All posts tagged: #NewTradition

#NewTradition #8 – Strawberries and Cream at Wimbledon

Not a new tradition, I know, but strawberries and cream has to be the most famous tradition of Wimbledon. Every single person that I have asked over the last week or so has said that first, following with ‘I just love it’, of course. I had a Lavazza Afternoon Coffee party at the weekend and rather than just serving strawberries and cream in a bowl, I wanted to do something a bit different but not so different that it would take away from the utterly amazing and simple combination that is strawberries and cream. So I turned it into a cake. You may know that I am currently on a gluten free diet. It has been four weeks since I gave it up but I have to say that my cake was too tempting on Sunday. It was looking at me, shouting ‘eat me Sarah, EAT MEEEE’. So I just had to. And I don’t have a single regret about it. This really is the perfect show stopping cake and I would recommend it for …

#NewTradition #7 – Hosting a Lavazza ‘Afternoon Coffee’ Party

Day eight at Wimbledon. The players had a rest yesterday due to an old Wimbledon tradition of no play on the first Sunday. But they are back today and raring to go. Food for Think’s Opponent drew gasps of delight from the crowd as she walked on court with what one can only describe as a high fashion outfit today. The players warm up with five minutes until the game commences, with Food for Think to serve first. You may or not have been following the French Open over the last couple of weeks. This is when I really start to get excited as it signals that Wimbledon is on the way. Yesterday we jumped in the car and headed to our friends flat to host a mini Lavazza Afternoon Coffee Party. The idea? To spend the afternoon living the Italian lifestyle through Lavazza’s sense of sociability. I also wanted to share the culture of real Italian coffee through Lavazza’s brand values of excellence, tradition, innovation and experience with my friends. So we boxed up …

#NewTradition #6 – Andy Murray’s Gluten Free Diet

“Quality of life begins with the quality of food that sustains it.” It recently emerged that Andy Murray had followed his Serbian friend/rival Novak Djokovic by giving up the evil gluten, claiming that it had enhanced his performance. I believe him. I gave up gluten for 3 months last year (and have been on the diet again for the last 4 weeks) and it has improved my performance too. I am running a minute a mile quicker than I was this time last year and I don’t feel as sluggish, which used to stop me from wanting to work out. I am training for a half marathon at the end of October and the London Marathon next year and I know that by eliminating gluten out of my diet, I will perform better. Right now I am sat on the 5th floor in Harrods, sipping a frothy cappuccino, topped with a beautiful latte art leaf, admiring the beautiful staff and classy customers enjoying their Italian treats at the Lavazza café in Harrods. On my right …

#NewTradition #5 – Chocolate Orange Biscotti with Mocha Dipping Sauce

A Modo Mio – My Way Last night I attended a fantastic master class, held by Lavazza, at the Cambridge Satchel Company pop-up store in Covent Garden. As well as meeting some of the (lovely!) competition, we were treated to a session learning not only how to make our own cafe standard coffee, but also some quick, easy and delicious coffee based sweet treats, including one monster containing Nutella, Lavazza espresso, whipped cream and chopped nuts – WOW! I was extremely impressed with the result of my milk frothing and cannot WAIT to be able to make this standard of coffee from the comfort of my own home. As well as attending the master class, I also took some home made biscotti and mocha dipping sauce into work yesterday. I think I have been keeping my workmates happy over the last few days. So far I have kept them entertained with my Popping Candy Lavazza Espresso Chocolate Truffles and they have also had the bonus of enjoying biscotti with their afternoon cup of coffee. I …

#NewTradition #4 – Lavazza Espresso Chocolate Truffles

Day four at Wimbledon. The grass courts are starting to look a little worn but the players look bright eyed and bushy tailed. The crowds are anticipating the start of the next match between Food for Think and her opponent. There are a few umbrellas lurking as we are in for a sprinkling of rain today. Let’s hope it doesn’t cause too much disruption. The players step onto the court, the ball boys and girls run into position. The opponent to serve. Food for Think squats into position, bouncing from side to side, swivelling the racket between her hands. The opponent serves and Food for Think reacts quickly and hits the ball cross court to start the rally. Coffee and chocolate is an old tradition. The flavours compliment each other so well and there are thousands of variations on this pairing but I thought I would add my own twist when creating these truffles. I stumbled upon a pot of popping candy on the baking isle at the supermarket and it took me back to …