Do-It-Yourself pot noodle
HEMSLEY & HEMSLEY for http://www.vogue.co.uk/beauty/2013/05/16/hemsley-and-hemsley-kelp-pot-noodle Ah the Eighties and the Nineties - a time when it was okay to make food from sweeteners, flavourings, colourings, additives, preservatives and hydrogenated this and that. Pot noodles and microwave meals ruled - we all felt so advanced and free from the kitchen. It was somehow humourous to...
Chocolate cupcakes peppermint icing and a lemon...
We use supergreen powder and ground turmeric to colour our coconut cream and raw honey icing, flavour it with Nielsen Massey peppermint extract, then stud with raw cacao nibs - see our White chocolate & peppermint coconut truffles for something similar…
Must try: Umemboshi dressing
We’re big fans of the Clearspring range and we love their properly fermented Tamari and miso. They asked us to share a recipe with them and we knew it had to include umeboshi, a tangy salty picked plum revered since ancient times as both a food and potent health tonic. It adds an incredibly powerful flavour to broths and sauces and its particularly beneficial to your digestion Roasted...
You should sit in meditation for 20 minutes a day, unless you are too busy then...– Old Zen saying
Party in your mouth - Za'atar!
HEMSLEY & HEMSLEY for Sorry about the spelling in the title of this post - it should read ‘Party in your mouth - za’atar’. Tumblr doesn’t ‘do’ apostrophes in the headings! We love this. You’ve got to try it. And if you like this Middle Eastern blend of herbs, sesame seeds and sumac then go ahead and make batches of it - keep a jar in the fridge to...
HOOK & SON
Refinery 29 asked us where we loved to shop in London: “When it comes to milk it has to be Hook & Son. This family team makes real milk: unpasteurised, unhomogenised, full-fat, grass-fed milk, with cream on top just like back in the day. If we can get down to Borough Market early and beat the tourists, we’ll snatch up two litres of their delicious full-fat milk and a pot of their...
Another birthday celebration!
Life is like a mirror, smile at it and it smiles back at you.– Peace Pilgrim
Caramelised garlic tart with an almond flour base
Sweet caramelised garlic and butternut squash combine with creamy goat’s cheese and the aniseed flavours of tarragon to make a delicious, uniquely flavoured tart with a twist – we use ground almonds to make a nutritious and gluten-free crust. Our recipe for a rich garlic and tarragon tart in today’s Guardian Cook supplement: ...
THE SET TABLE - THE ART OF SMALL GATHERINGS
Our dear friend, Hannah Shuckburgh has just published her first book. As a stylist, writer, incredible cook and host extraordinaire, Hannah encompasses everything we love so it’s no surprise that we have been devouring her book and page marking, underlining and noting down every one of her tips and pearls of wisdom. Her book ‘The Set Table - the art of small gatherings’ is a...
Japanese inspired superfood salad. Tahini miso...
HEMSLEY & HEMSLEY for Hello sunshine - so super to see you! How about a superfood salad to celebrate with? The ingredients list reads like a who’s who. We’ve got: purple sprouting broccoli asparagus - get it while you can! shiitake arame - that’s a seaweed lemon juice sesame seeds and their paste -Tahini miso - properly fermented chilli coriander & mint...
CHICORY FRAPPE - THE NEW ICED COFFEE
Our Chicory Frappe recipe on
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The voting has started for Observer’s Food Monthly Awards! Category number 8 is ‘Best food blog’ and if you think we deserve it, we would love it if you could vote for us Here’s the link http://www.easyanswer.net/observer/ Thank you!
The Big Buzz!
We’ve just heard from our friends at Katharine Hamnett that the EU has banned those poisonous neonicotinoid pesticides for 2 years which will give enough time to show what a difference it can make. Photo Nick Hopper BBC: After Monday’s vote the EU Health Commissioner, Tonio Borg, said “I pledge to do my utmost to ensure that our bees, which are so vital to our...
Thank you Vogue!
