The Friday 5: All the big things to do this weekend

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What to shop, cook, eat, drink, & do this weekend….

Guiness Chocolate truffles
It's the freakin' weekend, so make sure yours is one to remember with our pick of five things to try…

SHOP
For wool, buttons and all things craft at the Knitting and Stitching show at Olympia, London. If you're feeling a bit of a project coming on, or fancy picking up a new hobby – you'll probably find yourself some inspiration among all the bobbins and skeins.
On now until March 17. For information and tickets, visit twistedthread.com

crocodile goujons exotic meat recipe

© The Exotic Meat Cookbook



COOK
These crocodile chilli goujons. When the horse meat debacle broke, specialists sold out of the equestrian meat in hours. So as we all now have a taste for the exotic, why not give something more adventurous a go – like crocodile! Find the recipe here.

Wabi Japanese restaurant London

© Wabi



EAT
If all that Irish Stew isn't really your thang, then how about some swanky Japanese fusion food? A feast for the eyes and the mouth, the posh sushi and jasmine tea cocktails at Wabi, London, will hit the spot. Deconstructed lobster and chips anyone?
Wabi London, 36-38 Kingsway, London, WC2B 6EY. 0207 400 5400, wabirestaurants.com read our review here.

DRINK
Guinness of course! It's St Patrick's Day, which means downing green drinks in the street, along with other favourable activities. There are parades and events happening all over the country, including London, Birmingham, Nottingham, Manchester and Newcastle.

cherry blossom

© Flickr/Joe Shlabotnik

Get outside and show off your green fingers at The Big Dig



DO
Support your local community and lend a hand at The Big Dig on March 16. Up and down the country, people will be helping out to get their local community garden growing. Pick up a spade and find your nearest dig at bigdig.org.uk/

What will you be doing this weekend? Let us know....

BRITISH PIE WEEK RECIPE: CHOCOLATE PEAR

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FOOD GLORIOUS FOOD: SOMERSET CHICKEN
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