Archive for December, 2011

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Reviews in a Word Cloud

We’ve had several hundred custmers review our service  and, more importantly, our chefs’ food. So we thought it would be nice to show the reviews in the form of a word cloud. The word cloud below has taken all the words from our chefs’ reviews and shown them in order […]

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Housebites Announced as One of the Top 20 Start Ups of 2011…

With the year slowly coming to an end, we received some fantastic news this morning. Housebites has been announced as one of the Top 20 start-ups in 2011 by Startups.co.uk – this is great news for us and we feel honoured to be given this accolade. “As Startups introduces our […]

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Housebites to the Rescue…

With only 6 days to go until Christmas Day, there’s a lot to organise (& celebrate!) We want housebites to come to the rescue and so below are the main reasons why housebites should always be your first port of call: 1. With all the festive partying & late nights, […]

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Fresh Pappardelle with Slow Roast Tomatoes and Pesto

This one’s a really simple one!  While not exactly quick, it is easy, especially once you get comfortable with making fresh pasta… We’ve given you a rough pesto recipe here, but you could leave it out, and just scatter some basil leaves over the finished dish. The secret to making […]

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Silicon Christmas

Last night saw housebites taking on perhaps our most difficult task yet …The feeding of the 500. We were asked if we could cater for a huge event, in the basement club of our office building, called Silicon Christmas. The idea was to get together people from the Internet sector who […]

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Anyone Read Nigella’s Festive Recipes in Stylist?

See the full gallery on Posterous Sitting on the tube home yesterday I finally had the chance to flick through this weeks Nigella inspired Stylist issue.  And what a treat. The ‘COOK’ section had me wishing I had some of those dishes waiting for me at home.  Most notably the […]

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The Delights of Taste Testing Our New Chefs…

So, how do we know that the chefs joining housebites are good? Well quite simply we make sure that we’ve taste tested a sample of their cooking beforehand.  It’s a hard part of the job but it needs to be done! We want our customers to have the best and […]

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Red Mullet with Roasted Aubergine Puree, Baby Tomatoes and Basil

If you want to make the dish more fancy, then include some roasted baby aubergines, a drizzle of black olive dressing (blitz up Kalamata olives, with a splash of both olive oil and good balsamic vinegar).  You could ponce things up further still by scattering a few micro herbs over […]

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Housebites Likes, Part Deux…

Following on from our earlier post of other cool foodie things that we like, we bring you Venn Street Market in SW4, Clapham. Having previously been around but in limited form only opening the last Saturday of each month, & then sadly moving to the streets of Balham, we are […]

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Taste of Christmas, Anyone?

Who’s heading to the foodie extravaganza Taste of Christmas 2011 at the Excel Centre this weekend? Housebites will definitely be there, we’d never turn down the chance to try freshly cooked goodies by the likes of Jamie Oliver and Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall.  Top restaurants will also be represented and a fine wine tasting […]

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