Weekly Love: Week 208
Finally, after a month of back and forth, I’m back home and in the kitchen. I started early at my parents house just before the kitchen they moved into was ripped out for renovations with a hyper seasonal, super delicious (the three of us polished the whole thing off over a couple of days) Maple Custard Tart from One Cook And Her Cupboard by Florence Knight. The book has never let me down when I’ve been looking for more of a kitchen project (though, double the cooking time for the custard depending on your oven), and I must resolve to dig into it more. Dinner last night was Lucy’s One-Pan Sausage Pasta Bake which we wolfed down after heating it up (I’d made it ahead as we went to see George Osborne talk about the financial crash 10 years on – you can take a girl out of Westminster..!) and I can highly recommend so easy, and so delicious!
1. Sunny lunchtimes wandering around Chinatown in search of steamed sweet pork buns. | 2. A simply stunning scoop of damson ice cream from Ginger’s Comfort Emporium in Manchester – tasted just like crumble! | 3. Tasting the wonderful Polpo autumn cocktail menu at Ape & Bird. | 4. A fantastic brunch at Evelyn’s in Manchester – full blog post coming soon! | 5. A simply stunning late, solo lunch of chicken, orange, cavelo nero and toasted almonds from Wild Goose at The Good’s Shed in Canterbury. | 6. An afternoon turn around Sir John Soane’s museum – more here!
- Racked looks into the fascinating history of free gifts with beauty products.
- Kate has embraced minimal makeup, and I think we should all go this way!
- Molly wanted to learn everything about making bagels and lox at home, and the mission took her to Alaska (after she’d made a stupid amount of bagels at home!)
- Refinery 29 interviews seven women who did not regret dropping out of university to go and pursue other business ideas (n.b. this was almost me, but then I went abroad instead!)
- Rose has found us another little known and secluded gallery to visit in London.
- This autumnal tablescape is simply stunning.
- Seafood lovers? Mani went to the famous Tsukiji Market in Japan.
- Immy has found us the most cozy coffee shop in Covent Garden for autumn.
- America? You can get pumpkin juice from Starbucks’ secret menu.
- Camille Styles have put together 15 of their best Halloween DIY and recipe ideas. Also, they have put together a great guide that teaches you the names of popular autumn flowers.
- If you’re in your 20’s read Kristabel’s post about what she learnt in her 20’s, on turning 30.
- Natalie wrote a great essay on how embracing her ‘weird’ helped her in her career.
- I loved Julia’s post a year on from leaving home to move to a new city.
- Carrie has some more fantastic Lisbon reviews for us all.
- Jane went to Vienna and it is now firmly on my to-visit list.
- Mary Berry, on why a bigger, eat in kitchen is so much better than a dining room.
What have you been enjoying this week, and what do you have planned for the weekend? I’ve spend the past month living out of a suitcase, so I’m honestly just happy to spend a quiet weekend at home! 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.