Sunday, 23 July 2017

Recipe: Roasted Nectarines with Amaretto & Vanilla Ice Cream

Today I thought I'd share a recipe and a few photos we shot the last time I was at my parents house in Kent so you could all have one of my mothers recipes for a family barbecue favourite: Roasted Nectarines (peaches also work) with Amaretto and Vanilla Ice Cream. You can do it in the oven but it is perfect on the barbecue, cooking away while you eat your main meal, and while you can serve it with whatever ice cream you happen to have stashed away, though vanilla is clearly king here. I hope you love this as much as people seem to enjoy her Classic Cheese Straws and her Soft Fruit Crumble, two of the most popular recipes here!
Making Roasted Nectarines with Amaretto & Vanilla Ice Cream | @rachelphipps

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Places To Eat In Canterbury: The Granville, Lower Hardres

No Canterbury, I have not forgotten you! I know every time I've escaped the city recently I've spent my days barbecuing and lazing around the garden (and hitting up old favourites like The Compasses Inn and The Wife of Bath), but the other weekend I finally made it out to try somewhere new: The Granville. We must have driven past this pub just outside the city so many times but never been in, so when I was invited along for lunch I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to treat my Mum for a change.
Lunch at The Granville, Canterbury | @rachelphipps

Friday, 14 July 2017

Weekly Love: Week 202

I met Mary Berry this week. I think that is literally all that is needed to introduce this fortnight's edition of Weekly Love, but because I have obsessive tendencies about the formatting of my posts that I need a good few sentences that stretch almost the width of the post, I'm going to tell you that there are now less than three (!) weeks to go until Student Eats is published, and remind you to pre-order a copy. If you want a bit of a taster before you buy, be sure to follow me on Instagram where I have been sharing some of the recipe photos from the book (you can find these right away at the #studenteatsbook hashtag), and on my stories.
Weekly Love 14.08.17
1. Testing a few recipes on the barbecue. | 2. Sunday morning Korean feasting at Bo Drake in Soho - full review coming soon! | 3. My parents new garden is full of hydrangeas at the moment and I'm slightly in love. | 4. I have found some excellent matcha soft serve in Soho by way of Tsujiri, be sure to check them out! | 5. In other soft serve news, Hotel Chocolat is serving up an incredible number from a lot of their stores nationwide (I went to Covent Garden): cocoa nib infused ice cream (which is so unusual, and so amazing) - be sure to get it with a to die for hazelnut drizzle! | 6. Celebrating all of Ebury and BBC Books' cookery authors for their 30 years of publishing cookbooks on Monday night, and Student Eats (which will be published in only 3 weeks time, have you pre-ordered yours yet?) with my amazing literary agent and editor, who really are both the reasons the book happened in the first place.

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Recipe: Steak with Pickled Jalapeño Relish

Sometimes there are recipes that change your whole way of making something. In part, Julia Turshen's celebrated book Small Victories has given me two of these: I don't think I'll ever make a different veggie lasagna to her 'A Nice Lasagna' (even though it was the first lasagna I've ever made), and now I'm not sure I'll ever cook myself a steak without making some of her Pickled Jalapeño Relish to go on the side.
Sliced Steak with Pickled Jalapeño Relish | @rachelphipps