aware of my love for a spud! It often triumphs over my other favourite foods both at home and in restaurants because it’s simple, hearty and utterly scrumptious. Based on this, you can imagine my immediate excitement when I heard about the new (as in brand spanking new) baked potato company, The Potato Project, opening a café on Noel Street in Soho.

Brought about by Ksenia Karpenko (formerly head sommelier at Four to Eight), The Potato Project proves that there’s more to a jacket potato than its usual pairing of cheese and beans. The menu is split into two halves, the first being classic combinations with a tantalizing twist. Smoked ham hock, cheddar & piccalilli and tuna mayonnaise with roast corn and pickled red onion are amongst the options.

Sweet potato is offered on the Specials menu

Alternatively, you can opt for something a little more ambitious from the something a little different side. The friendly members of staff recommended that I try the coupling of chilli beef ragu and blue cheese. Ignoring my non-adventurous taste buds, I followed their suggestion… it was delicious. The spice of the meat when coupled with the creaminess of the cheese created a tasty contrast and putting this on a bed of carbs, genius!

Life lessons whilst choosing your filling

What can I say? It’s clear that London’s latest shop is definitely succeeding in shining the spotlight on the versatility of potatoes. The menu’s unconventional combinations alongside The Potato Project’s homely atmosphere make it the perfect spot for a busy she to have a humble meal.


CULTURE: Nottinghill Carnival 2015

Too much for every day make-up?

Hello friends and fellow bloggers! What better way to start off this blog than with a little sum-up and huge recommendation for all you busy shes to head to Nottinghill Carnival next year!

It’s easy for annual events to gradually lose momentum and excitement, especially in London where the choice is only growing. However, the city’s biggest celebration of Caribbean culture surpassed my expectations once again and it’s safe to say that yesterday made for a great end to the summer.

If you’re a fan of music, food, dancing or just having a chat with an interesting and diverse crowd then carnival is the place for you. Sure you need to have your wits about you but as a whole people get together to enjoy the colourful floats, buzzing atmosphere and jerk chicken stands (Shout out to you MAMA’S JERK).

Brightening up a dreary London

If you aren’t sold already… it’s free! Completely and totally free! A rare find in the capital these days if you ask me. For that reason alone it makes for a perfect way to spend the bank holiday with work pals, friends and family. Everyone is welcome and I guarantee you, will enjoy themselves.

What’s the phrase? See everyone you love at one event without spending a penny, have a fabulous time and be in for a reasonable time? Sounds like the perfect fun, free festivity that’s a little different before the autumnal working week begins.

Always time for a group photo