Weekly Love: the one I spend mostly at home, furiously typing away
1. Hiking Exmoor with Visit Somerset. | 2. Delicious quinces for sale outside my local greengrocers – check out my easy baked quince recipe here! | 3. More autumnal love outside the local florists. | 4. Visiting Porlock Oysters with Visit Somerset – you can find out more in my story here. | 5. Another trip with Visit Somerset, this time to Yeo Valley HQ to learn all about organic dairy farming – more here! | 6. Beautifully coloured apples ready for pressing at Somerset Cider Brandy.
- Food 52 share a brilliant trick for banishing fruit flies from your kitchen – I need it!
- Publishing Crawl is a website I follow that has great advice for fiction authors, but their post on author websites has some great tips in for bloggers looking to turn their writing into a non-fiction book.
- Michelle, on the process she went through photographing her new cookbook. I shot and styled Student Eats myself and it almost killed me. Massive amounts of respect here.
- I was also fascinated by her post on the process behind designing the books cover – I did not see the cover of mine until it was uploaded on Amazon, so this is totally new to me!
- This thought provoking piece might make you think twice about a £1/$1 oyster happy hour.
- Eric harvested his own sumac from the trees that grew near him in Toronto and it’s fascinating.
- Apparently you can freeze this whole chocolate cake. Already frosted.
- Foolproof Living has a great recipe for a herby, spicy olive oil dip for your pre-dinner bread.
- David Lebovitz celebrates 20 years (!!) of food blogging looking back on how the landscape has changed.
- Whole Foods have some great new food trend predictions for 2020.
- The Kitchn has put together a brilliant primer on the differences between stock and broth, how to make and store all the different types, and how to actually fit stock making into your lifestyle.
- They’ve also shared why the burritos you make at home never seem to taste like the ones you get in restaurants, and provided some handy tips to get around the problem.
- Laura walks us through how to make cultured butter at home and I’m so excited to get started.
- Kristabel has some great tips for shopping on Etsy, and shares some of her favourite sellers.
What have you been enjoying this week, and what do you have planned for the weekend? The clocks go back this weekend, so I’m going to be sure to make the most of the last bit of sunlight before the darker season starts again until spring. 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!