Weekly Love: Week 199
So, I’m still down in Somerset working hard so that we can all keep our jobs come polling day on Thursday (do remember to vote!), so it is just a short one today! In other news, both Great British Food Magazine and Good Housekeeping have been kind enough to nominate me for ‘Best Food Blog’ in their food awards this year, and I’d really appreciate it if you took a few moments out of your day to lend me your vote (because, all I seem to do these days is ask people for their vote!) You can check out the Great British Food Magazine shortlist and vote for me here, and check out the Good Housekeeping awards and cast your vote here.
1. Beautiful country walks around my parents new house. | 2. First barbecue of the season! | 3. Enjoying the sunshine with a good glass of French rose on the patio. | 4. A perfect (as always) lunch at my favourite pub, The Compasses Inn at Crundale. | 5. Celebrating British Tomato Week with these beauties. | 6. Stunning sunny afternoons in Canterbury.
- Rose has some great tips for where to eat in Amsterdam.
- This is the history of the paper/ plastic drinking straw.
- Lucy’s essay on how her childhood helped shape her anxiety issues is worth a read.
- So, you can (sort of) take part in the Great British Bake Off in London this summer.
- We need to love Stephanie forever as she’s recreated the recipe for In-N-Out’s Double Double.
- Mani took the most stunning day trip to Onomichi in Japan.
- This is how to start your own herb and veggie seeds at home for a bit of pot/ windowsill action.
- Also, this is how you can start a compost bin indoors.
- One of my favourite photographers, Carin Olson, has perfectly captured one of my favourite cities during her recent trip to Los Angeles.
- Here are the 30 best places to eat oysters in New York City.
- This is why you should have two different bottles of olive oil at home, as I do. This is also why you should always cook your salmon in foil, also, as I pretty much always do.
- Joy has run through some baking FAQ’s that we all need to read.
- Also, here are 4 very sensible tips for cooking the perfect barbecued prawns.
- Here are some great things to do this summer in L.A. And, here is a handy summer guide to Palm Springs – I still really want to go next time I’m on the West Coast!
What have you been enjoying this week, and what do you have planned for the rest of the weekend? I’m staying here in Somerset, ready for the final push before polling day! For more like this, don’t forget to sign up to my monthly newsletter, which hits your inboxes on the first Sunday of each month, packed full of seasonal eats, mini cookbook reviews, and other updates.