Monday, 19 March 2018

9 Of My Favourite Independent Shops in Canterbury

This post was created in partnership with Canterbury BID. I spend so much time telling you that you should hop on the High Speed from St. Pancras and enjoy lunch at some of my favourite places to eat in Canterbury (you need to try the egg sandwiches at The Naughty Egg, my favourite Greek food is at Zeus (forget anywhere Greek I've tried in London!) and I'm still obsessed with The Skinny Kitchen, though great news they're opening in Boxpark Croydon soon!) but I don't spend nearly enough time telling you where you should check out once you're there. I may live in Zone 2, but I actually do most of my shopping when it comes to gifts and home ware in Canterbury independents. So today, I thought I'd share 9 of my local favourites!
Madame Oiseau, Canterbury #chocolate #canterbury

Friday, 16 March 2018

Weekly Meal Plan #6: Make-ahead Lunches

Something a little different for this fortnights Weekly Meal Plan, I've decided instead of planning your dinners every weeknight, this week I thought starting on Sunday night I'd plan your make-ahead lunches for the week ahead. You can of course eat all of these for dinner (anything can be made night time suitable with the addition of a good glass of wine, I've found), so by following this easy plan you have both a week of great dinners ahead of you, and you get to be the smug person with the fancy packed lunch every day next week!
Weekly Meal Plan Make-ahead Lunches

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Lunchtime at The Kitchen, Old Spitalfields Market

We Londoners are lucky that we have some of the best street food in the world tube stop away. We're also very lucky that some of our cities best street food vendors have morphed into some of the worlds best restaurants (here is looking at you Bao!) So, when I heard that some sort of hybrid; small, professional kitchens out in the open, surrounded by more street food stalls had opened up in Old Spitalfields Market, I put a note in my diary that I must stop by for lunch with some old favourites, and new discoveries.
Chicken Tacos from Breddos Tacos at The Kitchen at Old Spitalfields Market #tacos #breddostacos #london #streetfood

Monday, 12 March 2018

Recipe: Cold Korean Noodle Bowl

Let us talk about my new favourite, make-ahead lunch that makes the most of fridge leftovers and store cupboard ingredients: my Cold Korean Noodle Bowls. The only thing you have to have in stock for sure is some type of noodle and a handful of kimchee. I've adapted these a fair bit from my favourite book on Korean cooking, Our Korean Kitchen (you can read more about it in my review here), and the below recipe makes for a great template for what you have leftover. The shreds of crispy duck and spring onions in this bowl, for example, were leftover from a big Chinese takeaway where we massively over ordered! 
Cold Korean Noodle Bowls with Soft Eggs & Crispy Duck #korean #noodles #bowlfood #duck #eggs #soba

Friday, 9 March 2018

Weekly Love: Week 126

One for my American readers today: finally, almost a year after it was published here in the UK, Student Eats is available to pre-order (it is out on June 26th) in the USA! (You can pre-order your copy here!) I never really thought about anyone but a British audience when I wrote the book; my own American college experience taught me people either lived in dorms where you can't cook, or actually had pretty decent skills if they lived out. However, since the book came out over here I've found this is simply not the case, quite a few of you were after a great, student cookbook, especially as a gift for college-bound family members. I can't wait for you to get your hands on it, and sorry about the long wait (blame my publishers, not me!)
Weekly Love 09.03>
1. Apparently Kelly and I were the first people to order the FC Deluxe Platter at Fancy Crab. It was totally worth it, and look out for a review of this fantastic seafood restaurant coming soon! | 2. A throwback to our bloggers day out to the Kew Gardens Orchid Festival (finishing this weekend, you can still grab tickets!) | 3. Cold, crisp but gloriously sunny walks through the Kentish countryside. | 4. Spring blooms's putting a smile on my face. | 5. Some of the best pasta I've ever had at Pastaio in Soho - again, another review to look out for! | 6. Camilla posted her first Instagram. Obviously it was about how unimpressed she is with her humans.

Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Places To Eat In London: Vietfood, Chinatown

It was recently brought to my attention that for someone who does not see things made with the holy trinity of garlic, chilli and ginger, or that have not been seasoned with soy sauce rather than salt as traditional home cooking, I spend a hell of a lot of time in Chinatown. I'm actually working on a guide to my favourite places to eat and shop when I'm in the area, but for now when Chinatown reached out and asked if I wanted to go for dinner in the district to celebrate (a little belatedly I admit!) Chinese New Year I decided to buck the trend and go for somewhere I'd had my eye on for a while (their queues at lunchtime rival those at Bubblewrap!): Vietfood. I wanted to show that there was more to Chinatown than just Chinese food and flavours.
Chargrilled Lemongrass Chicken Wings at Vietfood, Chinatown #vietnamese #chinatown #london

Monday, 5 March 2018

Student Suppers: 10-Minute Chickpea Tikka Masala

I know not everyone relishes in the task of cooking dinner as much as I do. Even when I was working 9 to 6, I still looked forward to getting home and cooking myself something tasty, from scratch (with ample leftovers for the next day as my desk lunch, of course!) no matter how tired I was. Unless it was a Friday night and I wanted to curl up with something from Deliveroo and TGI Thursdays (hello fellow Grey's Anatomy/ Scandal/ How To Get Away With Murder fans), I pretty much always cooked. But you're not me, so I was really excited when the guys at the UK edition of Refinery 29 got in touch asking me if I could come up with three weeknight recipes you can make for under £5 each, and in only 10 minutes start to finish!
Vegan Chickpea Tikka Masala #vegan #indian #chickpea #curry #tikkamasala

Friday, 2 March 2018

Weekly Meal Plan #5: One Pan Suppers

This is one for all you washing up dodgers out there! This week, I'm sharing five easy weeknight recipes where all you need to cook them is one large saucepan, baking tray or casserole dish. I find cooking like this on a weeknight (especially now I no longer own a dishwasher so do all the washing up by hand) so much easier, and it really cuts down on my workload. So, get ready to start your shopping list, and perhaps use this as an excuse to treat yourself and Amazon Prime a new Le Creuset Casserole (I would be lost without mine!)
Weekly Meal Plan One Pan Suppers

Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Places To Eat In London: Chicama, Chelsea

There are lots of places to eat in London that are Instagram famous. You see their aesthetic interiors, pretty plates and perfectly composed, flat-lay ready dishes again and again in your feed, and they become just that, Instagram hotspots. I think people forget that they're in a restaurant. One such restaurant you've probably seen pop up in your feed, probably without even realising it is Chicama in Chelsea. This was the location for our first Mummy/ daughter lunch of the year, and while I did not shoot that famous 'gram (you know which one I mean), I did take loads of photos of one of the most delicious meals with unique flavours and flawless service I've had for ages because I need to urge you to go. Chicama is so much more than just a pretty picture.
Tuna Tostadas at Chicama, Chelsea

Monday, 26 February 2018

Recipe: Spiced Aubergine with Barley, Yogurt & Pomegranate

This post was created in collaboration with Appletiser. Do you know how many recipes there are for Middle Eastern style aubergine in Google, with some sort of yogurt/ herb/ pomegranate concoction on top? To save you sifting through all of them, I thought I'd provide you with one easy template you can use for whatever you happen to have in stock. What is more, at the end of it you'll get a fridge clearing supper for one or two of you, that ticks at least one box on the fruit and veg front, and contains no added sugar. For the rest of this year I'll be teaming up with Appletiser to bring you a new weeknight meal every month to help you pack in those veggies and cut down on the amount of added sugar you use in your everyday cooking.
Middle Eastern Spiced Aubergine with Barley, Yogurt & Pomegranate #aubergine #eggplant #middleeastern #barley #pomegranate #yogurt

Sunday, 25 February 2018

Cocktail Hour: Earl Grey French 75's

This post was created in partnership with We Are Tea. Okay, so I need to apologise. I promise that as it gets warmer I'll start bringing you every variation of a margarita under the sun, but for now, in case my Classic French 75's, my Clementine French 75's, or my Italian 75's were not enough, I've got my new favourite way to drink a French 75: infused with Earl Grey tea. It's like a boozy Arnold Palmer, and I'm slightly in love. We had dinner at Cafe Murano St James on Valentines Day and with dessert I ordered a French 75 off-menu. The elderly couple next to us at the bar were fascinated, I had no idea my favourite was such a niche choice!  
How To Make a Earl Grey French 75

Friday, 23 February 2018

Weekly Meal Plan #4: Everyday Vegetarian

I had lunch a couple of months ago with someone who said they liked how my recipes were not really meat heavy, but were also not overtly vegetarian. So, this week for my Weekly Meal Plan I've decided to highlight five weeknight recipes that happen to be vegetarian without even trying to be, and that I think will still satisfy the meat eaters in your life, even if you usually dish up something without meat in to them and you're met with protests, complaints and queries (if you eat meat, but you prefer to eat mostly veggie, you've been there too!) Tell them that eating this way is both cheaper and healthier, and let them be amazed by the flavours!
Weekly Meal Plan Everyday Vegetarian

