"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away."

Monday, 22 October 2012

..::: The restaurant "Lima London" wins The Best New Latin American Restaurant !! :::..

"Lima London" has won the Time Out Eating and Drinking Award for the Best new Latin American Restaurant !!!

And they are thrilled to have won !! I haven't had the chance to go to the restaurant yet, but it would be on my "things to do " list when I go to London ...

Peruvian food it's becoming more popular now days in London and its proven in the list of the runners up.. Most of the finalist were Peruvian restaurants ...

It's also nice to know that Latin American restaurants are being awarded.

I'm looking forward to go and try the food from, not only the wining restaurant, but the finalists too.

More Latin American things to discover in London !!

And congratulations to the restaurant Lima London .. Looking forward to go and visit sometime soon !! :)

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

..:::Delicious Bolivian Food at the Latin American Gastronomic Fair this Saturday, don't miss it !! ;) :::...

Miss Obleas: Events

I'm looking forward to this !! The Bolvian stand (friends of Bolivia) will be offering delicious Bolivian dishes, and my favourite Salteñas !! which I totally recommend !! I've try a few from restaurants in London, but nothing can compare to this ones !! It just brings me back to La Paz- Bolivia , Dont miss the opportunity to come and try the food, at the Bolvian Stand, we'll see you there !!

The Gastronomic Fair will take place on Saturday 20th October 2012
at Kensington Town Hall, Horton Street, London W8 7NX FROM 12:00- 6:30 pm 

Nearest Tube Station High Street Kensington
Adults £5.00 
Under 16s £3.00 
Under 5s Free

Thursday, 11 October 2012

..::: Charity Sale/Event in St.Albans. Helping children In Cochabamba Bolivia :::..

Miss Obleas: Events:

    Amanecer was set up in 1981 to provide a homes and a new beginnings for the abandoned, abused and orphaned street children of Cochabamba, Bolivia. 
    A lady from St. Albans once volunteered with the charity and helped the children in Cochabamba, and I'm happy to be helping this Saturday at the charity event, she is organising, as part of Bolivian Heritage Group. 
    Saturday 13th from 10am-1pm 
    at SS Albans & Stephen Church ( Parish Hall ) 
    Beaconsfield Rd, St Albans, AL1 3RB

            Good Quality baby and toddler clothing and toys will be on sale in the Parish Hall. Also there'll be 
            some sweet treats, cupcakes, etc, and I hope to perform a Bolivian traditional dance :) 
            All proceeds will go to the Amancer charity , working with street children in Bolivia and also 
            the South African Charity. 

            Its free to enter so please come along. 

...:::"Go pink for October" : Zumba on Fire !! not to worry we will be at the Fire Station ! ;) :::...

Come and join us for this very special hour and a half hour Charity Zumba session in St Albans Fire Station as part of the Breakthrough for Cancer "go pink for October" campaign. This years zumbathon aims to be even bigger and better than last year. Our hosts this time are the fabulous Red Watch who will be Zumbaing along side us, provided they are not needed elsewhere of course ! 

Its happening this:                     Saturday 13th Of October from 3pm - 4:30pm 

at:                                            St. Albans Fire Station, London Road, St. Albans. 

There will be fire related zumba music, cake stall, ruffle, and more !!!

All the money raised goes to support research into breast cancer. Last year we raised around £2000 for the Breast Cancer Campaign and this year we hope to do the same for the charity Breakthrough Breast Cancer.

Hope to see you there !! dance, and for a very good cause !! 

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

::: London Cocktail Week :: Free Cocktail night this thursday at Selfridges ! Cocktails from around the world !! :::

Celebrate London Cocktail Week at Selfridges enjoy a free Cocktail night on Thursday 11 October, complete with cocktails from around the world.
See the free tasting schedule and pay us a visit at the Wineshop and Foodhall throughout London Cocktail Week:
Thursday 11 October
Cocktail Night (Wineshop) 6-8:30pm

Featuring cocktails from around the world including Mezcals, Naga Chilli Vodka, Sacred Gin, Diplomatico, Uluvka, Kraken, Monkey Shoulder, Koko Kanu, plus sampling Mr. Trotter’s Pork Scratchings and Joe & Seph’s gourmet savoury popcorn. What's more, you can enter our competition to win a Magnum of premium Uluvka Vodka worth £120.

more info :

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

...::: It's London Cocktail week !! What a better reason to make cocktails !! :::...

