Weekly Love: Week 115

Wow a lot has happened since I last wrote a Weekly Love intro. I’ve been working on so many exciting projects that should be coming up in the next few months for you all. I’ve also filmed my first ever cooking video in collaboration with the team at Voucher Codes, and I simply can’t wait to get the footage! With that, other food events (see below), and some politics and other business things too, my first week was mental, so this week I’ve just been trying to spend some time in my flat, catching up with university work and getting really stuck into my dissertation research. On that track, I’m going to be spending a lot of time in the research library of The Globe Theatre next week, so to go food recommendations on Southbank would be much appreciated! 


1. The perfect Sunday brunch at Jamie Oliver’s Recipease in Notting Hill. Review to follow, probably on Friday. | 2. Getting ready in black tie for the first time in forever. The dress is pretty old and from L.K. Bennett and the necklace was made by a small independent designer in Villefranche in the South of France. | 3. A little snapshot of my current cookbook rotation including my latest acquisition, Gizzi Erskine’s Skinny Weeks & Weekend Feasts, James Morton’s Brilliant Bread that I am still obsessed by, One by Florence Knight which I have not made a single thing from that was not delicious yet, The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook which I think has to be my most used cookbook, and The Joy The Baker Cookbook that I still have at the top of my pile a year on. | 4. Spending the afternoon with Costa Coffee trying out some of their up and coming Christmas drinks. Here we have a simply divine raspberry chocolate torte and a Salted Caramel & Cream Latte. All Christmas drinks available November 7th, Hot Spiced Apple with Star Anise & Cinnamon Stick available from next Saturday (26th!) | 5. From the day with Costa, a simply perfectly cooked starter of roasted scallops at Gauthier. | 6. In the studio with voucher codes. I can’t wait to share the video with you all!


7. The sun going down after an afternoon lazing around pubs in Richmond. This was the view of the river outside The White Cross, who do an amazing tempura squid. | 8. A decedent warm brownie dessert with raspberry sauce and the most amazing ginger ice cream at another brilliant Richmond pub, The Shaftesbury Arms. I also recommend their Venison & Pork burger. | 9. Relaxing after class with a glass of Sancerre and Waitrose Magazine. | 10. A box with every chocolate sold at Hotel Chocolat, retailing at £350 at their Christmas preview. | 11. A quick rub for chicken thighs made with five different herbs, lots of garlic and fresh chilli. | 12. Words of wisdom on the London Underground.

What have you been enjoying this week, and what do you have planned for the weekend? London for me this weekend, hanging out at a friends birthday drinks on Saturday, then brunch with one of my best friends in Hoxton on Sunday morning, with plans to meander around to Columbia Road Flower Market afterwards!