After deciding to skip last weeks round up as I was away, I am back with the second instalment in my new series. It’s been a fun foodie few weeks. Last Friday after months of cancelled plans I finally made it to Street Feast at Dalston Yard. It was a great way to cross off a couple of places on my London restaurant wish list as there was a great mix of established names as well as some smaller brands. I was so excited to see a tomato free option on Pizza Pilgrims menu, and they did not disappoint with portobello mushrooms and truffle oil over a roux sauce, definitely a combination I will be recreating at home.
^^^ It’s only take 5 years to get a photo of the four of us together
The next day we headed off to Secret Cinema’s Back to the Future screening in Stratford. The level of detail in the recreation was incredible. In the weeks preceding we were given new identities and encouraged to dress up for the performance. I worked at the garage and Dan was a high school student. Apart from what felt like obvious cougar overtones it was fun to pretend to be someone else for the evening. I particularly loved the characters they had walking round interacting with the crowd (Lorraine told us that she was upset that her Mum would not let her on prom committee and Lou came up to ask us if we were enjoying the food from his diner) and acting out scenes from the film. We were lucky enough to see most of the scenes from up close (I have friends who missed nearly all of them) starting with seeing a commotion out of the corner of my eye that turned out to be the scene where Marty got run over. The whole thing culminated in a screening of the first movie on the town hall which we watched from the faux grass town square being lapped by a Delorean (!!!!!!) at appropriate parts of the movie.
^^^ In our costumes (Texaco workers were told to bring a chamois cloth hence the one hanging from my belt) for Secret Cinema before we had to hand in our phones
For the rest of the day I am going to be in the kitchen experimenting with recipes for the next few weeks content, so I shall leave you with a few things that have been inspiring me this week.
^^^ beautiful chard/fennel panzanella
I want to do: more painted herb pots for my balcony, five was not enough! I have been obsessed with the idea of adding some colour to our tiny 2.4m² outdoor space ever since seeing Laura Gummerman’s painted outdoor rug. I just love her fun use of colour around her home, I can’t wait to get started on this fun coloured mat gallery wall project next!
I want to eat: smashed avocado and herbs with crepes posted by Shu on her stunning instagram and I have not been able to stop thinking about them. I love crepes, and I always think of savoury pancakes having something heavy and hearty as a filling so this light summery alternative really caught my eye.
With this for dessert: pistachio gelato, one of my absolute favourite summer desserts of all time.
I want to go: To Alexandra Palace. I can see it in the distance every time I stand at my kitchen sink, and after seeing Shiny Thoughts gorgeous photos from there we’ve decided to break out our bikes on Sunday and cycle up there for their farmers market.
Getting some serious kitchen envy: from Love Taza’s city apartment kitchen update, I just love those charcoal cabinets.
Foodie Fact of the week: marshmallows were originally designed as sore throat soothers, and they actually work!
Also around the web: one of my photos was included in a Huffington Post round up of rice krispie treats it’s so exciting to see something I made up next to some of my favourite bloggers.
Previously on BAKE
^^^ roasted strawberries and cream cheese bagels/fennel and ricotta foccaccia