Weekly Love: Week 176

I’ve been a massive Pinterest fan since the site was invite only way back when it was founded in 2010. So, I was really excited to find out that my Pinterest account, along with my blog post about how to make any delicious green smoothie is being featured along with the Hemsley sisters in one of Pinterest’s new TV ads. You can check out the ad here, and as it is officially summer again I thought it would be a good opportunity to point you towards some of my sunshine boards to help you find seasonal inspiration: my Party! Party! board is full of ideas for summer gatherings, Life’s A Beach will help you get prepped for your holidays, and Here Comes The Sun is just packed with summer bucket list inspiration. Get pinning!

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1. Sipping Gin Mare gin and tonics on the terrace at Rocksalt in Folkestone. | 2. A strawberry and basil sabayon tart with micro basil and a sticky balsamic reduction for dessert when I took my Daddy for a Fathers Day lunch at The Good’s Shed in Canterbury. | 3. Blue skies and poppies in the fields of East Kent. | 4. Seafood starters and more Gin Mare cocktails at Rocksalt. I took loads of photos at lunch, so look out for a full restaurant review and some gin inspiration on the blog next week! | 5. A fortifying Monday morning bowl of homemade granola, yogurt, berries and spinach with a big glass of orange juice. | 6. Sophie Mitchell’s delicious Chicken Paillard with a honey, chilli and fennel marinade on the barbecue from her wonderful new book that I’m rather obsessed with, Chef on a Diet. I’m also really into griddling whole baby peppers and halved baby gem lettuces this summer, too!

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7. Bright pink roses for the kitchen table to brighten up a gloomy day. | 8. Flowers and festive bunting outside The King’s head pub on Deal seafront. | 9. Dreaming of caramel filled nougat at Sarlat Market. | 10. More from our Fathers Day lunch at The Good’s Shed: roast duck breast on a bed of soft polenta with wilted greens and charred spring onions, paired with a raspberry tonic with fresh mint because I was driving as part of his treat! | 11. Settling down with Hotel Chocolat’s summer Chocolates to Chill’ H Box full of delicious truffles designed to be eaten straight from the fridge. The Raspberry Smoothie is my favourite so far, and they’re a great treat when you fancy something sweet after dinner. Hotel Chocolat were kind enough to send me their whole summer collection, so keep an eye out for some more of their collection popping up over on my Instagram! | 12. Fattouch for lunch with heirloom cherry tomatoes, radishes and shredded baby gem lettuce.

What have you been enjoying this week, and what do you have planned for the weekend? I think I’m just going to have a quiet one at home, but I’m very excited that next week I finally (it was actually rather difficult) have a table booked to eat at The Sportsman, the one foodie place in East Kent other food writers and journalists honestly can’t believe I’ve never been to when I say where I live.