A good white for a spicy chicken salad? 


When we have people over for a Sunday salad lunch it usually involves quite a varied amount of accompliments. I’m talking about the chicken being spiced, spring onions and radishes flourishing the salad and usually some sort of truffle oil and pecorino potato dish hanging around. Basically, it’s a bugger to find a reasonable match for. 

This calls for a failsafe white, the Picpoul de Pinet. It’s pretty versatile as a white and this is great matched with light  chicken and seafood salads as well as those doused in a spicy barbecue marinade.  I like this particularly one because of its citrus and mineral notes that perfectly cut through and completment a mixture of difference foods. It’s also a bargain at £8 at Sainsburys. Bravo! 👏🏼 


Finding time to take time

bars, White wine

Some people go to Yoga. Some meditate. Others play computer games or listen to music. I go for a glass of wine and people watch. 

Whatever you do in life it’s important to always take five, ten or however long you need to sit back and claim some time for yourself. As a commuter I’ve been through so many waves of pain waiting for and on trains, feeling frustrated and running between A and C that B doesn’t even get a look in. But B is important and without it you will go stir crazy. Same goes with working at a busy job and after an early, stressful start I just need a bit of time to stop and reset. 

I’m currently sat in Sourced in St Pancras International. It’s easily the best station in London and for the last few months I’ve run in and out, completely missing that this place has had an overhaul. And it’s SO much better. More seating, a better bar area and the new staff are so super friendly it’s almost unnerving. Plus the deli has had a revamp – but still be prepared to pay an absolute fortune. I recommend the black pudding quail scotch egg. It’s small but mighty and well worth the price. I promise. 

For £6 I’ve got a delicious LARGE glass of Picpoul de Pinet that’s super fresh, zesty with really tasty lemon notes and just a cheeky hint sweetness to balance it. That’s all wrapped up in with a hug of green floral aromas around it. De-lic-ious. 
I’m watching everyone do what I’ve stopped to take a break from and it’s making me calm. Plus there are the odd moments of lovely greetings Love Actually style that make me smile. Reset achieved.