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

23rd Annual Orchid Festival at Kew Gardens & Thai Afternoon Tea

So, it got sunny and then got colder again (can it be spring already?) but don't worry: I have the perfect day out to cure your winter blues. If you hop on the District Line really far out to Kew Gardens, you'll find until 11th March their 23rd Annual Orchid Festival in the Prince of Wales Conservatory (the 11th also happens to be Mothers Day, so you could totally book tickets for you and your Mum if she loves orchids, and what Mother doesn't?) While I took loads of photos (below!) so readers around the country and across the world won't miss out, if you're in or around London you really need to see it in person to get the full effect!
Hanging Orchids at the Kew Gardens Orchid Festival 2018 #orchids #kewgardens #london

Monday, 19 February 2018

What To Buy and Bake For Your Mum This Mother's Day

Mother's Day is on 11th March this year, and this year I've actually been organised enough (!) to bring you all a guide full of gift suggestions, my picks of gift subscriptions, hampers, chocolates, flower arrangements and baking recipes for you to gift to/ look forward to doing with/ bake for your Mothers and Grandmothers in a couple of Sunday's time. However, this is just a rough guide if you're stuck for ideas. The best gifts money can't really buy, and doing something nice like doing the washing up, bringing breakfast in bed or picking some wild flowers will make all the difference if you're home. I was actually born on Mothers Day, and for my Mama, her first grandchild I think was the best gift she ever received!
Mothers Day Gift Guide 2018 #giftguide #mothersday

Sunday, 18 February 2018

Places To Eat In London: Oldroyd, Islington

As it currently stands, 'The List', a, well, list of all the places I want to go and eat in London stands at 153 entries. There are already 175 restaurant reviews on this blog over the 8 years I have been writing it, and while I am lucky enough to be one of 'those people' who gets invited to review some places for free, I just eat out because I love it. However, as much as I'd love to spend all my money on eating out I still need clothes to wear and rent to be paid on my beautiful West London flat, so this year I'm going to make it my mission to try more of London's set menus. Today we're starting at Oldroyd in Islington where on a weekday lunchtime you can get three incredible, seasonal courses for the £19 one of them should really be worth.
£19 Set Lunch at Oldroyd, Islington

Friday, 16 February 2018

Weekly Love: Week 125

Happy Chinese New Year! May your evening be full of hot pot, homemade prawn toasts, or at least your favourite takeaway (I had some last night, as I'm off out for dinner again tonight!) In totally unrelated news, podcast fans who happen to have an Audible account listen up: for members, they have launched a series of free podcasts, and while it is the only one I've listened to so far, 10 episodes in I'm totally hooked onto true crime number West Cork. I've also got Stephen Fry talking about the English language and a documentary on the dark web in my queue, and if you're not a member yet, it is worth signing up for a free trial so you get a month to access these (plus a free Audiobook!) You can do this here.
Weekly Love 16.02.18
1. 10/10 lunching on Peruvian seafood at Chicama in Chelsea, review coming soon! | 2. Exploring the Orchid Festival at Kew Gardens. I took so many photos, so again one to look out for. | 3. Shopping for original Harry Potter graphic design prints at the House of Minalima in Soho (see my links below) - be sure to check out more of my snaps from this amazing gallery in my Instagram moments (click here if you're on mobile!) | 4. Enjoying the amazing, three course, £19 set lunch at Oldroyd in Islington - again, another review to look out for! (I've really been winning on the content creation front in the last few weeks!) | 5. Getting all dressed up for an incredible Valentines Day dinner at Cafe Murano in St. James. I did not take any pictures, but the food was fantastic - go, and don't miss out on the risotto and veal plate. | 6. Camilla obstructing bed making by making herself at home on my rainbow blanket.

