How are you doing?
Gosh this has been an exciting week! And there’s been a lot of baking! Baking with pumpkin, baking with chocolate chips, delicious delicious baking!
Dotcomgiftshop were kind enough to send me a few bits for my house this week – including these pretty ceramic handles – I did a bit of a 2 minute makeover on my bedside drawers – what do you think?
I also got these pretty ceramic jars that are dead ringers for some that I saw in Anthropologie in the states (needless to say they were massively more expensive!). And can I just mention how much I’m loving lisanthiums? A bunch from the supermarket is £3.50 and the ones I have at the moment have lasted almost two weeks! And they’re so pretty.
On Wednesday evening we got ready to watch the first episode of The Great British Bake-Off! We headed to Suede for pizza and drinks first, since there was going to be plenty of cake on the go later on! I loved the ninja turtles and the cocktails were tasty but the actual pizzas weren’t what I was expecting – they didn’t fit the ‘artisan, stone-baked’ pizza to me – the base was very flat and didn’t have much flavour. I’ll give it another go just to be sure though!
We gathered in the lounge at Broadway with Jordan’s friends and a few members of Cake Eaters Anonymous to watch the first episode! It was definitely the most excited I’ve ever been about the Bake Off (which is saying something!).
It was REALLY fun watching it with a big group of excitable bake-off fans! Needless to say we cheered every time Jordan appeared on screen!
Afterwards we presented Jordan with a personalised ‘Star Baker’ apron that I found online (how cool is it! we we thought he deserved one!), and ate lots of cake! Jordan made his strawberry decorated swiss roll from the show, and it looked fantastic! I had a cake hangover for the whole of Thursday!
This week I also noticed lots of pretty rainbows around Nottingham… and got sent my very first Veg box! I came home on Wednesday to find it on my doorstep after the kind folk at Woodlands Farm sent me one to try out. They deliver organic produce from their farm in Lincolnshire to within 60 miles – if you’re interested, these are the different types of box they do. It really was organic – everything was covered in dirt and smelling of the earth! Any tips on what to do with a patty pan squash? I also got beetroot which I’m a bit unsure about so I’m going to see what my mum says!
I was also in the local paper this week! The Nottingham Post was kind enough to profile me in a series they do about local foodie types. Of course, I declared myself firmly behind #teamjordan!
Have a wonderful weekend guys! I hope you’re doing something special?