Tom LeightonThe sun is back again, just in time for the August Bank Holiday and something is afoot in Camberwell!There are rumours that Frank’s Bar (they of the Peckham car park and ridiculous queue fame) and the Anchor and Hope on The Cut are taking over the now departed Recreation Ground.  Finger’s crossed it’s as successful as these places are.

Now. It’s also confession time. I didn’t run At Home in July. It was so hot that people cancelled on me at the last minute, and a lot of people were away. So this means that this month’s menu is almost the same as the one I was going to do in July. I spent quite a lot of time getting it right so seems a waste to not use it! The menu this month is inspired by some of my more random travels and loves. So Bourbon from Kentucky, a fantastic Finnish soup that is a summery version of Cullen Skink and Florentines, which I fell in love with when I tried them from a shop in northern Spain.

As mentioned before, there are a few changes in how we will present the food. Because of licensing rules, we absolutely have to be out of House by 11pm. To make this a bit easier, I’ll be serving each course in big dishes for each table from now on and you can serve yourselves. We’ve tried this before and people seem to like it. It’s a bit quicker, and more sociable! There will also be one less course, but slightly bigger portions all round, and a cocktail to start. Hopefully everyone’s a winner!

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Granola Florentines by Tom Tom

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MENU for At Home By Tom Tom @ House.

Friday 30th August, 2013 @ House.

Kentucky iced tea cocktail. Tea with home grown mint, lemon and the finest bourbon. Perfect for a hot summer’s day.


Broad bean mint and feta salad. Mint, still home grown. Feta, locally bought of course!


Lohikeitto- Finnish Salmon Soup (A stunningly tasty summer soup I ate by the bucket-load when I was Woofing by a lake in Finland!). Served with rye bread of course!


Cheeses of various sorts from Cannon and Cannon.


Raspberry syllabub with home made shortbread.

Granola Florentines. I first made these when I got the recipe for granola wrong, but these are so very right! Have one with coffee.