Does anyone else really love a big bowl of porridge? But then after a week or so absolutely despise that bowl of porridge, because the thought of eating the same thing over and over again (there are exceptions.....cake) makes you feel so sick and bored with life?!
This recipe is a contribution to my favourite meal of the week ...you just can't beat a Sunday brunch. What a magical time to get away with eating the best of everything. Can be sweet, could be savoury, or my favourite, a mixture of both.
I just love lemon curd sooo much! When I was little I used to have lemon curd sandwiches at school but I don't think my teeth would tolerate that much zingy lemon and sugar quite so frequently anymore so this is definitely a treat.
So I have a knack for picking restaurants with huge lines, Georgia has a knack for booking places to stay that require us to walk a marathon to get to. There is usually a good reason though, like a great coffee shop nearby or a really cool market across the street. Santa Fe is no different, looking across from our hotel sits 'The Revolution Bakery', it is 100% gluten free and offers up sweet and savoury delights
Sedona is a beautiful, red rocked sanctuary of spiritual energy and with the ever changing light of the evening sun, it is easy to get distracted whilst driving the winding roads around the rocky cliffs, that is until the car we're hiring starts having a warning alert frenzy, throwing out flood warnings every 2 minutes, I mean come on, we have only just left drought ridden California, how can the weather change so dramatically?! Luckily we only experienced a mahoosive thunder storm and got a teensy bit wet in the tent that we then had to sit with for an hour the next morning, waiting for it to dry before we could pack it back into Steve's rucksack.
Getting to LA started off a bit crap, I left my sunglasses in the back of the taxi that dropped us at the bus station, within 5 minutes I had rung him and said he had my glasses but he wouldn't come back before checking in at his base. We missed our bus, had to pay $65 for new tickets and for the taxi driver to give back my glasses, I had a crying breakdown
Never have we been faced with such a dilemma that didn't involve food. Checking out the national park websites for any driving condition notifications, we came across a little snag in the plans whilst deciding on which park to camp in..
I don't know how he does it, but Steve just loves to suggest a restaurant that comes with a long queue attached. Maybe it's a British thing? And maybe it's and American thing to react in such a casual way when asked if there is a table available to reply 'oh yes we can fit you in at 8:45pm'.....It is currently 11:45am and we were aiming for lunch but we mask our surprise and accept the offer like it was exactly what we wanted 'how wonderful, perfect
Being told that Portland was a mini version of Seattle set the hopes high, so after walking for 30 minutes with 40 kilos of backpack between us and staring up a road that looked like it was lacking some love, we felt disheartened. Fortunately moments later we turn a corner (literally not metaphorically) and the street comes to life. Mississippi avenue is full of quirky bistros, funky independent boutiques and pods of food carts. We get neck cramp from trying to look in every direction at the same time and to be honest the pain is so worth it.
We have only spent 2 days in Seattle, but within hours, I was calling our rented apartment home, this city can satisfy my every need and keep me happy for years to come, (as a food source not a loving partner.)
The Wind is missing from the Windy City and it is just bloody hot! After telling our hostel staff member in Chicago that we were here for the food, he recommended pizza, hot dogs and alcohol....good job I had back up options to the locals opinion hey! Top of my list is 'antique Taco' a supposed 10 minute walk from the hostel (45mins when lacking the sense of direction skill ...
Months of planning and we're finally here! Our USA foodie adventure starts in New York and after a long flight and practically longer wait in customs, we get on the subway. Now I'm not blaming Steve but ...
So occasionally when I have over indulged (frequently) or a big food trip is coming up, I feel the need to cut out processed sugars for a week or so, like a little detox for my gut, this in no way stops me baking, I just replace the processed with natural sugars like honey or maple but on a much smaller quantity.
I have been waited for this moment for what feels like years! its finally just about hot enough to get the bbq out. I think its probably my favourite way to cook. Being outside surrounded by friends and family, cooking over open fire whilst sipping on a newly discovered craft beer makes me VERY happy.
I used to make them when we had our cafe and people always laughed about the name but there was never any doubt that they definitely worked a treat with a smile guaranteed, except when you've finished the cookie, then it's just sad again...so you have another one....it's a hard habit to break so i'm just giving a warning, these are addictive! G
A roasted squash salad with cured meat and cheese is nothing new but roasting the squash whole takes it to a different level! By locking in the steam and flavours the squash develops a soft and creamy texture with a crispy skin, what's not to like? With the addition of thyme you're adding some necessary herbyness to the squash from the inside.
I have this massive 'got to try' list of food venues in London, every time we go, narrowing it down to one is near impossible, ideally I would want to eat at several places in one night, sampling something from each place before moving on to the next, but with many places having taken up the 'trendy' no reservations route, you would be spending most of the night stood outside in a queue probably getting rained on.