Weekly Love: Week 179

This summer, I have been sharing a quick, easy, Italian inspired pasta dish each month in collaboration with the Italian pasta brand Barilla over at Great British Chefs, and this month we’re featuring a twist on my favourite pasta dish to make whenever I first move into a new flat with minimal kitchen equipment or in summer holiday rentals: Mezze Penne Tricolour with Roasted Summer Vegetables and Walnuts. You can find my recipe for Spaghetti with Mussels, which was published last month here.

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1. Sun-drenched weekends playing tourist in Canterbury. | 2. Treating my family to Byron burgers in a show of support for my favourite burger chain. No business should suffer and be vilified for upholding the law. | 3. Monday afterwork garden cocktails by way of Fentiman’s Rose Lemonade with Bloom Gin. | 4. The last of the hydrangeas. | 5. More picture perfect scenes from Canterbury. | 6. My favourite healthy weekend breakfast: a dry fried egg, roasted home grown tomatoes and some of the zesty chicken sausages the team at Heck were kind enough to fill my freezer up with.

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7. The obligatory Liberty London flower shot. | 8. Fruit picking with out of town friends on a sunny Saturday morning. | 9. Sunday bath time. | 10. An alternative, much more desirable Sunday roast. | 11.  The end of the Kent cherry season in abundance on Deal High Street. | 12. Discovering these amazing Vineyard Candles, scented with wines, spirits and popular cocktails in old wine bottles at Queen Bee Home in Canterbury.

What have you been enjoying this week, and what do you have planned for the weekend? This weekend is the weekend of my usual summer party, and I will be putting together a South of the Border themed feast in honour of the Rio Olympics, serving up some Brazilian, Mexican and Caribbean favourites. (You can see the pictures and recipes from my Ottolenghi themed dinner in 2013, and my Provence themed party in 2014 here.)