Friday, 16 January 2015

Weekly Love: Week 144

So, the first Weekly Love of 2015! It has taken me a while to get back into the swing of things, but I'm now rather energised for what is to come, and I've happily jumped head first into my freelance work for the New Year. A new publication for me contributing to is Buzzfeed, and I just wanted to thank you all for all your love you've sent my way for the first two pieces I've published over there. In case you missed them, I'm flying the flag for food in my hometown in '21 Things You Have To Eat In Canterbury Right Now' and running through some of the quirks of training in one of my favourite sports in '18 Secrets Rowers Will Never Tell You'.
1. Planning the return of my Borough Market column next month browsing their beautiful veg displays.  | 2. Wrapping up walk in a nice thick scarf on the farm.  | 3. Discovering my new ingredient obsession, Vita Coco Coconut Oil with Hemsley + Hemsley. So far, I love cooking my scrambled eggs in a teaspoon of it for great texture and flavour, and using it as a lip balm. | 4. Getting my cold pressed juice fix at the Pressed London counter in Selfridges. My favourite is Greenhouse 2. | 5. Quick lunchtime salad with a cup of tea and the new Boden catalogue. | 6. Beautiful view of St Paul's across the Thames while strolling down Southbank.

7. Baking a gluten-free version of Top With Cinnamon's Swedish Chocolate Cake. | 8. A delicious Thai vegetable curry for lunch at KITCH in Canterbury. | 9. My first Korean Barbecue since I moved back from Los Angeles at Koba in Fitzrovia. Full review to follow soon! | 10. Golden light in the church yard visiting my grandmother on a crisp January afternoon. | 11. Brainstorming Valentines Day at Borough Market with my fishmonger, Furness Fish. | 12. Currently Reading: My Paris Kitchen by David Lebovitz.

And finally, I want to leave you with Maroon 5's new video for 'Sugar', my favourite track from their latest album. So, basically one day in December the band went around crashing and performing at unsuspecting couples weddings across L.A. Even if you're not a big fan of their music, watch it and I promise it will leave you with a massive smile on your face. And Los Angeles? You're looking beautiful, by the way.

What have you been enjoying this week, and what do you have planned for the weekend? I'm hoping the weather stays cold and crisp, rather than wet and windy tomorrow so I can go out on the lake rowing, and I'm back in London on Sunday for a Chinese Afternoon Tea, which I'm rather excited about!


  1. You're on Buzzfeed… how did I miss this? What absolutely incredible news!!!! I'm so happy for you. Can't wait to follow you there as well.

  2. Wonderful links, as always - that will keep my busy this afternoon! And thanks for including me! :) xx

  3. Thanks! Though I have no idea what I'm going to write next..!

  4. Love this (as always!) that scarf is gorgeous!

    Maria xxx

  5. Vintage, kidnapped from a box of stuff I found from when my Mum was my age!

  6. You have a food society?! Where are your recommendations in the city?

  7. Love your link ups!!

    One of the biggest differences between stock and broth (especially proper broth, like bone broth) is cooking time. Bone broth is supposed to be simmered for a minimum of 12 hours to properly extract all the goodness from the bones, and so is far richer and full of goodness.

    Also, you look super sweet in the picture where you're making the gluten free cake!!

    {Teffy's Perks}

  8. A La Turka is brilliant for Turkish Food and probably my favourite and Oscar and Bently's is another great restaurant too!

  9. I have not tried Bentley's yet, because I'm a gluten-free sceptic, and I thought it was just cakes until quite recently.

    A La Turka? Where is that, I can't believe I have not actually heard of it?

  10. No they do a great menu. They are real foodies and love experimenting. Its so nice to see a restaurant with such a passion for food! Why a gluten free septic ? A La Turka was near West gate Towers but I believe it has now moved to Northgate :)

  11. I'll have to finally make it around there, after I've tried the new seafood/ shellfish/ French place that opened at the weekend in that empty unit opposite Tiny Tim's. And thanks, I'll investigate.

    Terrible gluten-free bakes, and I believe that unless you need to switch the ingredients out for health reasons, we should not be doing it!

  12. Oh yes! Someone in my food society has recommended that we go visit there - is it Cafe Juiz or something? You'll have to let me know if you do try there!

    Are there any restaurants that you have been too that you would recommend?

  13. Something like that. And I will do, I'm planning on going soon because there is nothing about it out there, even food photos.

    Tamago. Salt. They're the two not run of the mill/ everyone knows about places that are my musts at the moment! And you've read my Buzzfeed food article on Canterbury, right?

  14. I have heard Tamago is good - my vice president is begging us to go there for our next review so that may be that will be the next restaurant we try. I haven't heard that much from Salt - I'll be sure to check out the menu.
    Funnily enough 2 weeks ago my vice president shared that article on our facebook page , and ive just seen that you are the author! Small world huh!

  15. You say small world, but I'd like to find you someone in Canterbury who has not seen that feature in their Facebook news feeds by now, I find it staggering how many people have read and shared it!

    You really need to check out Salt, I've taken out of town friends there, and people have been there after reading my review and they've all loved it:

    Go there next. Seriously, I'm a little obsessed with Tamago, to be honest. I can really recommend their Kimchee Ramen, Teriyaki Salmon Bento and their Matcha Ice Cream with Red Beans.

  16. Yeah, you must be proud!
    Wow okay well I will suggest Tamago for our next visit and let you know the result! L x

  17. Can't wait to hear what you think of it!