Weekly Love: Week 160 + Design Your Own Pair Of Wellies
While I may not be out brunching at London’s hottest spots each weekend now I no longer live in the big city, that does not mean that I don’t still brunch at the weekends. Over on the Borough Market blog this month (as well as sharing my recipe for Beetroot and Potato Fritters with Poached Duck Eggs) I’ve run through a few of my tips for quick and easy brunches to make at home. You can find my tips here.
1. Having lunch for the first time at the brand new Little Joe’s Deli in Canterbury – full review to follow next week! | 2. Autumn leaves blowing across Canterbury High Street. | 3. 5 o’Clock refreshment courtesy of Greenwich’s Meantime Brewery. | 4. Toasting to the last Sunday in october with a | 5. Harvesting sloes for this years batch of Sloe Gin – I can’t wait for it to be ready in January !| 6. Gorging on a veritable mountain of chicken at Elsie Mo’s Diner in Canterbury.
- How to carve a pumpkin with a power drill in half an hour.
- Non Americans? This is how you make homemade roast pumpkin puree for baking.
- Okay, so you can actually make this 100% homemade Spicy Pumpkin Curry Chowder in a mug. In the microwave. In 10 minutes. Mind blown.
- In further pumpkin news, read this before you try roasting your leftover seeds.
- 23 horror stories, in two sentences. (via Amy)
- While I’m of the option that candy corn is an abomination, it still looks pretty, so if you like it, this is how you make a homemade version.
- This is how you can make your own homemade sugar skulls for Halloween tomorrow.
- A must read for all food writers and bloggers: recipe copyright best practice.
- Jay Rayner goes after kids menus in restaurants, and I wholeheartedly agree.
- How To Revive Your Busted Beauty Products.
- While I’m wholeheartedly of the school that bloggers should be paid for their work the same as publications and journalists, Bloggers’ Lounge has some important points to keep in mind why there may be some benefits of working with a brand for free.
- This piece in The Independent on what it is like to be a recipe tester is both fascinating, empathetic, and slightly terrifying to read if you do a job that involves creating recipes.
- After reading this piece on The Kitchn, I really, really want to start a cookbook club.
- Lucy’s post from our trip to Edinburgh with Scotch Beef is a great primer on both Scotch beef, different cuts of beef, and debunks a lot of things you may think about beef in general.
7. Lemon Polenta Cake from Pop Up Cafe in Deal. | 8. I will admit to being a little bit obsessed with innocent’s new Orange & Carrot juice since I found it in Waitrose the other day. Perfect for Autumn weekend mornings. | 9. Meet Esmerelda the pumpkin. I’ll succeed in carving a truly scary one one year, I promise!
- Okay, so there is actually a difference between Instant and Active Dry yeast.
- Aussie foodies? What To Cook Tonight has posted a (stunning) guide to the Yarra Valley.
- Joy shares her favourite things to do in New Orleans in the Autumn.
- How to make spiced apple tea with leftover apple cores and peelings.
- The Autumn picnic Rose threw to showcase this years Selfridges Christmas Hampers is both fantastic, and one of my favourite examples of a blogger brand collaboration ever.
- Jacintha had afternoon tea at Blenheim Palace, and her photos are beautiful.
- Kate has written a great little post on building your own identity on Instagram.
- Molly went to Tuscany, and there was a lot of cheese and pizza involved.
- Here are some great, practical tips for visiting Japan. (via Amy)
- Why have I never thought about making S’mores Rice Krispie Treats before?
- How to estimate the right amount of food for a party.
- And on that topic, Tess has some great tips for perfecting a stress free dinner party.
- Things you should know about really, really great sushi.
- I’m more than a little bit obsessed with these Sweet Potato Pancakes with Cinnamon Cream Syrup. Basically Autumn on a plate.
- Apparently a bottle of my favourite makeup remover/ cleanser that I use practically every day is sold every 10 seconds. If you’ve never tried it, get on it.
- The Guardian has published a really interesting piece on the changing face of social media promotion for brands, which I think bloggers should take note of, too.
Finally, I just wanted to draw your attention to a really great competition one of my favourite British clothing and home brands Joules is running. If you head over the the Joules website, you will find the chance to design your own pair of wellies, with the winning design getting made and sold on the Joules website (they’re also throwing in a luxury forest holiday for the winner, and £250 to spend at Joules for the 10 runners up, for good measure!) with the proceeds going to Charitably Joules. Each person can enter up to 5 designs, and the competition closes on 4th December. You can find the full terms and conditions here. Good luck!
What have you been enjoying this week, and what do you have planned for the weekend? It is Halloween tomorrow (one of my favourite days of the year) so have a good one. I’ll be making pizza, meatballs, cheesecake and cocktails for an upcoming freelance job. Doesn’t that sound like the perfect weekend?
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