Thank you everyone for your kind words about my blog redesign. I always think of web design like cooking, something I stumble through with a lot of help from this internet, that when right gives me real pride and a sense of accomplishment. It’s been almost a month since I last wrote one of these posts, but what a month. I met one of my heros, worked on a commercial with Hemsley and Hemsley (who were two of the most grounded and sweetest people I have met), and was in front of the camera for the first time making a loaf of brioche. Also, I got to help out behind the scenes of a Guardian Cook shoot a couple of weeks ago, seeing something I helped make as the front cover was the best feeling!
Apart from getting fully on board with baking with a lot of apples and cinnamon I have been completely rejecting the idea that it is officially Autumn. Which culminated in my freezing my **** off walking round Shoreditch yesterday without a coat. It’s official, it’s here, and I am going wooly jumper shopping as soon as I can brave Westfields again (but I might get pizza again so maybe it’s ok).
Tomorrow I am having a few friends over to indulge in the best of Autumnal fair, my boyfriends legendary mac and cheese (the secret is Sainsbury’s macaroni and a lot of chorizo). For dessert I am serving cherry crumble pie (recipe next week), inspired by the delicious dessert served at Rosie’s #alotonherplate supperclub at the Paradise.
I am going to do: this beautiful gold moon tutorial from A Beautiful Mess, though on a canvas as I’m not sure my landlord would be all that pleased about me attacking one of the walls with gold acrylic. Dan’s dissertation was on the effect of tiny high velocity meteors on the moon’s surface, so it’s nice to have a little reminder of his astrophysic interests as we walk through our front door.
I want to eat: orange, carrot, ginger, miso sauce from The Muffin Myth. Eating enough vegetables is so much harder in the winter months, all I want usually is potatoes and pasta. Last year I started experimenting with hot vegetable dressings (I like to think of them as warm winter salads). I can’t wait to add this one to my repatoire.
With this for dessert: I’ve only had pecan pie once or twice, and it something I have wanted to try my hand at at some point. I am completely sold on Warm Vanilla Sugar’s dark chocolate and bourbon version, doesn’t it just sound delicious!
I want to go: out on my bike! I have not gone out on it in months, so first thing tomorrow morning I am going to (literally) dust it off and head over to Newington Green Grocer to pick up supplies for the dinner I am hosting and then see where the wind (and my bravery take me!)
This was really interesting: I met Rachel last week whilst working at the first #leisurefeast supper club. It was a really fun, but long day filming(14 hours start to finish) so it was interesting to read her review of attending.
Foodie recommendation of the week: The Diner’s hanger fries, shoestring fries with fried onions, melted cheese and burger sauce, so so bad but literally the best.
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