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The power of bread: brunch at the Roasthouse in Poplar Union

The power of bread: brunch at the Roasthouse in Poplar Union

Featured, Food
The beautiful reality of ‘Just Bread’: baking workshops and a small cafe bakery chain with a conscience enabling refugee women in London to support themselves.   The sunlight gleams through the thick glass of the large windows, when I step in the Roasthouse in Poplar Union. It is just a few minutes away from the City, in London, but it seems far from the chaotic agglomeration of lights, voices and steps characteristic of Canary Wharf. The chitchat of the people sat at the tables blends with the humble noise of the coffee machine. The kitchen is open, so that everyone can see the food getting prepared. Two women move resolutely around the kitchen tools, mixing puffy dough in metallic pans. Nawal (not her real name), overlooks, with a friendly smile and a firm voice. She p
Chocolate Decadence? Yes please..

Chocolate Decadence? Yes please..

Featured, Food
  Chocolate Lava Cakes are delicious, and one of the easiest desserts to make. The hot, dense sponge combated with the gooey chocolate centre and a scoop of ice cream is the best way to enjoy the treat. Here’s how to create it below: 6 ounces (170g) high quality semi-sweet chocolate 1/2 cup (115g; 1 stick) unsalted butter 1/4 cup (31g) all-purpose flour  1/2 cup (60g) confectioners' sugar 1/8 teaspoon salt 2 large eggs 2 large egg yolks optional for topping: ice cream, raspberries, and/or chocolate syrup Equipment: 6 ounce ramekins or a 12 piece muffin tray. Firstly, spray each ramekin/muffin tray with non-stick spray or a healthy dab of butter. Make sure they are all coated and ready for the mixture when it’s ready. At this stage, you s
5 ways you can save money this party season

5 ways you can save money this party season

Bars, Culture, Featured, Lifestyle
We all know how expensive it is to go out in London, here's some tips on how you can save money if you're a party animal. I may be smiling but inside I’m crying knowing that I could have made these drinks much cheaper at home, instead of having to work an entire shift to afford it! So, here they are: 1. Buy advanced tickets for a night out, so plan earlier. 2. Take a big bag so you can squeeze your coat in, save that £2 to pay for some of your meal deal tomorrow. 3. Food! Make a packed lunch before you go out. That way you save £56 on buying food after a night out in London. 4. Pack your bag with suitable footwear, so you don't need to buy a pair of flip flops on your way home. 5. Pre drink properly, but responsibly.         W
What would you do for £1million?

What would you do for £1million?

Featured, News, UK
For working Londoners, £1million seems a dream that is not even comprehendible. The average salary in the UK is £27,531, with the average in London being £48,023. However, although these numbers seem fair and liveable, the extortionate rent in London makes that fact otherwise. The average price for a one bedroom flat in London is roughly around £1,133 every month, which according to CITY A.M. means that the under 25s of the city are spending just over 60% of their entire wages on rent. This makes London the only city in the UK that spends more than half of what they earn on rent. With £1million in the bank you’d pretty much be set for a stress-free life, with even the opportunity to invest in your own career and business. But, what would people do to cop £1million? According
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