Friday, 30 September 2016

Weekly Love: Week 183

This weekend, I'm launching my new monthly newsletter full of seasonal recipes, delicious links, mini cookbook reviews, and other updates. It will land in your inboxes on the first Sunday of every month, and I've had so much fun putting together the first edition. You can sign up here (people who were on my old mailing list in 2013 might already be on there), and be sure to let me know what you think of the content, the format etc. (or tell me what you'd like to see!)  by either replying directly to the email, or by sending me a tweet.
Weekly Love 30.09.16[1]
1. Smashed avocado, bacon and poached eggs for breakfast at The Skinny Kitchen in Canterbury. | 2. 5 o'Clock sips with Cookie + Kate's Rosemary Gin Fizz. | 3. Weekend dippy eggs with mustard, caper and chive butter from Nadiya's Kitchen. | 4. Looking up at some of the beautiful old facades in Canterbury. | 5. £5 (!) dark pink roses to brighten up the kitchen table. | 6. Sweet, tiny (we have not had enough rain this year) blackberries in the hedgerows which we've been eating straight from the bush on our afternoon walks, or using in red wine and blackberry jellies from A Change in Appetite.

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Recipe: Caramelised Apple & Cinnamon Dutch Baby Pancake

I woke up this morning to Autumn sunlight streaming through my bedroom window, and mist rolling over the fields. It was cool and crisp outside when I opened the kitchen door, and we had to sweep fallen leaves off of the patio table to make space for the basket when it was time to hang up the washing. Today is one of my work from home days, so to kick the day off right I decided to make Autumn in a bowl: a single serving cinnamon dutch baby pancake, topped off with quick, pan caramalised new season British Worcester apples and a spoonful of thick, rich crème fraîche, which melts a little into cream when it hits the warm pancake. 
Caramelised Apple & Cinnamon Dutch Baby Pancake with Creme Fraiche | @rachelphipps

Monday, 26 September 2016

How I Earn Money Off Of My Blog (2016 Edition)

It has become a bit of a tradition that every year I sit down and give you all an update on how exactly I make money from blogging. It has been a year since I unintentionally put full time blogging on pause to take a part time job in politics, and along with the natural changes in blogging, this means that this years numbers are again very different from what we've seen in previous years. If you're simply a blog reader who is interested, or a blogger yourself looking to monetize your own sites, I hope you find this post helpful!
How I Earn Money Off Of My Blog (2016 Edition) | @rachelphipps

Friday, 23 September 2016

Recipe: Indian Spiced Potato Wraps with Easy Raita & Spicy Slaw

I think India makes some of the best vegetarian food. Usually at home when we have wraps where everything is brought to the table and we build our own for dinner we have chicken fajitas (probably our number one Saturday night family supper!) However, while you can make a veggie version fajitas are always better with meat. So, this is my new veggie go to: delicately spiced Indian-style potatoes, an easy, cooling raita, spicy slaw and a couple of handfuls of fresh mint, all wrapped inside a naan-style wrap.
Indian Spiced Potato Wraps with Easy Raita & Spicy Slaw | @rachelphipps