Food for thought

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Food for thought

This past week has been very busy, filled with long business calls, endless emails and an overwhelming desire for the weekend (and sunny weather) to come already. On the plus side, I’ve been experimenting with a couple new no-churn ice cream flavours, have fallen hard for savoury tarts tatin (recipe coming soon) and decided to give my beloved vampire TV dramas a rest and go back to old favourites only to discover that Rear Window gets better every time and His Girl Friday helps my crush on Cary Grant to remain in tact.

Here’s a couple things I’ve been looking at:

Your guide to building a classic wardrobe, so you can then go a little crazy with accessories and whatnot.

I have a love and hate relationship with brunch; but seeing this gorgeous spread, I’m mostly leaning towards love. Big love!

Pools to feast your eyes on. The first one is my favourite.

Garance Doré and friends on what they eat.

Wes Anderson film sets are always dreamy and these beautiful interiors are inspired by them.

I don’t work in an office and most of my friends who do, get their own lunch. But this made me laugh.

The prettiest notebooks are also customizable.

The loveliest London rooftop bars. Now all we need is summer.

* Ace Sunday coffee with my girls.

Food for thought

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What I mostly enjoy about this space (apart from all the cooking, testing and tasting) is the relationships which have occurred through it and the emergence of the blog as a platform for sharing food, thoughts and ideas with others. What I deliberately go look for online or elsewhere aside, there’s also so many things that fuel my inspiration or pique my interest- be it recipes or techniques, random facts or things happening in London and elsewhere. There never seems to be a shortage of bits and bobs that grab my attention; and more often than not, I find myself really wanting to share them here. [READ MORE]

Asparagus, wild garlic & corn cream cheese tartlets

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Asparagus, wild garlic & corn cream cheese tartlets

These asparagus, garlic & corn cream cheese tartlets are just perfect for this time of year. Asparagus is one of my favourite ingredients you guys! But, looking at my recipes, you wouldn’t know- in fact it’s been only featured here twice: quite recently in this super fresh chinese egg rice salad and a while back, courtesy of Nassia and her kick-ass red wine risotto. What the hell, right? Asparagus is such a delicate beauty, such a rock star, it needs all the love we can give it and then some. [READ MORE]

Spinach, dill & lemon basmati rice (spanakorizo)

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Spinach, dill & lemon basmati rice (spanakorizo)

This spinach, dill & lemon basmati rice is my friend Zoe’s version of spanakorizo (spinach rice) a Greek dish which is both widely loved and loathed. I used to belong to the latter category; I passionately despised spanakorizo, even when it was prepared by my mom, the best cook ever. I expressed and emphasized my dislike on any given opportunity, but that never phased her (she’s had long, intense practice in not paying much attention to most dramatic declarations happening at home): instead, it was the dish she’d prepare for my sis and me every time we’d return home from London. I mean, every.damn.time. And every damn time, I’d give it a try and every damn time, I’d dislike it even more. [READ MORE]

White chocolate & strawberry Dutch baby

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White chocolate & strawberry Dutch baby

I think I first came across the photo of a Dutch baby on Pinterest and was instantly smitten. I mean, what’s not to love? A giant pancake, perfectly puffed, perfectly golden brown, perfectly dusted with icing sugar. It really was love at first sight. The following day, I had my first go at that beautiful XL pancake and fell deeply, madly in love. I haven’t stopped making them since and our love affair grows stronger every time. [READ MORE]