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Love Thy Neighbour

….Especially if They’re an IguanaLove Thy Neighbour 2
It’s all about love thy neighbour this week. No, not the very un-PC 70’s sitcom that most of you probably won’t remember, but rather an opportunity for us all to get to know our neighbours better as it’s Good Neighbour Day on Wednesday. It’s also Iguana Awareness Day this week which has nothing to do with anything in particular, it just seems really silly which works for us.


DRINK OF THE WEEKHazlenut Latte v2
So to celebrate these ridiculous holidays, we popped round to Gabriel Fine Art, the Café’s neighbours in Paradise Yard, Carlisle Lane SE1, and in the spirit of neighbourliness err…encouraged its lovely proprietor, Maria, to be interviewed by me (see video ) and to swing by the café this week for our drink of the week, a heart-warming Hazelnut LatteThe Gallery has also hung some of its art in the Café for all to enjoy. You certainly can’t get more neighbourly than that.


While you can apparently eat Iguanas – it’s true, I found some recipes online – The Tyger Café couldn’t possible recommend this, so instead we’re giving you Iguana Don’s Famous Guacamole Recipe instead which is at least the same colour as Iguanas. BTW I’ve no idea who Don is or why his recipe is famous, but the tenuous connection is good enough for me! Enjoy.


Iguana Awareness Day is all about learning how to keep your iguana tame and friendly and how to care for its health and personal grooming. Fancy! I didn’t know that Iguanas were into personal grooming.  I guess that’s why the day exists in the first place. Apparently, Iguana’s are said to be easy to love, but hard to care for…..a bit like some of my niece’s ex-boyfriends really.

Neighbourly Iguana-loving Moira

2 very ripe medium avocados, peeled and mashed with a fork to a chunky consistency
1 small onion, finely chopped
Chopped chillies to taste
1 tbsp. lemon juice
1/2 tsp. salt
2 medium tomatoes, de-seeded and chopped
Tortilla chips

Mix chunky avocado paste, onion, chillies, lemon juice and salt. Gently stir in tomato. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Serve with tortilla chips.