Weekly Love: Week 207

I’m off to Manchester this weekend, but if you’re staying in London and you’ve not already been, can I recommend that you head on down to the Sir John Soane’s Museum? Located just of Lincoln’s Inn Fields this amazing Georgian townhouse (the country’s smallest National museum) is stuffed to the rafters with things like Greek vases, Roman grave markers and an Egyptian King’s sarcophagus that the neo-classical architect collected on his Grant Tour – I went yesterday, and it was a wonderful place to while away an hour hiding from the temperamental early-autumn weather. It is free to visit, but barely any of the artefacts are labelled so while there are curators on hand in every room it might be worth investing in one of the £3 guide books. 

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1. Taco Tuesdays at El Pastor in Borough Market. | 2. Beautiful crystal blue water at the beach in St. Malo, Brittany – lots more of my travel snaps to follow! | 3. Parma Violet and Kinder Egg Gelato from Sanchez in St. Malo. | 4. Chocolate raspberry cheesecake to round off a lovely pub lunch at The Gatekeeper in Etchinghill. | 5. Weeknight burgers, pizza and red wine at The Royal Oak in  Twickenham. | 6. One of the best dishes I’ve had in London for ages: schnitzel pork chop topped with bonito mayo, chilli oil, rocket, lightly pickled cucumber cubes, and the most delicious and curious pickled shimeji mushrooms at Lupin’s in Borough.

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7. A fantastic breakfast-for-dinner situation with Le Creuset – more pictures to follow soon! | 8. My favourite Breton galette (creamy leeks and scallop stuffed) at my favourite Brittany restaurant: La Cour du Temple in Combourg. | 9. Sunshine filled walks at the foot of Chateau Combourg. | 10. My first ever Chinese Hot Pot experience in Chinatown. | 11. A trip to a Bedfordshire chilli farm with spicy soft drinks brand Nix & Kix – again, more photos to follow! | 12. Sharing some of my kitchen tips in Waitrose Food alongside Thane Prince and Jamie Oliver.

What have you been enjoying this week, and what do you have planned for the weekend? I’m off to Manchester for the first time, so if you have any foodie recommendations do let me know! 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 (yes, that means this weekend) packed full of seasonal eats, mini cookbook reviews, and other updates.