Weekly Love: Week 135
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1. More of my mother’s home grown, beautiful, purple, perfumed sweet peas. | 2. Tasting all of the different English Sparkling Wines Nyetimber have to offer on their fantastic new wine terrace this summer at Angler in Moorgate – full blog post coming soon! | 3. Exploring beautiful Kentish country gardens – another blog post about the Wealden Literary Festival coming soon! | 4. Enjoying some of the best Greek food I’ve ever had with chicken gyros and Greek craft beer in the sunshine at The Athenian – they get all their flatbreads and meat from Greece for an amazing, authentic taste! | 5. Chatting all about how fruit vinegars make the most amazing instant shrubs over on Instagram. | 6. My favourite French rose makers, Mirabeau are now selling their frose popsicles (they’re amazing – I had one at Taste of London) in the Waitrose food halls in John Lewis on Oxford Street, Bluewater, Southampton and Watford!
- So apparently you can make a delicious broth out of leftover corn on the cob husks.
- This is how to make a really cheap, really excellent floating drinks cooler for the pool.
- These are the best bars to go Aperol Spritz in in Los Angeles this summer.
- Angie has reviewed Le Sirenuse hotel in Positano and it looks incredible.
- Also, she stayed at The Pig in the New Forest, and bot the hotel and the food looks like it is well worth the visit for a weekend break.
- And, she’s put together a great round up of hotels that give back to their community.
- Emily has some great tips for being a guest at your own summer party.
- If you’re looking to invest in a high performance blender, The Kitchn has given them a test run.
- Faatimah walks us through making Vada Pav, the Indian street sandwich favourite at home.
- These are the indie boutique hotels you should stay in the next time you visit San Francisco.
- Lesile went on a 50 mile cattle drive and loved every minute of it.
- Karen went English Wine tasting at Three Choirs Vineyard.
- America? These are the best rose wines in Trader Joe’s this summer.
- Yaya and Lloyd’s pictures from Barvaria make me think Germany should be considered more as a holiday destination – or at least a short weekend break!
- And, they have some great suggestions for visiting the Basque region of Spain.
- Also, they took all the beautiful art photos in Tennessee, and all over Nashville (Part 2).
- Gaby has put together a great guide to food and drink in Nashville.
- Kelly has the perfect hotel for you if you’re visiting Southampton.
7. Sipping Gin and Tonics in the garden at our local. | 8. Eating all the food from Begging Bowl, Patty & Bun, Coqfighter and Foley’s at The Prince in West Brompton for dinner. | 9. Roast dinners, chicken salads, pints and Pimms at The Mitre in Fulham. | 10. An easy dinner of Wild Boar Ragu with Fresh Pappardelle and Salted Ricotta at the end of a really busy day from Pasta Evangelists who deliver fresh pasta and sauces through your letterbox! Use this link to get 10% off of your first delivery. | 11. Whizzing through the Kentish countryside with the top down soaking up the sunshine (and baffling the local sheep with loud country music!) | 12. Getting my first taste of African cuisine thanks to Shakarah – do check her out if you need any high-end African catering at your next event. Utterly obsessed with her Jollof Rice and Langoustines.
- A layering guide for making better smoothies.
- Molly takes us behind the scenes of filming her show Girl Meets Farm for the Food Network.
- Julia spent the most beautiful sunny weekend in Visiting Vejer De La Frontera, Spain.
- She also stayed in the most stunning hotel, and took an artistic trip to Seville. (Part 2)
- Visiting London this summer? Rose has put together a walking tour of Kensington.
- HonestlyYum have thrown the most fantastic barbecue Bloody Mary brunch.
- Sam’s photos from Amsterdam have me plotting yet another weekend trip.
- Olivia got life advice from her 81 year old grandma and posted it for us all.
- Elizabeth made ‘Smores with grilled peaches and it is genius!
- These are the touristy mistakes you need to avoid when you’re in Italy.
- How to Save A Dish That’s Too Spicy (or Sweet, or Salty, or Rich)
- Mackenzie has been back to Nantucket and now I really want to go!
- Angie has stayed at the most incredible hotel carved into the cliffs on the Amalfi Coast.
- Madeline has some great tips for going plastic free (you can find out how I got on going single-use plastic free for a week here!)
- David took a helicopter ride over Hawaii and ate loads of fantastic food.
- These are the local food terms you need to know if you’re visiting Hawaii.
- My favourite American cupcake bakery, Georgetown Cupcake have shared some tips to decorate the prettiest cupcakes (you can read my review of their L.A. branch here!)
- 8 things your grocery store produce manager wishes you knew.
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