Weekly Love: the one where I go and explore Somerset & Exmoor
1. Visiting Thatcher’s Cider during my trip to Somerset with Visit Somerset – you can find out more in my Inastagram highlight, but I’ve got a full blog post about everything Somerset apples related coming soon! | 2. Hiking on Exmoor on a crisp Saturday morning. | 3. Still enjoying all of the autumnal produce on display outside my local greengrocers. | 4. Camilla fans? She’s posted a little Instagram life update from the comfort of our household’s favourite green arm chair.| 5. My £1 Creamy Chicken Pasta is over on BBC Food at the moment. | 6. Testing a beautiful beetroot cured salmon recipe.
- Jacintha has put together a fantastic guide if you want to visit Oslo.
- Fancy trying your hand at some American baking this autumn? Kate has a great recipe for homemade pumpkin spice, and Food 52 has two, also digging into what spices are actually in some cult American brands. Looking at it, though, I think you could just happily sub in mixed spice and be done with it.
- This piece from PUNCH might just change up how you think about DIY simple syrup in your cocktails.
- Food 52 takes a fascinating look at Canadian Thanksgiving.
- Also from Food 52, why we should all start cooking salmon collar.
- And, they’ve got a great primer on high altitude baking (I was only just aware this was actually a thing!)
- Yaya and Lloyd have some great tips for lowering your carbon footprint while taking flights.
- Okay, so apparently gin mayo is a thing, and I need to get my hands on a tube.
- Great British Chefs have sat down with Will Devlin of The Small Holding (read my review here!)
- Michelle shares the struggles of going vegetarian in a traditional Chinese household. Also, she’s written a great piece on mixed race dating as a British Chinese woman.
- The Kitchn has some important food safety-related things you need to know about over marinating meat.
- Also, I’m now going to start cooking my rice in coconut water.
What have you been enjoying this week, and what do you have planned for the weekend? I’m slowly recovering from getting sick (and, more accurately, attempting to overdo it while sick!) so I’m going to have a quiet one catching up on a bit of work and writing to make sure it does not all come down on me live an avalanche Monday morning! 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!