Wednesday, 10 April 2013


Last night we went out with our usual group of veg*n friends to Blah Blah Blah which has relocated to Twickenham. It was  our first visit to the new spot and we wanted to see how it compared to our memories of the old place but I've more or less given up on my potential career as a restaurant reviewer because I found that where things are good I think little of it, it's what I expect after all, and the things that annoy the most are generic problems with nearly all restaurants, things like lack of imagination and focus in the menu, ambience problems of one sort or another, the other customers or lack of them.

So I'll refrain from launching into an unprovoked attack on an establishment that was very nearly flawless in what it set out to do and just say that the best dish for me was the Mogo chips (that's cassava) served with a tamarind dip. Easily the most edgy dish on the menu. Don't take my word for it though, go there and try some for yourself.

Now, since Google decided to do away with their useful RSS reader I've been trialling Feedly as a replacement and all was going fairly well as long as I just stuck to reading what was served to me but I have to say there are a lot of niggles under the surface to do with feed management and control.

Probably the most annoying thing that happened is that I couldn't add a new feed directly to my collection so went back to Reader and added it there. Some clever interlinking means that Feedly picks up the Google feed list and updates its own. However, in the interests of tidiness while I was on Reader I marked everything read. Big mistake. That also filtered through to Feedly and I lost my entire reading stream. It's made worse because there seems to be no one place on Feedly where I can view my feeds as opposed to the stream emanating from them. Anyway to cut a long and rather tedious story short, I'm not quite happy with Feedly and so still open to suggestions for a better RSS reader if anyone has one.

 And now for the Bloglove roll:

Tea with dried limes from Taste of Beirut

The spinach is in  at Plants and Stones, I like the look of that variety which is available from Vilmorin.

Wildlife through the eyes of my forebears is a really thoughtful and saddening article on Wolf Tree Farm. I couldn't see a place to leave a comment but the entry is well worth reading.

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