Weekly Love: Week 185

Busy, busy, busy. What is it about Autumn proper where we’re all dashed off of our feet? Perhaps it is because we’re all playing catch up because we all seem to have been sick this season (get well soon if you’re curled up reading this with a mug of tea, a hot water bottle feeling dreadful), but while I’ve had excellent fun, it feels like I can’t remember the last time I had the chance to just stop and do nothing. I’ve tried to carve out time to sit down with some new cookbooks, but it has been rather short lived. I’m making up for it instead with a weekend of comforting and exciting Asian food: Japanese inspired mackerel from Simply Nigella last night, a trip to Thai Time this evening, I’m cooking a beef brisket stew from Our Korean Kitchen tomorrow, and then I’ll make one of the Vietnamese chicken recipes in Diana Henry’s brilliant chicken bible A Bird in the Hand

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1. Herding escaped sheep back into their fields on a misty Sunday morning. | 2. Pulling carrots to accompany our Slow Cooked Gin & Tomato Beef Brisket. | 3. Stunning Autumn foliage out and about on the campaign trail for local elections in Dover. | 4. Delicious (and totally spooky/ adorable) Halloween truffles from Charbonnel & Walker. | 5. Spending a lot of time in Parliament recently and marvelling at how iconic the spaces I get to pass on the way to the office are. | 6. Instagramming our achievements before we eat at the Jamie Oliver Cookery School.

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7. Sitting down (at least for an hour!) with my favourite Irish lambs wool rug from Avoca, the two latest additions to my cookbook collection (Our Korean Kitchen and The Palomar Cookbook), and a frankly delicious bar of Rye Crumb, Milk & Sea Salt chocolate from the Pump Street Bakery. | 8. Making an North Indian Thali at the Jamie Oliver Cookery School. | 9. Joining Scotch Beef who were sponsoring the ‘Best Sunday Lunch’ category at the Observer Food Monthly Awards.

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