Miso Soup with Pumpkin and Onion Recipe – from The Veggie Table – All Info About Vegetarianism.
I haven’t tried this yet. Please let me know if you do by posting a comment here!
Thanks to my friend Mary for introducing me to the wicked Bat For Lashes – Mary plays violin along with two other string players to accompany the fantastic singer Natasha Khan – who played at the Cobden club last week (which didyaknow sits pretty under the shadow of the Trellick Tower building?).
“Possessing an acute understanding and command of songwriting dynamics, Natasha utilises electric guitar on controlled feedback stun, electric piano, sequenced beats and samples and her swooping, deeply affecting voice to shape her beautiful, dizzying musical universe.”(David Morrison)
Small Island by Andrea Levy is a really good read.
The story was something I knew nothing about, that is, the time of the second world war seen through the eyes of Jamaicans, both the
young men fighting in WWII as British troops and women back in Jamaica learning of all the Brits’ “good ways” and pining after being there.
The story was also a revealing insight into an English husband (sent-to-war) and wife (stayed -at- home)’s experiences of this time told in a brutally honest way. The book is written from all 4 characters’ point of views and this changing perspective is all the more revealing about each character (as they do, of course, all cross paths).
This book was moving, suprising, distressing but most impressively funny and uplifting at the same time and is well worth a read. Andrea Levy’s website.
Stumbled upon this site when trying to find out where we were moving to – our street is here and where you live in London was (probably) also mapped in 1899 by Charles Booth using his ‘Poverty Classification’ – notice the lowest class isn’t just classifed as low class but also “Vicious, semi-criminal.” or less low class, “Chronic want.”
Charles Booth Online Archive
(Dark blue/black denotes the poorest areas, red the richest.)