Nunhead Garden Risotto
25 June 2018 | 8:44 am

Our lovely allotment in Nunhead is flourishing, everything is planted and now it’s all about the watering, weeding and feeding. Meanwhile we are dreaming of making one of our favourite risotto’s next month when we will be harvesting homegrown Peas, Garlic, Mint, Onions, Thyme, Bay Leaves, French Beans and Runner Beans – not a bad haul – if only white wine grew on trees we’d be laughing! Nunhead Garden Risotto Serves approximately: 4 People Preparation time: 30 Minutes Cooking time 20-30 Minutes Ingredients: ·       250g / 5oz Peas ·       250g / 5oz Broad Beans ·       100g / 3½ oz French Beans, but into small pieces ·       50g / 2oz Butter ·       3 tbsp Olive Oil ·       1tbsp chopped fresh Mint leaves ·       1 Finely chopped Onion ·       3 Finely chopped Baby Leeks ·       2 Garlic Cloves crushed ·       3-4 Sprigs fresh Thyme ·       1 long strip of Lemon Zest ·       1 Bay leaf ·       150g / 5oz Arborio Risotto Rice ·       150ml / 5oz Dry White Wine ·       750ml / 1-pint 7fl oz hot vegetable …

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Pets Corner – Park Petiquette
23 June 2018 | 7:58 am

Summer seems finally to have arrived and as the mercury rises so do the numbers of visitors to our glorious public spaces. The majority of responsible dog owners make daily, even twice daily forays to the park come rain or shine and in colder months the range of park users is fewer. However, warmer weather brings out other visitors in force: families and picnickers, those wishing to sunbathe or play games with the kids, learner cyclists, skateboarders and even Nordic pole walkers. All of these present major temptations to dogs, always on the lookout for new and exciting opportunities to scavenge or chase things that don’t belong to them. In the face of such ‘novelties’ many owners lose control and with it the respect of other park users. Recently Southwark Council implemented Public Space Protection Orders (PSPOS), with a view to cracking down on irresponsible dog owners in local parks and cemeteries. These supersede and replace any existing Dog Control Orders. According to Southwark, members of the community are tired of their children being jumped …

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The Last Word: Dr Christine Langhoff
22 June 2018 | 2:53 pm

Dr Christine Langhoff is a local resident, mum of two, clinical psychologist and director of Circle Psychology Partners and Dulwich Psychologist, a counselling and therapy service for children, adolescents, adults and couples. How long have you lived in the area? I have lived in Dulwich since 2008 when I started working as an assistant psychologist at the Maudsley. What brought you here? My first job in London. One of my friends had recommended Dulwich to me and he was quite right. We still love it. Even though commuting to various places during my doctorate was not always easy, we stuck it out. It is such a great place to live in now that we have children. I have also done away with the commuting by running my private practice in Dulwich. What do you most value about the area you live in? I love Dulwich Village as it doesn’t feel like we are living in the middle of a big city. Not only is it a wonderfully green place to live in but it is …

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Outdoor cinema season at Belair House
21 June 2018 | 5:21 pm

Night Star Cinema in collaboration with Belair House is hosting a season of summer night film screenings continuing with the 1942 romantic classic Casablanca (U) on Thursday 21 June. Screenings will be held under the stars, on the lawn of Belair House, a stunningly beautiful Georgian mansion in the heart of Dulwich Village, South London. Fully stocked bar is available serving cocktails, food, snacks & ice cream throughout the evening. Doors open from 6pm, the film programme begins at 9:15pm. Enjoy good food, music and the party atmosphere, topped off with a classic movie, and a licensed bar open ’til 1am. Remember to bring warm clothing/blankets, and something to sit on. Belair House, Dulwich Village, London SE21 7AB   Casablanca, Thursday June 21st. Doors open at 6pm. Movie begins 9.15pm. Tickets £15. Buy tickets here or in person at Belair House – limited tickets available on the night. Details of the remaining presentations at Belair House this season: Murder on the Orient Express (2017) (PG) Thursday July 26th Doors open at 6pm Movie begins at 9pm Tickets: £15 A lavish, luxurious train journey …

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