Weekly Love: the one where I hibernate away from an icy cold January
1. Making the most of the almost empty country lanes in Kent for my afternoon walks before heading back to the big smoke. | 2. A fantastic piece of rabbit for Friday lunchtime at The Duck Inn, Pett Bottom. | 3. Six of the freshest Beijing dumplings out there, doused in chilli oil and the hottest mug of jasmine tea I’ve ever had, all for just £7.50 at Jen Cafe in Chinatown. | 4. Some killer spiced double cut lamb chops for Sunday lunch at Booma in Brixton. | 5. Going gaga over all of the winter citrus – planning to commence marmalade production today! | 6. If, like me, you’re trying to fight the cold by batch making soups, my Sweet Potato Soup (naturally vegan and gently spiced with ginger and chilli) is now on the BBC Food website.
- Eater has put together a great piece on everything you ever needed to know about buying and eating caviar. My favourite takeaway is that there is no sales tax on caviar in New York City.
- Anne-Sophie has put together a great one-week itinerary if you want to visit Senegal.
- So, apparently we should not be washing our champagne glasses…
- Kelly has put together a great Edinburgh guide (you can find mine here!)
- Also, she put together a stunning guide from her trip to Prague – I want to go!
- Mani has some thoughts on the things that most surprised her when she arrived in South Korea.
- Rose has some great thoughts on New Years Resolutions and how we should be switching up our perspective on what it means to ‘treat’ ourselves.
- Gaby has put together a delicious guide to Paris I’ve bookmarked for my next trip. Also, she’s put together the most stunning Moroccan dinner party – entertaining goals! Oh, and she’s also put together a Vegas guide, because we all know that city is all about the food!
- Gem has some fantastic tips for using your freezer (though I have never managed to get the croquette tip to work for me…)
- Eric cooked his way through Chrissy Teighan’s cookbook Cravings (aka made every single recipe over the course of a year) and learnt some fantastic tips for beginner home cooks along the way.
- Also, Bri has shared some great tips for home cooking that she’s learnt over her cooking course.
What have you been enjoying this week, and what do you have planned for the weekend? I’m planning on having a quiet one catching up on some reading and writing, testing out some recipes for upcoming commissions and making sure I’ve got everything all squared away for an event I’m a part 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!