All posts tagged: food

The Last Word – Bercem Budak

In the June issue of SE23, local student Bercem Budak had the last word.  See what she had to say: I’m Bercem Budak, a student studying Media at Sussex University who is very interested in journalism. I also love music, I sing as well as play a Turkish instrument called the ‘baglama’. I’m the daughter and niece of the owners of the family run business Lazy Chef and currently manage their social media, create their menus and work part-time as a barista for additional income.   How long have you lived in the area? I’ve lived in Forest Hill for my entire life; I was born here and grew up to be a part of the lovely community. What has changed most during that time? Growing up here I have seen some lovely changes, businesses have improved, there has been an addition of some lovely cafes, bars and pubs. What do you most value about the area? There is a lovely sense of community in Forest Hill, which I have found to be more important and …

Prizes for creative bakers in Horniman’s Great Walrus Tea Party

Clever cakes and creative cookies could win you a prize in the Great Walrus Tea Party on 24 June. The Horniman Museum and Gardens in south London is looking for keen bakers and Horniman Walrus fans to host their own socially-distanced Great Walrus Tea Party – at home or online – and is offering two prizes for their favourites. The most creative cake will win a year’s Family or Gift Membership to the Horniman – giving free entry to paid attractions and access to special Members’ only events. The most creative biscuit or cookie wins a £50 voucher for the Horniman’s gift shop. Both prizes will be valid for one year from when the Museum reopens. The Great Walrus Tea Party invites people to bake walrus-themed and ocean-inspired cakes and biscuits, add in some fishy treats such as sustainably-sourced fish finger sandwiches, and hold a tea party for their household, or online with family and friends. Inspired by the Horniman’s iconic taxidermy walrus, the Great Walrus Tea Party is also asking for donations to support …

Afternoon Tea

Suzanne James writes about the importance of a perfect scone recipe for Afternoon Tea. There is nothing like a good Afternoon Tea to lift your spirits!  Here is the perfect scone recipe for you, and if you are feeling really brave you can make your own jam too!   For the Scones; Makes 6-8 good sized scones Ingredients 225g/8oz self raising flour 55g/2oz butter 25g/1oz caster sugar ¼ pint of milk 1 teaspoon of baking powder for rich scones add 2oz dried fruit for cheese scones add 2oz grated cheese plus a teaspoon of English Mustard Powder and omit sugar Method Heat the oven to 180C/360F.  Lightly grease a baking sheet. Sieve the flour and baking powder and rub in the butter with the fingertips. Mix In the sugar (and dried fruit or cheese and mustard if making the rich or cheese scones). Using a knife stir in the milk to make a soft dough. Turn on to a floured work surface and knead very lightly (be careful not to over-knead).  Roll out to a …

High Street Heroes

Times are strange and new to us all, we’ve all had to adapt one way or another. As a photographer I’ve found myself without work but an urge to document the changes around me. I took to wandering the locale and felt that shopkeepers that have been able to adapt and stay open to customers as essential providers deserve some special recognition. This is a gallery of some (by no means all) of the people who have worked so hard to keep Dulwich supplied, fed, refilled and treated during the lockdown. Thanks to you all, you are my highstreet heroes! Here’s hoping that the ones that are closed will be able to reopen soon and we can have the vibrancy back in our wonderful community. I’m continuing to document local life, with portraits of other heroes such as bus drivers and street cleaners, postal and delivery staff and am about to embark on a series of what I’m calling “Pandemic Portraits” of families in lockdown… get in touch if you’d like to photographed! julia@weareoneanother.net Instagram …

June Magazines Out Today!

I am delighted to say that our June magazines are back in print and being distributed today.  It is lovely to get back to some kind of normal.  If you don’t receive your copy through your door, your an always read them right here.  Each magazine (SE21, SE22 & SE23) is available to read as a flipzine.  Please do free free to share them with your friends and family. This month Jill Orr who set up Buy Them A Coffee gives us the background to her wonderful initiative helping the staff at Kings.  Suzanne James is back with a wonderful recipe for scones, perfect for Afternoon Tea.  Janine Winlaw tells us about growing our own fresh herbs, that is definitely one I will be reading. Local photographer Julia Hamilton took to the streets to photograph our High Street Heroes; do take a look and no doubt you will recognise some of our wonderful shopkeepers. Link Age Southwark have just achieved a top quality standard award.  Fantastic news after how they have adapted their services to …