Good things come to those who wait and I’m sorry I didn’t post this sooner but as I mentioned a few weeks ago I made a middle eastern meal for some friends of mine who came to stay! As with any good dinner party you need to spend time with your friends and not all your time in the kitchen so I tried to stick to things I could make in advance and used a combination of homemade dishes and ready made goodies! I made a Tabouleh salad myself and cooked halloumi and marinated chicken. I also made some homemade bab ganoush, an aubergine dip from Lebanon. You can easily recreate this feast at home using shop bought dips and salads. I also used a falafel mix that I bought from Waitrose. It made about 10 falafel for £1.10! I hope you like the images and if you want any information on the dishes just let me know!
Hello everyone! Sorry it has been ages since I last posted but the past two months have been a little manic! I figured I would share with you a little of what I have been up to and also all the delicious food images I’ve taken over the past few weeks!
I kicked off my summer with a holiday in Spain with three of my best friends as a pre wedding celebration for my friend Amy who was getting married! We had an amazing time and there are lots of pictures of fabulous food to show you!
We indulged in a little too much ice cream while we were there but when it looks that good it is hard not to! We also had the most amazing paella on the beach which they only serve on Sundays but it was worth the trip because it was delicious and sooooo flavoursome! Just a little snap below to show you where we were staying!
So on my return from Spain I started back at work on the Monday with a trip to London only to find out I’d been offered a job I’d applied for working as an interior designer for a large restaurant chain. I was over the moon it couldn’t be a more perfect job for me! So, after handing my notice in I took myself off for a few days travelling in Barcelona and Paris. After the stress of searching for a new job for so long it was great to have a little time for myself. I saw so many great places I have never been before and also had some AMAZING food! Here’s a few pictures…
These pictures are from a great bar in Barcelona! This is Pinchos or Pintxo. Literally translating as ‘spike’ this is a regional version of tapas where the food is served in a buffet style where you simply pick up a plate and help yourself. The waiter then comes to the table to count the number of sticks you have. Considering each ‘stick’ was 1 euro 60 you could easily eat a very filling meal for under £5. It was amazing. If you are visiting Barcelona let me know and I will post the address of the bar!
Next up I travelled to Paris where I tried some amazing baked goods and the traditional crepes! I have to say though I was a little disappointed with the food in Paris. While I know it is very expensive to eat in any capital city, the cheaper places in Paris were very poor quality and it seemed there were very few bargains to be had! It was also gorgeous weather which meant eating outside had you surrounded by about 50 Parisians puffing on cigarettes which was a little off putting when you’re eating. The sightseeing was amazing but it perhaps wasn’t the most gastronomically place I’ve visited!
Despite the restaurants not being great, the bakeries were amazing and I ate enough croissants and madeline to last a lifetime!
Well again I’m sorry for the break in posts but I hope this accounts for some of it! I was also away two weeks ago being bridesmaid for my friend’s gorgeous wedding in Bristol which was amazing and busy starting my new job but now I’ve fallen into more of a routine I’m hoping I can post more so keep your eyes peeled as I’m starting to get back in the swing of things now!
I’m not usually one who goes for the super cute stuff but I fell head over heels for these Japanese Kawaii erasers! Kawaii is a Japanese word meaning ‘cute’ and represents a key style in Japan for all things girly, tiny and sugary sweet. I bought myself a set of the dessert erasers from eBay as it skipped the delivery fee but they are available in the UK through www.tofucute.com and they’re really reasonably priced!
Cannot afford it but I really really want this! Available from We Are Dorothy using this link, the rug is priced at £800. Shaped like the infamous Custard Cream biscuit, they are planning others in this range too including Jammy Dodgers and Oreos! Amazing, it combines my two loves food and interiors!
Spotted this and it simply has to be THE greatest party food of all time! No doubt about it. Tiny shots of beer, miniature burgers and cheese toasties? I’d eat the lot!
Sometimes you stumble across something that makes you feel great. This was one of those things! If you haven’t heard of Robyn Lawley she is a gorgeously beautiful model who’s appeared on the cover of Vogue and models for several big brand names. She is also classed as ‘Plus-Sized’……she is a UK size 14. I’m a UK size 12-14 so does this make me plus size? Who knows, but it really bugs me because yeh I might not look like Kate Moss but at least I get to eat a big wedge of chocolate cake once in a while!!! What’s that saying? ‘Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels?’ ….well clearly you’re not eating the right things! Hehe well here is a picture of the gorgeous Miss Lawley to prove how fab she is!
Now not only is she stunning she is also a massive food fan and has her own Tumblr account called ‘Robyn Lawley Eats’. It’s filled with insanely delicious photographs and should definitely be explored! There’s a screen shot below or follow this link to look at the blog in full!