Archive for May, 2012

queen of puds

Queen of Puddings (Best of British!)

Queen of Puddings is a quintessentially English milk pudding.  Perfect for any occasion, it’s easy to make, and looks pretty awesome if you do it well. History of Queen of Puddings: Well…strangely enough, this pudding wasn’t in fact invented for the Queen.  A very similar pudding, Monmouth Pudding, was first […]

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coronation chicken

Quick Coronation Chicken (Best of British!)

The first of the ‘Great British Food’ recipes we’re bringing you is…CORONATION CHICKEN.  Everyone loves a good ‘corrie chick’.  It’s a brilliantly easy, cold dish to enjoy with rice on picnics, or in the garden on a summer’s day.  And for some reason, people always find it incredibly impressive when […]

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The 10K Challenge!

We’ve all just signed up to take part in our partner charity Action Against Hunger‘s 10k  challenge.  It’s taking place on Wednesday 19th September, in Regent’s Park, and is certainly an event not to miss!! Action Against Hunger is an incredible charity, dedicated to saving the lives of malnourished children […]

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Happy National BBQ Week!

Timing is everything; everybody knows that. So could the sun really have timed his appearance more perfectly, than by appearing and establishing residence in the UK just in time for National Barbecue Week? Nope. Well that’s exactly what he’s done.  It’s sunny, beautiful, hot, and people are happy.  Enter: barbecue.  You’ve probably […]

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Housebites and the FT!

This weekend, we were lucky enough to feature in the FT!  It might be a wee bit tricky for you to read the article we’ve attached (unless you have Superman’s eyes), so if you’d like to have a read of the article, ‘A French Feast, Chez Vous’, then just click […]

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Summer Goes To Our Heads…

Summer has officially hit, and we’re a bit overwhelmed by it all here in Housebites HQ.  We’ve found ourselves replacing our usual ‘coffee runs’ for ‘ice cream runs’, gazing out of the window at the blue sky we thought only existed in Fairy Tales, and generally feeling a bit light-headed […]

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The A-List Takeaway: Housebites makes it onto the Mail Online!

With an amazing range of customers including Stephen Fry, Lily Allen and Radio 1 DJ Scott Mills, Housebites has just been referred to in the Mail Online as an ‘A-List Takeaway’ service.  We’re really excited to have such brilliant people tasting and enjoying our chefs’ cooking, and we hope that […]

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Quick Spaghetti with Sardines

This is a really great, very quick mid-week supper that can be knocked up in literally 10 minutes. Tinned fish tends to get a bad rep; in most cases this is fair, but you can get really great tinned sardines, and I always have a couple of tins on hand […]

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Happy National Vegetarian Week!

As you’ve probably noticed, at Housebites we like celebrating different foods each week, alongside the rest of the nation.  Last week it was ‘British Sandwich Week’ and ‘National Doughnut Week’ (double whammy – JACKPOT!), but this week the food world is taking a turn for the healthier…because yes, it’s National […]

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“Maille Oh Maille”! Gourmet French Takeaway Weekend is a HIT!

As many of you know, this weekend, Housebites decided to team up with legendary French chef Bruno Loubet and premium mustard brand Maille, to bring you a deliciously original French takeaway weekend! We were painfully aware that – before this weekend – French takeaway didn’t really exist in England, and […]

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