Weekly Love: Week 182

If you’re one for subtitles, I need to share with you probably the best thing I have seen on television at least this year: The Outlaws. Flemish language with subtitles (called Clan in Belgium), it follows four sisters who are plotting to kill their brother-in-law, who they all call ‘the prick’ with good reason. The drama starts at his funeral, and in flash backs you never quite know until the end how he died, or indeed who actually killed him. It’s a black comedy that had us all waiting for it to come on every week. I promise you won’t regret pre-ordering or renting it to binge watch. Another summer TV love of mine that has just finished and is also a bit niche, is BrainDead. Another drama comedy from the creators of The Good Wife, bugs are taking over Washington D.C. and eating politicians brains. It offers some frankly hilarious alternative explanations for some of the things going on in American politics right now. Donald Trump, anyone?

Weekly Love 16.09.16[1]

1. Pretty pink roses to brighten things up a little.  | 2. Fresh Mint Straccia Gelato at Gelupo on Cambridge Circus. | 3. Fondant brownie, salted caramel ice cream and a glass of Tattinger at The Compasses Inn in Crundale. | 4. Baking a Blueberry Clafoutis from Nadiya’s Kitchen. She was kind enough to send me a signed copy, and every recipe I have tried from it so far has both been delicious, and has worked perfectly. | 5. Quenching the Indian Summer with classic St. Germain cocktails: 2 parts champagne, 1 1/2 parts St. Germain and 2 parts soda water over ice with a lemon wheel. | 6. Pesto scrambled eggs and sweet potato cakes for breakfast at The Skinny Kitchen in Canterbury.

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7. A frankly delicious confit pork belly, hot sauce and crispy shallot bao at Bao in Fitzrovia. | 8. Early mornings on the streets of Canterbury. | 9. Making the most of the Indian Summer on Deal Seafront during my lunch break. | 10. You know it’s September when you spy Kentish Victoria plums for sale. | 11. Weeknight barbecued steaks. | 12. My first harvest of lemon chillies. Does anyone have any clue what I should make with them?

What have you been enjoying this week, and what do you have planned for the weekend? I’m cooking just for me over the weekend, so I’ve got lots of recipes I’ve had earmarked for ages that are not really my families thing I can’t wait to give a spin – starting with a brand new recipe for lazy Saturday morning soft boiled eggs, which might just give my Dippy Eggs with Anchovy Butter Soldiers a run for their money!

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by Rachel Phipps at Mode