Weekly Love: Week 135

I’ve got a little hack for you if you enjoy reading American websites like Food 52 that *still* have not got their act together with the whole GDPR thing and are blocking readers browsing from the EU. Unless you listen to tech podcasts like Note To Self, you may not know about a VPN. Used to secure your browsing if you’re worried about internet security and privacy, using a VPN makes it appear that you are browsing the internet from a different country. So, find one you like (I’ve used TunnelBear for years), download it to your desktop and device and set browsing from the United States. Then, you’ll be able to access those sites like Food 52 and the Los Angeles Times you may want to read stories on, but you’re currently blocked from – simple!
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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!

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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.

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