Weekly Love: the one where I do a lot of student cooking for the BBC
1. Making Chicken Egg Fried Rice for the BBC Food website – click here for the recipe! | 2. A simply divine slow cooked lamb shoulder shepherds pie from the set lunch menu at The Compasses Inn in Crundale. | 3. Long, early autumn country walks through the Kent Downs. | 4. Collecting apples for crumble from the ‘help yourself’ box by my parents local post box. | 5. Smoothies and breakfast tacos at The Skinny Kitchen in Canterbury. | 6. Another one of my new BBC Food recipes designed for students: Creamy Mushroom Pancakes. You can find all ten of my new student recipes for the BBC here.
- Laura has some great tips for growing a beautiful pot of basil at home.
- It has been too long since I was last in Italy. This guide to Tellaro looks fantastic.
- Here are 10 things you can cook in your air fryer – can’t wait to try some of them!
- Jessica has some real advice for bloggers after nine years in the game that really gave me a boost.
- How a simple plate of Mexican meatballs can say what words cannot.
- Carrie took some beautiful, moody photos in Porto.
- Liv has put together a fantastic Bordeaux city guide – now I want to go!
- New York? David has found you the most amazing French bistro to hit up.
- Meanwhile in London, Rose has found the Italian now at the top of my ‘to eat’ list.
- Kristabel has put together a great Copenhagen guide for people who have visited the city before.
- I wish I’d taken loads of photos visiting The Hermitage in St. Petersburg. Luckily, Jacintha took loads.
- Emily explores an interesting and important question: who is responsible for the impact social media content has, the follower or the influencer?
- Sarah has put together a fantastic guide if you want to go leaf peeping in New England this year.
- Julia has some great tips for how to wind down without a glass of wine.
- Molly takes us behind the scenes of how she develops recipes for her blog.
- I know I don’t usually talk about cleaning here (because I hate doing it and I’m terrible at it) but this cleaning hack with a vacuum cleaner and an old toilet roll or kitchen paper tube is genius.
What have you been enjoying this week, and what do you have planned for the weekend? I’ve got a quiet one this weekend home alone (so cooking *all* of the vegetarian food) before an overnight adventure in Birmingham the beginning of next week! 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. You’ll also get subscribed to my ‘Friday Finds’ where I send you something fun that you’ll actually find useful in the kitchen every Friday morning.