Happy Friday, friends! How has your week been? Let me tell you what I’ve been up to!
Last weekend I went to Bill’s restaurant for Saturday morning brunch with Emma, Erin and her little boy Finley. The place was packed with people but unfortunately the food was disappointing again. I ordered blueberry pancakes with maple syrup and fruit, but both me and Emma had to send our pancakes back as they were tough and hard. The staff were lovely about it and brought us replacements, but they were still poor (thin and not at all fluffy!). And HORROR OF HORRORS – they had golden syrup on instead of the advertised maple syrup. Oh Bill’s, these are not the same at all!
Kitten picture time! Oh, and Milo totally had no idea that I gave him rabbit ears! We’re still having Milo and the kittens spend time together for meals, and there’s almost no hissing/growling from Milo now – fingers crossed!
This past weekend I made some tasty Pumpkin Pecan scones which I’ll share with you soon! I was also feeling really inspired and decided to try to make my own Sourdough Starter! I used the recipe from Paul Hollywood’s How to Bake, which uses flour, water and a grated apple, and I’ve been lovingly tending to my starter ever since! I’ve fed and watered it twice, and it is apparently now ready to use, so fingers crossed for delicious homemade sourdough bread this weekend!
Speaking of breakfasts, I kind of reached breaking point with everyone saying how amazing smoothies are (especially Sally’s delicious looking ones!) and got a smoothie maker! It’s really just a compact, powerful blender that’s really good at crushing ice. I’ve been making smoothies for breakfast every day with avocado, spinach, protein powder, half a frozen banana and some blueberries. I’m trying to keep it on the veggie side since drinking your fruits isn’t the healthiest option. Let me know if you have any veggie smoothies you love!
PS If you’re lazy like me and in the market for a smoothie maker/blender, I’d really recommend this one – both the bits go in the dishwasher, so it’s super easy to clean!
I can’t leave you for this week without mentioning Bake-Off again. I don’t even KNOW what the full truth is behind the shenanigans of the past couple of days, BUT I do know that I’m deeply disappointed (perhaps naively so) with the behaviour of the bbc and love productions. Their actions in choosing to creatively edit the show to paint Diana as a villain, motivated, I’ve no doubt, by the desire to stir up a controvesy and twitter storm (oh they had their hashtags and memes ready and the hyped the hell out of wednesday’s episode) is completely unacceptable, irresponsible and unethical in my book. Thoughts?
And if this weeks GBBO has left a bad taste in your mouth… the solution is these cookies!
Have a wonderful weekend friends!