Weekly Love: Week 214
This week I thought I’d share some of my favourite Netflix/ Prime shows at the moment, in case you’re at a loss for what to watch this weekend! If you’re into dystopia watch What Happened To Monday (made for Netflix films can be a bit hit and miss, so recommendations are needed!) However, what is not hit and miss is Netflix drama, so it is no secret that I’m on a total The Crown binge right now – how did I not know this all about the royal family? I’ve never seen the original, but if you loved Gossip Girl (same creators), Dynasty will be right up your street. For Fire Stick users like us who have Prime if you’re after something procedural (and you loved Californication, also the same creator) watch Lucifer from the beginning, and thank me later!
1. Walking through streets of beautiful painted doorways in Notting Hill. | 2. Leftover buttermilk biscuits, bacon and scrambled eggs for weekend brunch. | 3. Beautiful blooms on a rainy day in Covent Garden. | 4. Kick starting my mornings with spiced banana smoothies from Press at Fulham Whole Foods. | 5. More beautiful streets in Notting Hill. | 6. Danish lunching at Snaps + Rye in Westbourne Grove.
- A Beautiful Mess have put together a great visual guide for the perfect stir fry.
- In case it is something you’re thinking about doing, this is how Thomas and Julia got on with their first couple of weeks twice weekly meal prepping.
- This is how you can make your own marscarpone at home.
- Amy has some great tips for making life in the kitchen so much less stressful.
- Mani’s posts from Laos are so colourful, and traditional.
- 8 things A Couple Cooks learnt writing their first cookbook.
- If you have time for it of course, this writers tip to save money food shopping is what I do to, and she is totally right, and it is an excellent way to do it.
- Visiting Crete? Yaya and Lloyd have the lowdown on the 14 things you can’t miss on your trip.
- Carrie has some great tips for how to jazz up your Instagram stories.
- Lessons Joy the Baker has learnt from 10 years (!) of food blogging.
- Here are 7 ways how to make everything you cook healthier.
- Anne-Sophie gives the lowdown on visiting a hedgehog cafe in Tokyo.
- Apparently we should be adding more booze to our bakes, rather than vanilla extract.
- So it turns out that onion soup is actually traditionally Italian, not French.
- Okay, so while I do enjoy Moon Juice (without the stupid dusts), but this parody of a visit on Lottie + Doof is everything.
7. Dumpling Shack’s famous soup dumplings from The Kitchen at Old Spitalfields Market – blog post coming soon! | 8. Honoured for Student Eats to be included in The Happy Foodie’s roundup of the best budget cookbooks for January alongside A Girl Called Jack, Eat Well For Less, The Savvy Shoppers Cookbook, Jamie Oliver’s 5 Ingredients and The Cornershop Cookbook. | 9. | 10. | 11. | 12.
- Lucy has some great recommendations if you’re visiting Liverpool in 2018. She also has some great tips for making your blog/ Instagram stand out to brands.
- Lindsay schools us on the correct way to warm corn tortillas in her recipe post for Vegetarian Black Bean Tacos. Don’t they look delicious?
- This is why the California wild fires keep happening, and how you can help.
- Stephanie has put together a great guide to what snacks to try in Tokyo. Also, she’s put together an awesome guide on where to get the best fluffy Japanese pancakes in Tokyo, too.
- And, Anne-Sophie has reviewed her stay in a capsule hotel in Tokyo.
- Kani has also been in Japan, sharing all the best sightseeing spots in Kyoto. And, I want to get on a flight and eat everywhere on her Kyoto food guide.
- In case you’ve ever wondered, yes you can make your own miso at home, and here is how.
- So, Conde Nast have opened an Italian university for social media influencers.
- I started writing about food because it horrified me people were doing this in student halls: why you should never defrost frozen meat in the microwave.
- America? I want everything from Roy Choi’s new ingredients range. Also, The Kitchn have taste tested 9 different brands of tinned tomatoes so you don’t have to.
- Kelly has 10 easy things you can do to clear space (physically and mentally) this January.
- Katie Kime has the most amazing office in Austin, and A Beautiful Mess takes us on a tour.
- This is how exactly cream cheese is made.
What have you been enjoying this week, and what do you have planned for the weekend? I literally have no plans yet, so does anyone have any recommendations for what to get up to in West London this weekend? For more like this, don’t forget to sign up to my monthly newsletter (and get my free Quick & Easy Weeknight Recipes eBook) 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.