Monday, 23 April 2018

Cocktail Hour: Cucumber & Jalapeño Margaritas

This post was created in partnership with 31 Dover. Today we're combining Margarita Monday with Cinco de Mayo prep with an easy Cucumber & Jalapeño Margarita, made with my favourite Altos Tequila and a super simple, super refreshing cucumber/ lime juice you can make regardless of if you've got a fancy juicer at home, a NutriNinja like mine, or just a bog standard food processor. Be sure to serve along with plenty of guacamole, Pico de Gallo salsa and tortilla chips (you can find my recipes for all of these in Student Eats, a couple of the Mexican Prawn Cocktails I'll be sharing on Wednesday, and a big bowl of my Homemade Chicken Fajitas.
Homemade Cucumber & Jalapeño Margaritas #margarita #cocktail #cucumber #jalapeno #tequila #cincodemayo #party #summer

Friday, 20 April 2018

Weekly Love: Week 129

For those of you who never watched it or missed a season, everyone is really excited at the moment that the original seasons of The Great British Bake Off (aka the ones with Mary Berry in them) are now on Netflix. However, I want to let you know about another, Bake Off-style baking show I've been binging and I've just finished: Zumbo's Just Desserts. It's an Aussie version of Bake Off (hosted by Rachel Khoo and famous Australian pastry chef Adriano Zumbo) focusing on patissier style cakes and desserts, which is basically Bake Off on speed with some of the most complex, beautiful and bonkers desserts out there. Queue it ready for when the heatwave breaks and we're all forced back inside again after these beautiful few days!
Weekly Love 20.04.18
1. Dinner at my parents house in Kent at golden hour (returning my car so I don't have to park it on my excessively expensive street!) | 2. A fantastic scoop of Mint Aero Gelato from the Luxury Ice Cream Company in York. | 3. Enjoying the best of spring with some beautiful blush pink roses. | 4. Lunchtime visits to Chinatown. | 5. Cherry blossoms out in full force inside the walled garden at Fulham Palace. | 6. York Minster Cathedral in the early evening light.

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Places To Eat In London: The Good Egg, Kingly Court

So, when it comes to travelling around London for food, I'm surprisingly lazy. I've known for ages that if I headed out to Stoke Newington to visit The Good Egg I'd get an amazing meal. I know people expect me to be the type of person who would travel ages for this awesome piece of food, but I'm actually really not. Stoke Newington is effort, so obviously it has taken me this long to review The Good Egg, because it has a) taken this long for The Good Egg to open up in Central London, and b) taken until the other week for a friend to choose it from the three options I usually counter with when I'm asked to suggest a dinner venue! But, now they're located on Carnaby Street's Kingly Court people like me who don't like long tube journeys can now, thankfully, sample their famous babka (I've known people to order a piece to take away and stash it in the freezer!) 
Brunch at The Good Egg, Kingly Court #goodegg #lunch #london

Monday, 16 April 2018

Places To Eat In Canterbury: Deakins

In London, I've realised I don't really go 'shopping'. Okay, so occasionally if something specific is needed but choices need narrowing down a hellish trip to Westfield will be embarked upon, but mostly for things that are not groceries things tend to be picked up all over, a White Company diffuser for the bathroom after lunch in Covent Garden here, a cashmere jumper in the Jigsaw sale on the way down Piccadilly there. But when I'm in Canterbury, shopping trips happen. Typically they're a mother daughter affair, we each have a couple of things to get on the list (but lots of browsing still happens too) and more recently as I'm no longer living at home and our trips are always a treat these days, a pre-shopping breakfast or mid-shopping lunch is key.
Calamari at Deakins, Canterbury #calamari #lunch #canterbury