Indoor Chili Update – Wahaca Chilis still Going Strong and Gay Hussar Doing Well

Thanks to those lovely people at Wahaca we have had free chilis all summer long.¬† The original plants have long outgrown the kitchen window sill and are now sitting by the French windows in the lounge to catch the best of the winter sunshine. They are still in flower and fruiting even if they are […]

Wahaca’s Mexican Street Kitchen – Canary Wharf

The Mexican summer for Shipscooksstuff continued tonight at Canada Square in Canary Wharf, where the brand spanking new Wahaca Mexican Street Kitchen¬† is parked up bringing Mexican street food to the well heeled streets of London’s Docklands. The kitchen is in a refurbished 1958 Citroen HY van complete with a charcoal grill and for today […]

Wahaca Chili update

So far we have had two nice big chili peppers on the plants grown from the seeds that our favourite Mexican street food restaurant Wahaca gave us, this is one of them here He has just given his life to spice up some onion soup and very good it was too, but do not despair […]

Wahaca Chilis and Baby Fish

When we got back from Scotland yesterday, I was delighted to discover that the chili plants, we had grown from the seeds given to us by Wahaca (our favourite Mexican restaurant), were starting to flower. Hopefully we will soon have lots of lovely little home grown chilis. Mind you that wasn’t the only evidence of […]

Wahaca and Chilis

One of my favourite restaurants is Wahaca. There are about four branches in London and so far we have tried the one in Docklands at Canary Wharf and the one in Wardour Street in the west end. Wahaca is the brainchild of telly chef Thomasina Miers and the theme is Mexican street food like burritos, […]

Saturday on the South Bank

London’s South Bank has moved on a long way since I were a lad. Back when everything was in black and white it didn’t really matter that the Brutalist structures of the Royal Festival Hall, the Queen Elizabeth hall and the Hayward Gallery (which were about the only leisure developments on the south side of […]

Some Gulls Will

Eat all kind of horrible things out of the mud from the exposed bed of the Thames at low tide. We spotted two species of gull from London’s South Bank on Saturday. I was rather pleased with this picture I took of a juvenile herring gull at the extreme range of my camera lens. curiously […]