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House Curious

Lifestyle and interior shop. Social workshops for the creatively curious.

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PANCAKE DAY

Sommer Pyne

It’s pancake day tomorrow and who doesn’t like an excuse to whip up some yummy pancakes. We have some great sweet and savoury recipes to try at home and some ideas of where you can go out to treat yourself. Why not delay your celebrations and host a brunch this weekend. Shop our table and glassware for future brunch dates.

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Sweet Potato & Leek Pancakes by Anna Barnett

This versatile dish of Sweet Potato & Leek Pancakes with Smoky Baked Beans is perfect for breakfast, brunch or lunch and is even hearty enough for dinner too! It works well prepared ahead of time should you be entertaining, you can simply reheat the pancakes and beans and serve with minimal effort and fuss. For the recipe just click here.

Tom Daley’s Banana and Blueberry Pancakes

Tom Daley’s Banana and Blueberry Pancakes

Banana & Blueberry pancakes

Ideal as a treat breakfast or if you’re hosting a brunch for friends. These banana and blueberry pancakes will hit the spot. Blueberries with pancakes are a classic combo, add in some cooked bananas for the winning touch. For the recipe just click here.

Gluten Free buttermilk pancakes by Wilde Orchard

Gluten Free buttermilk pancakes by Wilde Orchard

The best gluten free buttermilk pancakes

Avoid that heavy feeling when you devour a plate of pancakes and try out these gluten free pancakes. Whether you’re gluten free or not these are definitely worth a try. Topped with fresh fruit to tick of some of your five a day you can’t go wrong. check out the recipe here.

Granger & Co - Aussie Hotcakes

Granger & Co - Aussie Hotcakes

Aussie Hotcakes

Bill Granger’s chain of sunny-side-up all-day restaurants preaches the gospel of bronzed healthy indulgence, with a line-up of goodness-packed dishes including some proper thick Aussie ‘hotcakes’. Find these ricotta-based pancake riffs among the breakfast and lunch ‘classics’, stacked up and served in mouthwatering modern style with banana and honeycomb butter. Branches in Chelsea, Clerkenwell and King’s Cross. for more info click here.

Where The Pancakes Are

Where The Pancakes Are

Where The Pancakes Are…. a not so traditional pancake house.

Pancakes are an ideal meal any time of the day or a perfect snack to revive the spirit - after school, after work, after the gym, after a gig. Where the Pancakes Are serve nutritious buttermilk pancakes – savoury or sweet, each dish a feast of colour and flavour, made with heaps of tender loving care for more info click here.

PIMPED UP FETA CHEESE TWO WAYS

Sommer Pyne

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This recipes is super easy and a great summer addition to any table. You can either add it to a cheese board for a casual affair or it goes great with grilled meats and salads. I’m all about making my life easy and this is perfect because it has the wow factor with minimal effort. The beauty of this recipe is that you can pimp it several ways with your favourite herbs and spices. Here are a couple of examples but you could pimp it with Middle Eastern spices or go for something spicy, add nuts or fruit. Below are my two go to flavours:

Lemon thyme with red wine & bay leaves salt

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Ingredients

Good quality feta cheese

Fresh lemon thyme

Lemon and rind

Nicolas Vahé Red Wine and Bay Leaves Salt

Nicolas Vahè Rapeseed oil or good quality olive oil

Cracked pepper

Method:

Place your feta cheese on a serving plate sprinkle the salt down the middle of the cheese and sprinkle around the plate. Next, add the thyme by removing leaves from the stalk, chop finely and sprinkle over the cheese. Grate the lemon rind over the cheese and then squeeze half of the lemon juice. Drizzle the rapeseed oil over the cheese and the plate, adding a sprig of thyme as garnish. 

Basil, sun blushed tomatoes with olives

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Ingredients

Good quality feta cheese

Fresh Basil

Olives

Sun blushed tomatoes

Niclas Vahè Garlic Olive Oil

Cracked pepper

Lemon

Fresh chilli (Optional)

Method

Chop the fresh basil, olives and sun blushed tomatoes.  Arrange on top of the feta cheese and then drizzle the garlic olive oil. Squeeze the lemon juice over the top, add fresh chillies if you like a kick and cracked pepper.

And that’s it. Add some crusty bread, wine and you’re good to go. Sometimes the simplest things in life give you the most pleasure.

Enjoy, Sommer x

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Flying by the seat of my pants

Sommer Pyne

Pic by Anna Barnett

Pic by Anna Barnett

How is it already Wednesday? Last week was crazy getting the last bits of the house finished, trying to push the builders out the door just as I was opening the doors to a lovely bunch of journalists for our press evening. I was flying by the seat of my pants and running around high on adrenaline. We managed to pull it all together at the very last second and it was a great success I'm pleased to say. It's amazing what you can get done under pressure! 

Pic by Sian Astely

Pic by Sian Astely

The night was very intimate with about 10 journalist and bloggers as I wanted them to get a real sense of what a House Curious workshop is all about. We gave them a sample of our first cookery workshop, The Ultimate Dinner Party Menu with Anna Barnett taking place on the 17th June. If you want to snap up the last couple of tickets then click here

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Below is a sneak peek of the Ginger Pig Slow Roasted Lamb and Black Rice Salad with Green Harissa that was on the menu. This is an absolute show stopper and will have any guest in awe. 

Ginger Pig Slow Roasted Lamb with Black Rice Salad

Ginger Pig Slow Roasted Lamb with Black Rice Salad

Absolut Elyx Swedish Death Nettle cocktail

Absolut Elyx Swedish Death Nettle cocktail

Everyone got into the spirit pretty quickly thanks to the Absolut Elyx cocktails called Swedish Death Nettle. Sounds pretty harsh but it's the perfect summer cocktail. It was a great sight seeing everyone chatting and cooking together. It's an extraordinary moment when you are so engrossed in what you are doing that you forget about your troubles from the day and that's what House Curious is all about. It's about losing yourself in the moment and finding happiness in the simple things like the act of cooking and sharing a meal together. 

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If you want to see more from the night head over to Moregeous who wrote a great overview of the night.

I'm having so much fun curating these events and I can't wait to share more with you soon. We have just launched our Candle and Calligraphy workshop, which is happening 10th July. For tickets and info click here

Have a great week and stay curious.

Sommer x