Sunday, 23 November 2014
A couple of weekends ago my friend and I went to Notting Hill to enjoy the autumn. I love areas of London like that, I have always had a dream of living in a tiny little London flat in a terraced house. I always imagined it to be super cosy with low lighting, cups of fragrant tea, knitted jumpers and reading with the sound of rain outside the window. Notting Hill reminds me of that area I saw in my dreams.
Sunday, 26 October 2014
So a few weekends ago I accidentally ended up in Belgium.
My lovely Hugo, being the spontaneous type he is, called me up as soon as I finished work on Friday and started selling the idea of coming to Belgium with him. I was sceptical, as I didn’t feel like sitting on the shore for 2 days and waiting for him to finish sailing. But during the 30 minutes on my way back I thought – London, the food markets and clothes shops are going to be here every weekend. Belgium on the other hand, is a nice adventure. It was a yes!
Sunday, 28 September 2014
I am quite the snacker. I sometimes just have a whole load of snacks for dinner. I know – it’s not great, but I just love picking at things!
I attempt making good snacking choices, like nuts and seeds, veggies or fruit. Recently I got into bread with virgin olive oil, which is not great. What I’m also not too proud of is my never-ending love of peanut butter… Sometimes I watch TV with a new jar of peanut butter and suddenly I realise that it’s already only half-full... Oops! I do only buy 100% peanut butter to avoid the additives and naughty oils. The brands I like in the UK are NutShot (my absolute favourite), Biona and Peanut Butter and Co.
However, my main snacking problem is that when I’m in the mood for a snack, there are usually not many options around! And I usually need it ‘n o w’. Which leaves me with shop-bought treats, which are not always the best – I like to know what exactly goes into my food and how is it cooked.
But recently I discovered a snack that is easy to make and I actually really enjoy making it. Beetroot crisps!
Friday, 19 September 2014
Tuesday, 16 September 2014
Monday, 25 August 2014
How many teaspoons of sugar do you think there are in one (just one) can of Coke?
80% of foods sold in the US contain added sugar. Knowing that sugar is 8 times more addictive than cocaine, does this not make you wonder why?.. My relationship with sugar has definitely gone a little too far.
Sunday, 29 December 2013
I am sorry I have not been present for a while. There were a few eyebrows raised regarding why have I been quiet for so long - I have explained myself and told them that I don’t want to push it when there is no inspiration. It is sad - I began feeling differently towards the blog after I have started working. I think the tiredness has won in the battle with me in many instances, but I am back nonetheless!
That does not mean that I have not been cooking or thinking about food. Not at all! There have been many new things I have tried, many new ingredients I have discovered and, sadly, many failures in my kitchen, which my boyfriend Hugo has been very English about and politely smiled a lot.
I have wanted to write about this topic for a while, but the frost today in the morning has pushed me over the edge and I have performed a handshake with myself over sitting down and actually putting pen to paper (i.e. fingertips to keyboard).