Okay, so I've got another television recommendation for y'all. We're y'all-ing because we're heading down to Charleston for Reckless. I've got a soft spot for legal dramas and Southern shows in general, but aside from the great characters, dialogue and interesting re-occuring case load what I'm obsessed with is our leading lady Jamie Sawyer's wardrobe. So she may not be as awesome in the courtroom as Alicia Florrick, but she dresses so much better. Think all red, white and black ensembles, bright red lips, killer heels and Kate Spade handbags. The costume designers for this show had her bang on from her very first court date.
1. Absolutely revelatory Kimchee Ramen at Tamago in Canterbury. A full review of one of the most exciting meals I've had in ages on Monday. | 2. Meal planning out of some of my current favourites: The Lemonade Cookbook, One Cook and Her Cupboard (cookbook corner feature coming soon!), The Kitchen Diaries I & II and The Recipe Wheel. | 3. Making the simply delicious Blueberry Smoothie (among other brilliant recipes) from my friend Izy's new cookbook. I'm reviewing that one soon, too, and you can buy it HERE. | 4. Harvesting damsons to make damson gin. It is currently in the larder, and will be ready December 1st. Needless to say I'm excited! | 5. Don't eggs, avocado and tea make the perfect weekend breakfast? | 6. Getting lost in the latest novel by my favourite author with a crisp glass of Touraine.
- Over at Menuspring I've shared some of my favourite London eats and dishes.
- Honestly YUM have taken it upon themselves to catalogue the Bay Area's best sandwiches.
- Williams-Sonoma have put together a fantastic piece for their blog on how to taste olive oil. They have also written an interesting piece on why olive oil certification matters.
- How To Have Fun In London This Autumn Without Spending A Penny.
- Jenna Lyons sits down with Into The Gloss to talk skincare and what makes J.Crew sexy.
- I'm head over heels for Sugarcomb's amazing Seattle office space.
- David Lebovitz takes a tour of France. There is food and brilliant commentary involved. (Part 2)
- The Glitter Guide staff share some of their favourite college memories, which have made me really, really nostalgic for my time at UCLA. American schools do school spirit in the best way.
- 11 awesome things to do in Los Angeles this September.
- If you're looking for somewhere to stay on a trip to London and my review of the citizenM on Bankside and it's Scandi functionality don't suit you, Saff & Ade's review of their night at the hotel Shangri-la in The Shard really takes you down the luxury route.
- Beef Club in Paris is now officially on my to try list.
- In case you have not seen it yet, Benedict Cumberbatch gives the best drunken awards speeches.
- Refinery 29 have put together the ultimate guide to new Autumn television shows.
- More from Refinery 29, they have put together a brilliant looking locals guide to Oxford. They have also put together a great local's guide to Santa Monica. (Though, I'd give Huckleberry Cafe a miss; I find it seriously overrated!)
After my Summer hiatus, I'm back on the Borough Market Blog with a brand new column, sharing recipes and kitchen hacks for those of us who are short on kitchen space and equipment. Click through to read about some of the more cramped kitchens I've rented in London over the past couple of years, and for my recipe for a One Pan Sausage Roast with End of Summer Vegetables. If you're after a few more of my one pan roast dishes, be sure to check out my Mediterranean Roast Chicken, this Sausage & Onion Roast with Mustard Sauce and this Greek Lamb Pattie & Vegetable Tray Bake recipe. Stay tuned for my next recipe this month!
7. A simply sublime, as ever dinner at The Goods Shed in Canterbury. Shown here, Scallops with Crispy bacon and a brilliant Chickpea Puree. | 8. End of the season tomatoes from the greenhouse. | 9. Harvesting the first pumpkin that has been finding its way into a lot of my cooking. | 10. Finding out about JING Tea with the team at a tea tasting in London. More to follow soon! | 11. Hanging out at my amazingly talented friend Natasha's book party for her second novel Memory Keepers which I can't wait to start reading. Congratulations hun! You can get your own copy HERE. | 12. Baking the Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies that went down a storm at the book party.
- The TIG has posted a simply fantastic insiders guide to the Amalfi Coast. Also, Paris.
- Speaking of Italy, Claire has peppered her Venice post with helpful tips for visitors.
- Refinery 29 has gone back and found personal style photos from the very beginnings of some of the internets top style bloggers. It is actually quite refreshing to see, actually! They've also put together a very funny, and very true piece about the problems with dating in London.
- Lucy takes us inside Gothenburg's botanical gardens.
- In case you wanted to look inside some lovely Parisian apartments. (via Carin)
- Sophie took the most amazing road-trip across the American South for her honeymoon.
- Joy has put together a lovely and helpful post on how to survive Mondays.
- What is the difference between Mexican and Spanish Chorizo?
- Tania has put together a roundup of some of her favourite Sydney food & fashion spots.
- Carrie has written a great post on body image and feeling good in your own skin. Go read!
- Victoria shares some of the best places and dishes she ate in Iceland. (You can see all my foodie posts from Iceland this Summer here. You can see Victoria's amazing trek-trip diary here.)
- My super talented bestie Nicole photographed the all white PopUp Dinner in Brooklyn.
- 11 things you need to know about shopping at an America grocery store.
- Rose has posted some simply stunning photos out over the Swiss mountains.
- This amazing video shows an egg being poached from inside the saucepan.
- Jacintha takes us on a beautiful, siders tour of The Hague.
- Nicole has posted a simply stunning Hong Kong photo diary.
What have you been enjoying this week, and what do you have planned for the weekend? I've got a bit for recipe development to be getting on with, and I want to spend a bit of time with my parents as they've been away in France (yes, they left me behind!) over the last week.