It’s been a busy time, with just TWO WEEKS to go (eeeeeeeek!) it feels like I’m not achieving everything I should be! But really I can only do what I can do. People will survive, the world will not stop spinning.
The lovely Mr Q (of Mr & Mrs Q of Essex) snapped the photos below of my room and bathroom waiting for me in their house. Absolutely beautiful! I’m such a lucky girl and I can not wait to arrive!
my roooooooom in Essex
Yesterday I was fortunate enough to be taken to Euro for a work leaving lunch.
Below is what I ate; yes I was classy enough to snap photos in the fancy restaurant.
Crab & prawn; jalapeño creme fraiche, tobiko & tuna wafers
Rotisserie chicken with herb rub, mash & peanut slaw
Mandarin tea sorbet, kaffir lime panacotta, pistachio crunch & raspberry yoghurt noodles
With a couple of glasses of NZ sauv I was a very happy girl.
My brownies that is.
Well when I say mine, I mean Nigella’s. I haven’t made brownies in years, but this recipe of Nigella’s was amazing and as you’d expect of her, very rich and with tonnes of dark chocolate, sugar and butter. But that’s why we love her. I’m taking the rest of the batch to work for the guys. They’ll love ‘em.
It has been a very unfriendly-Dukan day spent watching chick flicks with girlfriends and eating spinach, artichoke and cream cheese dip with fresh bread rolls, falafel
sausage rolls and of course, the brownies.
So naturally my body now hates me and I feel very sluggish. Even sipping black tea isn’t helping. I’m back on the Dukan again tomorrow, that is until Thursday when work are taking me to Euro for lunch. I’m going ALL OUT on that drool-worthy menu.
It was an absolutely beautiful day and night.
After last night’s huge pumpkin roast-off I had a lot leftover. I spotted some bruchetta at the supermarket and this flavour sensation was born:
Bruchetta with roast pumpkin, salami, feta, onion, mozzarella, fresh basil and a drizzle of balsamic.
My absolute favourite season. The weather is it’s crispest and sunniest and the colours are vibrant.
Cue all the lovely roast pumpkin with garlic and rosemary. Pumpkin, butternut and squash are so cheap right now. This pumpkin was especially cheap: free, from the garden.
This batch of golden orange goodness was served up with schnitzel and a side of rocket salad with a vinaigrette dressing.