Weekend walks to Buns From Home.
The tiramisu croissant buns are out of this world.
The last of the Autumn leaves from our bedroom window.
Licence to chill.
Blue skies, a mug of hot green tea, a soy wax candle and tip-tapping away on a blog post.
Small things can bring so much joy.
This is the candle I was burning in the last picture and it is truly divine.
So fresh and fruity, it subtly fills the whole room without being overwhelming.
I’ve never met a Paddywax candle I don’t like; they have some lovely scents!
These Sooshichacha candles are lovely too and even came with a handwritten little card – it’s always worth supporting a small business if you can!
I finally got around to watching The Handmaid’s Tale this month and have been loving it so far. This may be a bit controversial, but I actually prefer it to the book…
Also, Grom chocolate gelato is the best store-bought gelato ever.
Ramen-tic dinner date.
The books I read this month.
A few little gifts for friends this month because it’s always nice to spread the joy, especially in these times.
I also set myself the goal of learning 5 new dishes this month and I (kinda) did it!
- The Londoner’s sage and apple roasted pork chops (I’ve made these twice this month and can confirm that they are incredibly easy to cook and delicious – plus you get your five a day in too)
- The Londoner’s Bulhao pato clams (another easy one to cook and really tasty too but more of a treat as clams are pretty pricy in London)
- The Londoner’s simple saucy fish supper (again, really easy and yummy. I’ve made this about 3 times this month)
- Technically not a new dish but I made a quinoa-based poke bowl with surf clam
- Flatbread covered in nduja paste, cheddar, mozzarella, pineapple and parma ham with a side of spicy Nandos sauce (I’d been meaning to use the nduja paste in a while so I’m glad I finally got around to it. A really easy and delicious lunch option)
Finally, I’ll leave you with a Zoom screenshot from Em’s 30th celebrations over the weekend.
Ah, the lockdown life.