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Chinese New Year: How To Make An Easy Chinese Hot Pot

This post was created in partnership with Livingbox. As my friend Eddie and I sat down for my first ever experience of Chinese hot pot last September, he told me how one of his Chinese housemates had made hot pot at home, setting a big pot of gently bubbling, aromatic soup in the middle of the table, heading to the local Asian supermarket for a selection of veggies, seafood and impossibly thin pieces of meat for everyone to dip in the broth. We had a highly enjoyable and satisfying meal, so it was obvious to me that when Chinese New Year came around (it's on Friday, fyi) again I'd try my hand at making my own hot pot at home.
How To Make Chinese Hot Pot for Chinese New Year #hotpot #chinese #chinesenewyear

Friday, 9 February 2018

Weekly Meal Plan #3: Breakfast for Dinner

Doesn't eating foods usually had for breakfast at dinner time always make the meal feel so much more like a treat? I think this sort of thinking is what we ought to be bringing to our weeknights, and as I'm more of a savoury person over sweet anyway this week for my Weekly Meal Plan I've chosen five of my favourite breakfast and brunch recipes that would also make totally respectable fun weeknight dinner options. (This also doubles up as a post on how to eat eggs for dinner every night next week without actually realising it as I've tried to put as much variety as possible into my selection - be sure to buy a couple of big boxes!)
Weekly Meal Plan Breakfast For Dinner

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Valentines Day: Rose and Pomegranate G&T's

This post was created in partnership with 31 Dover. I know I've said this several times before, but I have a new way to drink gin and tonics. My new jam is to sub out some of the gin with a flavoured liquor (how much I switch out depends on the liquor) for a G&T with a twist. I spend a while adding a splash of Mighty Fine Things' Plum & Cardamom Liqueur along with my house favourite Gin Mare, now we're getting closer to Valentines Day I've switched to Edinburg Gin Distillery's pretty pink new Rose and Pomegranate number.
Rose and Pomegranate G&T's #ginandtonic #rose #pomegranate #gin #valentinesday

Monday, 5 February 2018

Places To Eat In London: SuperStar Korean Barbecue, Fitzrovia

As many of you may already know, my favourite food is Korean food, and probably my favourite and best food experience/ meal I've ever had was my first taste of Korean food and Korean barbecue when I stumbled into Soot Bull Jeep in Los Angeles' Koreatown (I say stumbled because at the time we had no idea it was one of L.A.'s most celebrated barbecue joints!) So, obviously, when the team at SuperStar Korean Barbecue on the border of Covent Garden and Fitzrovia (you know, one of those big glass restaurants by Tottenham Court Road and the Google offices, it used to be Jamie Oliver's Union Jacks?) got in touch to see if I wanted to stop by for dinner, I jumped at the chance to continue my mission to find a go-to barbecue joint in the city.
SuperStar Korean Barbecue

Thursday, 1 February 2018

9 Years Of Rachel Phipps + A (Smaller) Winter Citrus Pavlova

Everyone keeps telling me that the fact my blog turns 9 years old today is a big deal. I'm excited for next year when we hit the big 1-0, but if anything I feel that 9 candles means I've just hit my stride. It's a bit of a tradition that on 1st February each year I put together some sort of celebratory recipe, so this year I thought I'd take the best of the winter citrus (hello blood oranges, that only seem to come out slightly tinged whenever I'm buying them!) and turn them into a showstopper (but small enough for everyday) pavlova, studded with pomegranate jewels and flavoured with lemon curd, finished with a scattering of fresh mint.
Winter Citrus, Pomegranate & Mint Pavlova #pavlova #bloodorange #dessert #pomegranate #mint #meringue

Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Pancake Day: Creamy Mushroom Savoury Dutch Baby Pancake

Pancake Day is imminent. In case you don't fancy making my Hoisin Duck WrapsNorwegian Surmelkslapper with Strawberry Compote, my Caramelised Apple Dutch Baby Pancake, my Banana and Nutella Dutch Baby Pancake, or my Gingerbread and Pomegranate Dutch Baby Pancake, I have taken inspiration from the new Smitten Kitchen Every Day cookbook for a savoury way to enjoy (yet another!) Dutch Baby for your main course, before you move onto the more traditional butter/ lemon/ sugar number for dessert (I've got a serves one recipe for this in Student Eats if you need one!) I've made it serves one, so you can make each one in little enamel dishes so you can make more of an event out of this years Shrove Tuesday!
Creamy Mushroom Savoury Dutch Baby Pancake for Pancake Day  #dutchbaby #pancake #mushroom #pancakeday