It's London Cocktail week, so why not make your cocktails. I'm certainly trying !! and I'm sharing some of the recipes of some of the cocktails Ive done so far :)
Miss Obleas: Cocktail Recipes:

  Pineapple Mojito  
A fruity take on the original, this time using pineapple to create a lovely sweet flavour.
6 Mint leaves, plus an extra spring to decorate
4 Pineapple chunks, plus a wedge to decorate
2 teaspoons soft light brown sugar
Ice cubes
Crushed ice
2 Measures golden rum, such as Havana Club
Pineapple Juice, to top up

Put the mint leaves, pineapple chunks and sugar into a cocktail shaker and muddle together. Half fill the shaker with ice cubes and fill a highball glass with crushed ice. Add the rum to the shaker and shake until a frost forms on the outside of the shaker. Strain over the ice in the glass. Top up with pineapple juice and stir. Decorate with a pineapple wedge a mint spring and serve.

Enjoy ! :)

Monday, 8 October 2012

St Albans Food And Drink Festival Finale: Review: from a local consumer...

I lived in St Albans for the past 13 years, I love when the local community gets together outdoors and everyone shares and gets together, as well as discovering, what St. Albans and surroundings has to offer, from local shops, restaurants, organic food, wines, sweet treats, music, etc. And The Food and Drink Festival is an excellent experience to do so, I always look forward to it, specially the finale, there is something new each year, and luckily the weather on sunday was good !

Bar Meze 
 With different stalls in St.Peters Street I started my journey and discovered the first stalls of food !! the first being Bar Meze "The cuisine of Cyprus" offering many meaty dishes, and I wanted to start with something sweet so I couldnt help but to stop at the cupcake stall, "Yummy Mummys Cakes" from Harpenden, I couldnt make my mind up on which cupcake to choose !! They kindly gave me a mini one to try, and after a while I made up my mind , I chose the tiramisu cupcake, and it was delicius!!!

Yummy Mummys Cupcakes !! and my delicious tiramisu cupcake on the front :) 

 So I carry on along St. Peters Street, to find more stalls of restaurants, mini food vans, and something that cought my eye, a Japanese stall, which I havent seen before, they were selling sushi and curry, and wanted to try the sushi, it looked  really nice, I tried the teriaky Chiken sushi, which was delicious. I had to come back for more later!!

The Japanese Stall !! and the delicious Sushi 

A taste of the Caribbean , with the Caribbean food stall 

St. Michaels Manor hotel popular sweet treats 
Walking down the street, no one could resist but to stop at the St. Michaels Manor Hotel stall, as they had some eye catching mini desserts on their table, which they were decorating right there !! They look so delicious, and after a while they were giving them for free !! as a nice treat , and they were delicious!! from the typical english scones, cream and jam and the crowd really enjoyed them, I certainly did !! totally delicious !!

The Bake house ! with more sweet treats :)

Local produce, organic produce !!
There were also stalls from local pubs and restaurants, Carluccio, the Peahen, Nandos! and others, there were so much food to choose from as well as some wine tasting , and some local produce, organic vegetables and homemade treats , which I found out at Sweet Lily's Stall, they were selling homemade jams, chutneys, cakes, cupcakes... which look and tasted delicious.

Sweet Lily and their sweet treats from jams to chutneys 

People enjoying the festival :)

People enjoy the different stalls, and the live shows from the different restaurants which show some kitchen techniques, and entertained the crowd..
live shows and live radio 

The delicious sushi , which I came back for !! 

I finally had to go back to the Japanese stall and get more sushi !! And I can't wait for the next year's festival, looking forward to more events happening in St. Albans :)

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Art, Cocktails, PERUVIAN Food, all under one roof, "an alternative cultural event" ..

Peruvian food, is becoming more popular now, with more restaurants opening in London, and is now the turn to Don Ceviche!:  "London's freshest pop-up restaurant"
They will be at the Art Cellar....."The Art Cellar" is an alternative cultural event promoting talented artists, chefs, mixologists and musicians. Experience an evening of quality at affordable prices." So there will  be art, music, drinks, and food !! ;)
Art comes from : up and coming artists and music from Errol Linton's blues band. Entry costs £9 which includes a glass of wine but the good news is all of the food is £5 and under.  The event runs from today ! Wednesday 3rd of October until, Friday 5th from 6pm to 11pm.
The Art Cellar address : 41a Farringdon Street; EC4A