Friday, 11 July 2014

Weekly Love: Week 132

Hello again everyone! On Sunday I got back from my trip around Norway, Iceland and to Orkney, and after a few days getting everything back on track I've picked up the pace on some of the exciting projects I've been working on and I hope to bring you guys soon. In other news, both my iPhoto and my camera are still full of photos from my adventures I can't wait to share, and I'll be rolling out over the next few weeks as I work my way through them. Though I can tell you for sure, next week stay tuned for the second half of my Norway photos, including some stunning panoramas, Norwegian fish soup and one of the best cakes I've ever tasted. 
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1. Looking out over the town of Ålesund in Norway. | 2. Enjoying a traditional Icelandic lunch of smoked trout on rye baked in the ground using geothermal energy in Reykjavik. | 3. Bathing in Iceland's famous Blue Lagoon was one of the best experiences of my life. More to follow in a full blog post soon! | 4. Kicking off my Summer holiday (before we headed North and it got a fair bit colder!) with some tropical cocktails. | 5. In contrast to the cocktails, starting off my post holiday healthy eating kick with a prawn and mango salad wrap! | 6. Visiting the wonderful Balfour Castle in the Orkney islands. Full blog post on that to follow, too! 

While there is still a little elderflower around, if you head over to the Borough Market blog you'll find my recipe for a super cheap, super easy and super delicious Elderflower Granita. All you need is a saucepan, plastic tub and a fork! I actually received my degree on Wednesday (I'm now a proud graduate of the University of London with Upper Second Class Honours in English Literature!) so I'm no longer a student, so my student column for Borough Market has come to an end. However, I'll be back writing a new column that is just being finalised for the market in the Autumn, so keep your eye out for that! (I have a new column with student food starting on an exciting new website at the end of the month, and I'll be sure to keep you updated.) For now, you can find all of the recipes I have written since the beginning of the year for Borough Market here
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7. Gathering fresh produce from the vegetable gardens. | 8. A little preview of Monday's blog post, totally delicious Fiskesuppe (Norwegian fish soup) in Ålesund. | 9. Prepping some red peppers to roast for a little bit of soup action. | 10. The conservatory at Balfour Castle. I want this when I grow up! | 11. Throwing together some local strawberries, leftover whipped cream and homemade meringues for an impromptu dessert having family over. | 12. Some of my Barbecue Chicken, Bacon & Honey Mustard Skewers sizzling away on the barbecue.

What have you been doing this week, and what do you have planned for the weekend? 


  1. When you do get round to checking out food in Sydney, you have to come by Melbourne too. It's the food capital of Australia and maaaaaaaan am I excited!!

  2. I do want to come to Melbourne too, and hopefully in one trip, but the problem is that if I can only do one Sydney will win as I have more friends there than in Melbourne - you need to drag more of my friends to join you!! xx

  3. Thanks for sharing my posts :) Love your round-up as always - and that elderflower granita needs to get in my life. My Dad made some elderflower champagne for his birthday and it's rekindled my love for all things elderflower!

  4. Oh, what did he put in the champagne/ what recipe did he use? I've had a really old recipe for it open ever since the season started, but I never got around to it - I think our elderflower here on the farm is pretty much over now, but I know cooler places further North still have them!

  5. I'm not sure - it was all made up when I got there! I'll grill him for the recipe - I could use it as well!