Weekly Love: Week 134

It is another one of those Weekly Love posts where I have some killer true crime recommendations for you to binge on next week. For your daily commute, download the second season of the In The Dark Podcast (though the first season is pretty good too if you’ve not heard it!) for the story of Curtis Flowers, who has been tried for the same set of murders 6 times and is still sentenced to die. It raises some interesting questions about all white jury selection and racism in the judicial system in the American South. Then, when you want to curl up with Netflix in the evenings we’ve just finished The Staircase; another documentary about a court case where someone is being tried for murder, another where there has been prosecutorial misconduct, and this time raises the question of bias against bisexuality in a Southern jury. Both are gripping, and very fascinating.

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1. A solo lunch of asparagus with soft boiled eggs, parmesan and pine nut aioli, burrata, peas, olive oil, Aleppo chilli and lemon verbena, a passion fruit shrub and a crisp glass of white waiting for my train at Caravan, King’s Cross. | 2. My publishers Ebury sent me the new Berber & Q barbecue cookbook to review which I did over on Instagram Highlights. Here we have Cumin Lamb Chops with Anchovy Butter & Lemon Yogurt Dressing, and Charred Romaine Lettuce with Anchovy & Pepper Dressing. Get your copy here! | 3. Getting overly excited about all the beautiful fragrant sweet peas my Mum has been growing in my favourite dress of the summer (great for smart and casual) from Mint Velvet (check it out here!) | 4. My current favourite gin of the summer was sent to me by Haymans – it is a really traditional London Dry made to a historic recipe, great for G&T’s on Parsons Green! | 5. Sipping Hugos in my local with my new favourite The Curators Sriracha Beef Jerky. | 6. Getting overly excited when peonies are on special offer in Waitrose for my mantle.

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7. Celebrating national rose day by my parents pond with my favourite French rose makers Mirabeau and one of the bottles they sent me to enjoy this summer. | 8. Getting overly excited to listen to Diana Henry talk about her latest cookbook, How To Eat A Peach and about the pressures social media puts on young food writers at the Wealden Literary Festival – full post from the festival coming soon! | 9. Pub suppers with big glasses of wine. | 10. Pro-tip: if you live near Pergola in Paddington or The Prince in West Brompton you can get a free frozen margarita at the moment by signing up to their respective mailing lists and showing your conformation email at the bar! | 11. Catching up with my favourite Kentish condiment makers Mighty Fine Things and their fantastic handmade liquor company Coxy’s at Wealden Literary Festival – do check them out! | 12. Getting more than slightly obsessed with GBK’s cook at home burgers (from Waitrose) and Smoky Chilli Mayo (from Sainsbury’s) putting together a sponsored Instagram post for them.

What have you been enjoying this week, and what do you have planned for the weekend? I’m staying home this weekend to shoot some upcoming freelance features, but I’m off on a Harry Potter cocktail experience on Sunday! 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 packed full of seasonal eats, mini cookbook and restaurant reviews, and other updates.