Friday, 26 January 2018

Weekly Love: Week 214

This week I thought I'd share some of my favourite Netflix/ Prime shows at the moment, in case you're at a loss for what to watch this weekend! If you're into dystopia watch What Happened To Monday (made for Netflix films can be a bit hit and miss, so recommendations are needed!) However, what is not hit and miss is Netflix drama, so it is no secret that I'm on a total The Crown binge right now - how did I not know this all about the royal family? I've never seen the original, but if you loved Gossip Girl (same creators), Dynasty will be right up your street. For Fire Stick users like us who have Prime if you're after something procedural (and you loved Californication, also the same creator) watch Lucifer from the beginning, and thank me later!
Weekly Love 26.01.18
1. Walking through streets of beautiful painted doorways in Notting Hill. | 2. Leftover buttermilk biscuits, bacon and scrambled eggs for weekend brunch. | 3. Beautiful blooms on a rainy day in Covent Garden. | 4. Kick starting my mornings with spiced banana smoothies from Press at Fulham Whole Foods. | 5. More beautiful streets in Notting Hill. | 6. Danish lunching at Snaps + Rye in Westbourne Grove.

Wednesday, 24 January 2018

5 Quick & Easy Weeknight Recipes (Free eBook Download!)

As many of you already know, on the first Sunday of every month I send out a newsletter packed full of seasonal recipes, blog recommendations, mini cookbook reviews and restaurant recommendations. I thought it might be nice to thank my email subscribers, show a bit of appreciation if you will, so, from today, if you sign up to the Rachel Phipps Monthly Newsletter you'll get a free eBook emailed to you with five, never been seen before weeknight recipes! I've tried to include something for everyone, with vegetarian, pescetarian, vegan and gluten free recipes. Also, each recipe takes 35 minutes or less (!) serving 1-2 people.
Kimchee Fried Rice #korean #rice #kimchee #friedrice #dinner #weeknight

Monday, 22 January 2018

Places To Eat In London: Snaps & Rye, Westbourne Park

On Tuesday, Kelly and I braved the biting cold to meander our way from Notting Hill Gate, all the way down almost to the very bottom of Portobello Road to find Snaps & Rye, a small Danish restaurant with big accolades we'd both had on our 'to try' lists for a while. In the mornings they serve Nordic twists on brunch time classics, at lunchtime a selection of small plate, traditional plates and smörgås open sandwiches, and in the evenings a selection of small plates and snaps cocktails, as well as a £38 (!) chefs tasting menu.
Lunch at Snaps & Rye, Notting Hill #danish #hygge #london

Friday, 19 January 2018

Weekly Meal Plan #2: Lunchtime Leftovers

I'm so glad that you all enjoyed my first Weekly Meal Plan! This week I've decided to focus on weeknight dishes that yield helpful leftovers either to make whole lunches the next day, or which will provide something helpful like cooked chicken, that you can mix with whatever salad items you have available, or make into wraps, pitta pockets or sandwiches. Remember, you can find all my Weekly Meal Plans here (sidebar link coming soon!)
Weekly Meal Plan - Lunchtime Leftovers

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Student Suppers: Stupidly Simple Lasagne

I did not like lasagna until I was 23 years old. It always looked horrible at school lunches, laden with cheese I could not eat, and when it came to making it myself the béchamel sauce always seemed like so much effort. Well, that was until two Septembers ago when Lottie + Doof blogged 'A Nice Lasagna' from one of my favourite cookbooks I cooked from in 2017, Julia Turshen's Small Victories. This lasagna contained just two cheeses (mozzarella I can eat, parmesan I do eat as long as I regulate the quantities), and a neat trick to replace the béchamel. I've made it so many times since, because did I mention it is so easy to make I have it memorised?
How To Make A Stupidly Simple Lasagna #lasagna #meatfreemonday #vegetarian

Monday, 15 January 2018

Student Suppers: Mussels with Sundried Tomato Pesto & Kale

This post was created in partnership with Sacla'. Mussels and kale are amazing right now, and they just happen to be really cheap, and two of my favourite foods. Bring the whole thing together with some free-from tomato pesto (or use regular green pesto for a herbier flavour, it's up to you), slowly softened onions and a splash of white wine, and you just so happen to get a stupidly speedy and addictive weeknight supper (that just so happens to be gluten and dairy free) that is so much more than the sum of its parts. 
Mussels with Tomato Pesto & Kale #mussels #shellfish #seafood #pesto #kale #dinner

