Happy Friday everyone! It’s a bank holiday weekend – woohoo! The last one until Christmas (boo)!
This past weekend was a pretty quiet one – I got lots of stuff done around the house and garden as planned! I was also seized with inspiration while watching Barefoot Contessa (omg, the most amazing cookery show ever) and rushed to the kitchen to trial a new method of baking tall chocolate chip cookies – and it worked! I’ll share the new method with you soon!
I also made some more homemade brown sugar this weekend – have you tried making your own yet? It’s so easy and really helpful as you can make light muscavado or dark muscavado sugar as long as you have some caster sugar and some treacle in the cupboard!
The kittens continue to be crazy little bundles of fluff this week. Blackie especially is not a respecter of personal space and likes to get really close to your face and eyeball you. Kitten food breath is a small price to pay for such adorableness!
I also tried out two new dinners at the weekend – stuffed pattypan squash (stuffed with a mixture of veggies, tomato sauce, breadcrumbs and cheese) which I don’t think I’d repeat (at least with squash) because I didn’t like the taste of the squash at all. I also made a tomato feta filo pie one evening which was very tasty using this recipe (and I will make this again as I have leftover filo to use!).
On Wednesday I watched (and recapped!) the Bake-Off – and Jordan went home! Boo! Team Jordan will now switch to supporting other contestants in Jordan’s honour, including team Norman. As for me, I think I might behind team Martha at the moment! Who do you think will win?
Last night I cooked up some pumpkin risotto with browned butter, sage leaves and stilton, and a pumpkin cream cheese loaf for an informal dinner with my friends (and bridesmaids). I’m so thankful to have such lovely friends!
What are you up to this weekend? I’m going for brunch at Bill’s (giving them a second chance after my poor experience last time) and spending lots of time with the kittens!