am, April 15, 2014

This weekend I ventured out to the grand opening of Kofra, a new little coffee shop that’s opened up around the corner from my house. It’s got a lovely chilled out honest feel and it reminds me a lot of some of the Swedish cafes that I really love in Stockholm, which after talking to Jose, the owner, isn’t surprising as his inspiration and favourite coffee shop is over the sea in Holland. I’m starting to think that a European café-crawl would be a great idea for my next holiday :)

I’m looking forward to taking Tristan to Kofra for some coffee sampling, as he’s a big espresso connoisseur while I’m very firmly still in the tea camp. Tea fiends like myself will be glad to know that they do sell a very refreshing proper mint tea, along with a selection of good looking cakes, which you can sit and enjoy whilst watching the world pass by through the window. Looking forward to popping back with all the coffee nerds that I know soon!

pm, April 14, 2014

I am, yet again, on future pear watch!

To get myself ready and inspired for the hopefully bountiful harvest later in the year I have started a special pear themed board on my pinterest page, so that I can keep all of my ideas in one place and not forget everything. Lets hope for a good summer so that we get lots of lovely fruit.

pm, April 11, 2014

I’ve been ill with a horrible cough and cold for the last week, so have been curled up in my bed feeling very sorry for myself. Finally I’ve started to feel better and can get round to sharing the photographs from last weekend’s Make & Do pop up shop, which I’m happy to say was really successful.

I did my usual number and didn’t give myself a chance to take photos of all the goodies before most were procured and eaten, but thankfully I did manage to get a few snaps before everything was gone. Alongside the buns and cookies that I made were treats (tiny lemon tarts and caramel shortbread pictured) by my awesome friend Jude, who will be launching her own foodie blog soon. Also pictured are cushions by designer Suzanne Antonelli, paper cuts by Su Owen and clothing by Shhhh collective.

Thanks a million to everyone who came down to support us.    

pm, April 2, 2014
Here’s one of my lovely white sourdough loaves, with a hint of wholemeal. If you follow me on instagram then you’ll probably already have seen it as I’m so proud of how they’ve been turning out lately, I can’t stop myself from posting copious pictures. 
Now that I’m getting more comfortable working with sourdough I’m definitely going to be experimenting more with flavour combinations, and I’m looking forward to sharing new recipes here soon.

Here’s one of my lovely white sourdough loaves, with a hint of wholemeal. If you follow me on instagram then you’ll probably already have seen it as I’m so proud of how they’ve been turning out lately, I can’t stop myself from posting copious pictures.

Now that I’m getting more comfortable working with sourdough I’m definitely going to be experimenting more with flavour combinations, and I’m looking forward to sharing new recipes here soon.

pm, March 30, 2014
Today I have been baking rye and spelt sourdough with pumpkin, sunflower, flax and sesame seeds.
The rye sourdough starter is a lot more active than I had first imagined, so I’ll keep you posted on how the loaves turn out and how they eventually taste. Because it’s mostly rye, I’ll wait until tomorrow to cut into it, so that the flavours get a chance to mature. 

Today I have been baking rye and spelt sourdough with pumpkin, sunflower, flax and sesame seeds.

The rye sourdough starter is a lot more active than I had first imagined, so I’ll keep you posted on how the loaves turn out and how they eventually taste. Because it’s mostly rye, I’ll wait until tomorrow to cut into it, so that the flavours get a chance to mature. 

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