If you're one for subtitles, I need to share with you probably the best thing I have seen on television at least this year: The Outlaws. Flemish language with subtitles (called Clan in Belgium), it follows four sisters who are plotting to kill their brother-in-law, who they all call 'the prick' with good reason. The drama starts at his funeral, and in flash backs you never quite know until the end how he died, or indeed who actually killed him. It's a black comedy that had us all waiting for it to come on every week. I promise you won't regret pre-ordering or renting it to binge watch. Another summer TV love of mine that has just finished and is also a bit niche, is BrainDead. Another drama comedy from the creators of The Good Wife, bugs are taking over Washington D.C. and eating politicians brains. It offers some frankly hilarious alternative explanations for some of the things going on in American politics right now. Donald Trump, anyone?
1. Pretty pink roses to brighten things up a little. | 2. Fresh Mint Straccia Gelato at Gelupo on Cambridge Circus. | 3. Fondant brownie, salted caramel ice cream and a glass of Tattinger at The Compasses Inn in Crundale. | 4. Baking a Blueberry Clafoutis from Nadiya's Kitchen. She was kind enough to send me a signed copy, and every recipe I have tried from it so far has both been delicious, and has worked perfectly. | 5. Quenching the Indian Summer with classic St. Germain cocktails: 2 parts champagne, 1 1/2 parts St. Germain and 2 parts soda water over ice with a lemon wheel. | 6. Pesto scrambled eggs and sweet potato cakes for breakfast at The Skinny Kitchen in Canterbury.
- Here are lots of adorable pictures of a puppy frolicking around Nantucket.
- Claire explored the best of rural England in West Sussex.
- The Glitter Guide has put together a great guide to Laguna Beach.
- Important kitchen skill: how to crush garlic using just a knife and a pinch of salt.
- If you use Korean sheet masks, you seriously need to read this Racked expose.
- I probably should have realised this before, but you can go to the seaside in Japan.
- Kristabel shows us how to spend 72 hours in Geneva. Also, 48 hours in Copenhagen.
- Olivia also spent 48 hours in Copenhagen, and her guide is equally as awesome.
- I need to start seriously considering Corsica as a holiday destination.
- Margaret has written a powerful essay about the day she went to work in the World Trade Centre on September 11th, 2001.
- A man documented his first week working at Target online and it is utterly brilliant. And, Refinery 29 interviewed him once his Tumblr had gone viral.
- This is how to make freezer-friendly breakfast burritos.
- Here are the 5 different types of ice, and how to use them.
- Byron's new burger special is a fried chicken number, and they now serve homemade chicken nuggets with barbecue sauce on their main menu. Get excited.
- Kate has put together a great Instagram guide to New York (traveler tip: if you're seeking a Sprinkles Cupcake ATM, the original is outside their original bakery in Beverly Hills!)
- These Bacon, Sausage & Egg Breakfast Rolls are utter genius.
7. A frankly delicious confit pork belly, hot sauce and crispy shallot bao at Bao in Fitzrovia. | 8. Early mornings on the streets of Canterbury. | 9. Making the most of the Indian Summer on Deal Seafront during my lunch break. | 10. You know it's September when you spy Kentish Victoria plums for sale. | 11. Weeknight barbecued steaks. | 12. My first harvest of lemon chillies. Does anyone have any clue what I should make with them?
- Gray Malin has posted a great guide to California wine country. Take me there?
- Yaya and Lloyd spent the most wonderful couple of days in Watergate Bay, Cornwall.
- Also, they spent a lot more time in Alesund (Norway) than I got to, and put together a brilliant post about it (and found a lighthouse you can Airbnb!) You can ready my post here.
- A Beautiful Mess questions if you should delete old blog posts.
- Carin went to Venice with Chopard and her photos are simply stunning.
- Carrie's photos of Bath are utterly beautiful. She also took the most beautiful minimoon with her husband at Cliveden House in Berkshire.
- Sarah has put together a very helpful rundown of Autumn wardrobe essentials.
- Also, Lisette on why black clothing is always the best option.
- There are some frankly bonkers food related tourist attractions in America.
- PUNCH has put together a great guide to mixing different beers in cocktails.
- I want to make all of these flavoured sugars. Chai, anyone?
- Here are 9 Uber hacks anyone who uses the app really should know.
- Mani's latest from her exchange: 5 things she will never get used to about life in Japan.
- Love & Olive Oil teamed up with KitchenAid to renovate their kitchen and it is wonderful.
- Suzi explored the Ceylon tea trails in Sri Lanka.
- Everywhere that Joy things you ought to eat at in New Orleans.
- I've bookmarked Rose's guide to flying, booking and catching flights to refer back to basically every time I plan to get on an airplane from herein out.
- A short history of the Mason Jar.
What have you been enjoying this week, and what do you have planned for the weekend? I'm cooking just for me over the weekend, so I've got lots of recipes I've had earmarked for ages that are not really my families thing I can't wait to give a spin - starting with a brand new recipe for lazy Saturday morning soft boiled eggs, which might just give my Dippy Eggs with Anchovy Butter Soldiers a run for their money!
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by Rachel Phipps at Mode