Happy anniversary to us and Vogue.co.uk! Thank you to Lisa and the rest of the team for our beautiful flowers! It’s been really lovely working with you. Thank you for looking after us x
Oh, what a beautiful mornin’ Oh, what a beautiful day. I’ve got a...– Curly, Oklahoma
Happy Birthday Glowy!
Chocolate orange, with love x
Hamnett & Westwood March for our bees 25/04/13
MARCH OF THE BEEKEEPERS 25/04/13 Thank you to Katharine Hamnett CBE and Dame Vivienne Westwood. It was a fabulous turnout. ITV News Huffington Post Reuters Sky News Telegraph
Edinburgh-based Vegware Ltd was not only named the best small business in the UK earlier this month but then last week they won the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Sustainable Development for developing compostable catering packaging and reducing landfill waste in the catering and hospitality sector!
No bees, no honey; no work, no money– Proverb
MARCH OF THE BEEKEEPERS, LONDON, FRIDAY 26TH APRIL
“SAVE THE BEES - THEY GO, WE GO” Thank you to everyone who voted to protect the bees. https://secure.38degrees.org.uk/page/s/ban-the-pesticides-that-are-harming-our-bees#petition On Monday 29th April the EU votes on a ban of neonicotinoid pesticides. To pile the pressure on Owen Paterson, Britain’s Secretary of State for...
Happy Birthday Nick!
Our latest recipe for Vogue - number 55! And it’s the one year anniversary cake - a sticky toffee, cashew mango cream creation… http://hemsleyandhemsley.tumblr.com/post/48784203531/our-one-year-anniversary-with-vogue
You cannot be grateful and unhappy at the same time.– Thank you Rhona and Susan for our invite to the Vision & Success event last week - an inspiring morning!
1 YEAR OF RECIPES FOR BRITISH VOGUE.CO.UK
HEMSLEY & HEMSLEY for We can’t believe It’s almost a year to the day that our very first recipe for VOGUE went live – with a simple but delicious buckwheat noodle salad. Whether it’s beetroot or broccoli, crème fraiche or quinoa, we’ve loved watching our recipes being recreated and shared by all our friends, family and much appreciated followers! Our mission that first day was...
Our one Year Anniversary with Vogue!
HEMSLEY & HEMSLEY for We’ve created something sweet to celebrate with. A combination of two Vogue recipes culminating in the ultimate in celebratory desserts - a birthday cake! We’ve doubled our sticky toffee pudding recipe (leaving out the cloves and coconut flour that give its distinct pudding flavour and texture) to create two soft, sweet layers to sandwich a triple batch of...
Happy St George's Day
We’re making fish and celeriac chips with some divine tartare sauce tonight: http://www.vogue.co.uk/beauty/2012/09/19/hemsley-and-hemsley-fish-celeriac-chips-and-tartare-sauce
Sister are doing it for themselves
WHERE HAVE ALL THE BEES GONE?
Read more: http://hemsleyandhemsley.tumblr.com/post/47192879072/the-bees-are-on-their-knees-part-2
POSITION OF THE MONTH ADHO MUKHA SVANASANA
ADHO MUKHA SVANASANA or DOWNWARD FACING DOG Flo Yoga Even if you have never done yoga before, chances are, you would have heard the name of this pose, “Downward Facing Dog”, at least once. If you practice Vinyasa Flow yoga (which is my case), it is a pose you would...
Cheeky broccoli fritters
HEMSLEY & HEMSLEY for These juicy fritters are addictive and packed full of broccoli. Serve them with this spicy avocado dip and you’ll be in green heaven: http://www.vogue.co.uk/beauty/2013/04/17/hemsley-and-hemsley-broccoli-fritters-and-spicy-avocado-dip If you find that broccoli makes you gassy then steer clear of raw or overcooked! Instead fry it up with our gluten-free egg...
LEMON CASHEW PARSLEY DIP
Here’s our recipe for a lemon cashew parsley dip for yesterday’s Cook supplement for the Guardian - one of the Ten Best Nut Recipes: http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2013/apr/13/10-best-nuts-recipes LEMON CASHEW PARSLEY DIP This delicious dip is great with plenty of fresh, raw vegetable crudites or scooped into crisp chicory leaves. You can also thin it out with...
