Weekly Love: Week 184

Wow it has been a busy couple of weeks! You know those times when you simply have too much to do, you can’t really see the light at the end of the tunnel, and it is getting so cold outside that you just want to snuggle under the duvet with a good book, cashmere bed socks and a hot mug of tea? Yeah, I don’t really have time for that right now either, but can I recommend that you make a whole chicken cooked in milk with a mountain of brown rice and veggies for dinner this weekend as it is basically a hug on a plate? I know it sounds odd, but I made Diana Henry’s version from A Bird in the Hand on Wednesday night and it instantly made my life better. Also, The Kitchn pulls apart, assesses and shares Jaime Oliver’s cult version here.

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1. Stopping to remember how truly awe-inspiring Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament are as I run in and out of them for meetings. | 2. Rainbow blooms this week outside of Liberty’s. | 3. A simply divine orange blossom ice cream at The Palomar in Soho – look out for a few review of our utterly delicious meal next week. | 4. Bringing all of the squash we grew that are too small to cook in from the cold to decorate the house. | 5. Lazy Sunday bath time tip: if you’re throwing out an old bunch of roses, choose the best preserved rose, discard the outer petals, and the rest will still be great to scatter into your bath water. | 6. Speaking of roses, crazy that the miniature rose I was given this Summer has blooms that start out dark pink, but lighten as they open.

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7. Mummy daughter, pre-shopping trip lunch at Cafe Monico. | 8. Speaking to tastemakers at Pinterest on a panel with Amazon and Boden about how you can use affiliates and brand partnerships to make money from your Pinterest account. I took loads of notes from the other speakers of the evening, so I’ll be sure to put together a full, comprehensive ‘A Bloggers Guide To Earning Affiliate Income On Pinterest’ blog post soon. | 9. Baking an ‘informal’ (as Mary Berry would say!) Lemon & Pistachio Cake on a Sunday afternoon. | 10. Sunny skies and interesting architecture in Deal. | 11. A weekend of delicious veggie meals from Riverford Organic and .delicious Magazine‘s recipe box – you can read my full review here. | 12. All of the fish specials on a Friday night at The Duke William in Ickham.

For more delicious links, make sure you subscribe to my monthly newsletter. In other news, what have you been enjoying this week, and what do you have planned for the weekend? I’ve had a really busy two weeks, so I’m just looking forward to a quiet one at home before the new week kicks off again!