Weekly Love: the one where spring starts to appear in London
1. Checking out the fantastic new Taco Bill pop up in Canterbury. | 2. Welcoming the sunnier days with bowlfuls of roasted veggies, lemon, black olives and feta for lunch, with lots of ciabatta bread for mopping up all the juices! | 3. Valentines Day breakfast pastries from Gail’s. | 4. A fantastic Baja Fish Taco from Taco Bill. | 5. All of the spring bulbs starting to bloom in Bishops Park. | 6. Beautiful blue skies over London.
- The Cupcakes & Cashmere team have some great ideas for little steps you can take so you don’t hit that post-holiday slump you get when you arrive home after a great trip.
- Things You Should Never Say in a Relationship, According to Therapists Who’ve Heard It All – this post actually makes a lot of sense, if you think about it.
- Anne-Sophie has put together a great guide to shopping as a tourist in Tokyo. Mani has also put together a shopping guide if you’re visiting Seoul.
- Mani also went to Busan, which is honestly unlike anywhere I thought would exist in Korea.
- Roy Choi, on why there is no such thing as failure.
- Kelly has put together a great guide to visiting Mont Blanc – the tallest peak in Europe – including how to dress for the arctic temperatures and how to deal with the altitude sickness when you’re up there!
- Yaya and Lloyd are exploring Japan by train, and their trip looks incredible.
- David learnt everything you really need to know about fish sauce production at Red Boat in Vietnam. He’s also put together a big post on his Vietnam trip, and as ever his observations and recommendations are excellent. (Part 2)
- Okay, so have you ever tried reflexing a bunch of supermarket roses?
- Mulia has written a great 5-day Cornwall guide, giving me loads of great ideas for my trip in the spring!
- The New York Times interviews Nigella Lawson about her career in food writing.
- Now I really want to try using rice flour in my buttermilk pancakes.
- Leyla has put together a fantastic guide for the next time you’re in Munich.
What have you been enjoying this week, and what do you have planned for the weekend? I’ve got a quiet one planned, with some time spent shopping in town (how I have found myself referring to central London as I love the neighbourhood feel in Fulham) and some ‘Rachel’ meals home alone for dinner one night. 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!