You know those periods in your life where things are pretty sucky and – for reasons totally beyond your control – they’re going to be sucky forever, so you just have to get over it and move on? Well, you know how sometimes when you gradually learn to accept it, life comes along and makes everything even crappier? Well today is one of those days.
I think I’m going to have to start naming my recipes like Friends episodes. You know – “The One Where…” This one would definitely be “The One Where I Was Supposed To Do A Pink Recipe Box Post Makeover But The Result Was Even Uglier Than The First Time I Made It”, so that wasn’t going to happen.
You know what? I don’t think I’ve ever purchased a packet of burger buns from the supermarket. Never ever ever. Sure, I’ve eaten them at other people’s houses, but I’ve never bought them myself. That probably has something to do with the fact that in May 2012, I developed the recipe for perfect whole-wheat hamburger buns. And I’ve never looked back.
Let me tell you guys – I have an absolutely amazing dessert for you today. I’m not going to say it’s an amazing recipe because – to be honest – it’s more assembling than baking or cooking. But whatever it is, it’s amazing and you should definitely go out of your way to make it this weekend.
You know those meals that you have absolutely no intention of posting on your blog but turn out so amazing that you end up using the photo of the dinner table that you snapped on your phone initially intending just to post it on Instagram as the only recipe image on your food blog? Well that’s was this is.
Way back in September 2012, I had my first ever strawberry basil cocktail and since then I’ve been hooked. I say cocktail…it was actually a small glass of strawberry basil vodka that I had in an ice bar in Paris. It was truly amazing – like it should have been. A venue as awesome as an ice bar should serve equally awesome drinks, right?
When you think of summer, what kind of foods do you think of? Pizzas? Hot dogs? S’mores? I think of burgers. Great big juicy burgers loaded with flavour and layered with toppings and toppings and toppings. Except this burger, which doesn’t have any toppings at all because the burger is incredible on its own. Really.
Happy Fourth of July! Even though I’m not American (although I did just spend two of the best weeks of my life in Orlando) I figured that everyone would be celebrating this holiday and I might as well jump on the bandwagon and share a US-inspired recipe. And nothing says America quite like chocolate chip cookies, right?
I absolutely adore sweet potatoes, don’t you? Sliced into chunks and baked, mashed up with cream cheese or diced into chunks and oven roasted. However they’re going – I’ll take them! Up until recently, I’d only ever used sweet potatoes as a side dish in savoury main courses, but all that changed when I discovered these scones.
This sandwich is what I like to think of as a posh breakfast sandwich. Not the kind of sandwich that you throw together and shove in your face as you’re rushing out of the door on a Monday morning, but the kind of sandwich that you take time over, choosing the best ingredients and taking care to put it together in a way which will make it look its best.