Happiness is acquired by ourselves.– Aristotle
5 WEEK YOGA COURSE WITH RACHEL
The wonderful Rachel Giffin is teaching a 5 week yoga class on Monday mornings starting Monday 15th April 730am - 830am open level in W1 We’ve known Rachel for 5 years and love her upbeat and dynamic classes. And what a voice! Lying in shavasana with Rachel singing softly to you in Sanskrit has to be one of the most relaxing and blissful experiences we’ve ever had. ...
Disappearing Dining Club
I love restaurants but I also love dining in beautiful and unusual locations with a group of cool strangers where there are no menus and you eat what you’re given. Which, in the case of Disappearing Dining Club is always top notch delicious. We’ve written before about the passionate and unstoppable Stuart Langley and his growing London empire of food...
Classic watercress soup - H&H style!
HEMSLEY & HEMSLEY for http://www.vogue.co.uk/beauty/2013/04/10/hemsley-and-hemsley-watercress-soup-with-brazil-nut-cream Watercress is an amazing food - even the Persians, ancient Greeks and Romans praised its medicinal virtues. It made a particular comeback in the 90’s and just like all things ‘super’ from this era we can call it ‘the original superfood’. Made infamous by the...
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A HEAVENLY YOGA RETREAT IN KENT
Read more about Melissa’s blissed out detox yoga retreat on Sous Style. http://sousstyle.com/2013/04/02/a-hemsley-hemsley-heavenly-yoga-break-with-chaya-yoga-retreats/ www.chayayogaretreats.com
Eat your soup on a salad or your salad in a soup
We find that a 100% raw diet doesn’t work for us but we do believe that eating foods in their fresh, raw, ‘alive’ state is very good for you. As well as vitamins and minerals, raw food is rich with enzymes which our bodies need for every function including digestion. In the summer, people are drawn to fruit, fresh salads, salsas, gazpachos and crudities galore but in the colder months, our...
FEEL GOOD SUNDAY
In the heart of Shoreditch, we had ourselves a feel good Sunday courtesy of our wellness friends Chaya Yoga and their link up with PATTERNITY for World Health Day on 7th April. All the activities were free with donations going straight to 3 charities (WWF, The National Autistic Society and Providence Row). The all day event ‘Happy Patterns’ was dedicated to exploring...
Happy Birthday Mr Hemsley
A cake for our dad’s 70th birthday Our new chocolate cake recipe with chilli and chocolate orange cream…. No sugar, no grains and no strange substitutes…
THE BEES ARE ON THEIR KNEES (PART 2)
One in three mouthfuls of the food we eat is dependent on pollination at a time when a crisis is threatening the world’s honey bees. Our friend Katharine Hamnett is working tirelessly to help save the bees. She has brought to our attention that Britain recently abstained from voting for the European Food Safety Agency’s proposed ban on key neonicotinoid pesticides. This is despite...
White Chocolate & Coconut Mint Truffles
HEMSLEY & HEMSLEY for Little peppermint white chocolate truffles - the perfect way to finish a meal. We’ve used a base of creamy coconut and raw cacao butter, sweetened with raw honey for a nutritious treat. Coconut products come in many forms and for this recipe we need both the oil and the butter - organic, virgin, unbleached stuff - the butter to form the body of the truffle...
Male Monday for
As the new London editors for www.sousstyle.com we have the tough task of seeking out the local foodies, photographing them in their homes and then eating their lovely food. One of the Sous Style categories is ‘Male Monday’ where the guys take to the kitchen and show us their favourite dish. We sent Nick (who for those that don’t know, is the third part of Hemsley &...
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A David David inspired Easter cake for Imelda.
Spring is nature’s way of saying, “Let’s party!– Robin Williams
Easter bunny does yoga
Spring 2013 officially started over a week ago on the 20th of March but the first day really feels like today - Good Friday - the beginning of the bank holiday weekend when the kids finish school and plans are made with family and friends. Taken from Wikipedia: In spring, the axis of the Earth is increasing its tilt relative to the Sun, and the length of daylight rapidly increases for the...