Friday, 12 January 2018

Weekly Love: Week 213

Happy first Weekly Love of 2018! I hope your New Year has been getting off to a roaring start. I'm pleased to be back into a routine (albeit a new one in the new flat!), even if that does mean I'm up to my eyes in pancake recipes trying to decide which one I'm going to share with you all for pancake day - that magic food week where Shrove Tuesday, Valentines Day and Chinese New Year all happen together is looming, and it is my favourite to cook for. Do you have any go to pancake recipes you think I should try?
Weekly Love 12.01.18
1. A fridge-clearing, lunchtime burrito bowl of Fox & Briar's Slow Cooked Mexican Beef, quinoa salad leftover from a Cocotte order, shredded lettuce leftover from my Lighter Southern Shrimp Po' Boy Sandwiches and a handful of cherry tomatoes. | 2. Bright winter citrus at Borough Market. | 3. A divine butternut squash and rosemary terrine with truffle cream, and a bottle of Chateauneuf-du-Pape on Christmas Eve at The Compasses Inn. | 4. Filling the cupboards with healthy January snacks and planning upcoming meals. | 5. An incredible spread of Turkish mezze at Yosma. | 6. Camilla looking adorable for all of five minutes between extracting her from the crawl space behind the bed and her hissing at me when I tried to stroke her without duck flavoured kitten treats in hand!

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Places To Eat In London: Yosma, Marylebone

For my first restaurant review of 2018 I want to share an incredible meal I had just before I headed back to Kent for Christmas: a table full of mouthwatering mezze (paired with some pretty awesome cocktails) at Yosma in Marylebone. Inspired by the food of Istanbul, Turkish small plates are the order of the day here. I'd plan to take a big group of you: the two of us were utterly stuffed (and I took some of the leftovers home with me) and I wish we could have had room to sample even more dishes: the king prawns with dill, fennel and za'atar smelled divine from the next table, and we did not order any mangal/ clay oven dishes!
Dinner at Yosma, Marylebone #mezze #marylebone #london

Monday, 8 January 2018

Recipe: Lighter Southern Shrimp Po' Boy Sandwiches

[Ad] My first every Southern-style Po' Boy Sandwich was a deep disappointment. It was the first one I'd come across on the menu after I'd seen Anthony Bourdain wax lyrical about them on No Reservations. I was brunching at The Commissary, just having checked into The Line hotel in Los Angeles, and the sandwich I was served, traditionally stuffed with a mountain of deep fried shrimp, special sauce and shredded lettuce, with a kosher pickle on the side. God it was greasy, and I sat there for a while, wondering if the sandwich has simply been over hyped. After all, I was ordering 'American' food from somewhere other than California, where I had years since fell in love with the fresh, bright and healthy, Asian/ Mexican fusion, produce heavy diet.
Lighter Southern Shrimp Po' Boy Sandwich #poboy #sandwich #prawn #shrimp

Friday, 5 January 2018

Weekly Meal Plan #1: Easy Healthy Eating

I own hundreds of cookbooks, I have tonnes of food magazines stacked up everywhere and I have god knows how many recipe blogs bookmarked, but I still find it a struggle deciding what to eat each week when it comes to my weekly food shop. So, new for 2018 I'm going to be posting meal plans of the sort of things I think you'd like to eat through the year to solve your weeknight dilemmas. In each one I'll be including five recipes, one for each night of the week, and sometimes a few bonus treats at the end for the weekend if there is a special event, holiday or occasion coming up that you may want to cook for (or sometimes just because!) 
Weekly Meal Plan #1 [Easy Healthy Eating]

Wednesday, 3 January 2018

How I Earn Money Off Of My Blog (2017 Edition)

Sometime in September when I have traditionally published them I decided it was rather silly publishing my annual financial report only nine months into the year, so, a few months late today is when we sit down together and I lay out exactly how I have made money from my blog in the past year, both as an exercise in looking at how the trends in blogging are shifting and changing, but perhaps to offer a helping hand to those of you who want to start monetising your sites, too. (You can find my 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 posts here.)
How I Earn Money Off Of My Blog (2017 Edition) #blogging

Monday, 1 January 2018

Recipe: How To Make An Easy Salmon Poké Bowl

Happy 2018, and hello from Fulham! I know things have been rather quiet around here (I think things were getting bad when I realised I'd not posted an Instagram in almost a week this morning!) but I have a proper excuse: we've moved into a beautiful new flat on the other side of London! So many things went wrong securing the flat and then moving all the furniture was so draining most of the last two weeks of December was swamped by it! However, now I could not be happier than the beautiful new space (think big windows, original fireplaces and reclaimed wooden doors) and my wonderful new neighbourhood where I can walk to the cinema, Whole Foods, a massive Waitrose and so many amazing small independents.
Easy Salmon Poke Bowl #poké #salmon #fish #healthy