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!