Weekly Love: Week 206
Autumn is actually here, isn’t it? While during the day as long as it is not raining I’ve been getting away with throwing a cardigan on, on Wednesday night on the way back from seeing Limehouse Golem (a rather good film, by the way) and last night trying to squeeze one more Aperol Spritz out of the summer outside a pub in Westminster I had to snuggle up in my much loved Barbour. I think later today I might put away all my summer clothes (once I’ve built myself up enough to actually tackle my ironing pile, that is!) and fill my wardrobe up with snuggly jumpers and through my favourite wool blanket across the bottom of my bed.
1. Sunshine breakfasts on the House of Commons terrace. | 2. Spying Student Eats front and centre in my local Canterbury Waterstones. | 3. Epic Asian barbecue street food sandwich from Smokin Lotus at Kerb West India Quay. | 4. Signing copies of Student Eats at the We Love Hythe Food Festival – more photos from the festival to follow! | 5. The best taco bowl I’ve ever had and a tasty bowlful of pesto zoodles for lunch at The Skinny Kitchen in Canterbury. | 6. Bright, end of summer blooms outside Liberty’s.
- These are 5 common mistakes you need to avoid cooking salmon at home.
- Rose introduces us to Rotisserie Cocotte, which I can Deliveroo and can confirm is excellent.
- Apparently freezer jams are a thing. Here is everything you need to know about making them.
- Angie spent the weekend in Cambridge and stayed in the most beautiful hotel – I want to go!
- Mani has some great tips and resources for learning Japanese.
- Also, Laura has put together a great Kyoto travel guide.
- Kristabel has some great tips for celebrating a landmark birthday.
- Mulia went to Guernsey, and made me want to visit the Channel Islands again.
- So, apparently the original alfredo recipe does not contain any cream. Here is it’s history.
- Here are 7 different types of holiday Yaya and Lloyd recommend, and I want to go on them all.
- Also, I did a fair bit of research into Madeira when I was creating this stew, so I loved reading the boys’ guide to this slightly off the beaten track holiday destination.
- Oh, and they went to the Peloponnese and I’m so jealous of all the food they ate.
7. Canterbury looking beautiful in the sunshine. | 8. Treating myself to a delicious Ahi Poke bowl from their new store in Victoria’s Nova Food for lunch. | 9. Another newbie to Nova, a fantastic matcha Crosstown doughnut. | 10. Jude’s Gin & Tonic Ice Cream in the sunshine on the roof of Parliament. | 11. Working my way disturbingly fast through a jar of rollmop herring for breakfast on cream cheese bagel thins. | 12. Feasting on local street food at We Love Hythe Food Festival.
- Grab a cup of tea and sit down to read this interview with Gossip Girl costume designer Eric Daman on Blair and Serena’s style 10 years (really!) after the show first aired.
- Here is a super exciting looking video trailer for Smitten Kitchen Everyday – I can’t wait to get my hands on it as The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook comes to every kitchen I move to with me!
- The Kitchn schools us on Icelandic skyr culture, if you’re not already up to speed.
- Claire is the one person I think gives the very best hotel reviews, and now she’s in New York.
- These are the most exciting updates for your iPhone coming in iOS 11.
- The 10 foods this American food writer always brings back from the UK to the USA is a great reminder of all that is great on our supermarket shelves.
- We take a look back to the beginning of fashion blogging with Fashionista’s Jane Aldridge (the voice behind one of the original fashion blogs, Sea of Shoes) interview.
- This map of the USA will help you find the prettiest fall foliage this year.
What have you been enjoying this week, and what do you have planned for the weekend? I’m currently scoping around online trying to decide where to get lunch tomorrow (any recommendations, I’m after something that showcases good, British ingredients in an exciting way) and don’t really have many other weekend plans. 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.