Sharing the Love

Sharing the Love

 1. Food stylin’ in France 2. New comics 3. Dumplings in Birmingham 4. A weekend with at my sister & brother in law’s 5. Fried halloumi at Bill’s in Bristol 6. Frozen yogurt 7. Currently reading 8. He helps with my emails 9. PIE! 10. A mega mac n cheese last week 11. Cubanos at The Greedy Pig 12. Experimenting with pulled pork

Let’s talk about what’s been going on lately. Basically… work. I’ve been busy doing the boring bit of my life (writing skip hire websites and formatting spreadsheets) so that this week I can do more of the exciting stuff! I had an exciting styling job today and have another lined up for tomorrow, so I’m beavering away editing and planning for all that. I’m attempting to flesh out my portfolio a little so I can try and pitch for more food clients from now on, and it’s very nice to have those kind of prospects on the horizon.

France was awesome, by the way. It was amazing to spend some time with Karen from Lavender and Lovage and learn how she maintains such an inspiring blog which has become such a resource to aspiring cooks. She’s a real inspiration! I have LOADS of photos from that weekend and it’s taking me a little while to wade through them, but bear with me, there will be a post coming up soon sharing my experience. So much glorious food!

I’ve been working weekends and evenings for the last few weeks, so I’m looking forward to a break. My plans consist of reading The Goldfinch – I’ve started but haven’t been able to dedicate much time, so I’m only 50 pages in, finishing Top of the Lake – I’m currently on episode three and completely enthralled, and visiting Leeds Beer Festival this weekend. I don’t actually drink beer, but I’m looking forward to the food on offer, as always.

In other news, I’ve come up with a little redesign for Whip Until Fluffy, with help from the guys at Guide, so I’m getting pretty excited about launching that within the next week or so. There will only be a few simple changes, but hopefully it’ll make the blog a bit more pleasing to the eye. A few people have brought up problems with the font size before, so if you have any comments on the way you’d like the layout to change, I’d really appreciate reading them down in the comments.

Last night I ended up at the @MEATLiquorLDS launch party and by golly was it fun. I drank quite a lot of rum punch and munched on Tobacco Onions, deep fried pickles and really juicy burgers. I’ve visited the London restaurant a few times so I’ve been really looking forward to the launch, and the intro didn’t let me down. I’ll be back next week to try it out for real. 

Here’s what I’ve been reading lately:

Global Grasshopper shares her 10 Tips for Picture Perfect Travel Photography
The Content Marketer in me loved What 8th Graders Taught Me About Social Strategy by Victor Pineiro
My Life as a Magnolia Bakery Cupcake Bouncer was a fascinating read
THIS IS AMAZING. One of my favourite food blogs, Top with Cinnamon, has a BOOK. She’s 18!!!
I had a little cry at this: Ricky Gervais broke my heart.
I know I’ve scorned Courgetti (it’s not pasta, guys) but this simple recipe tempted me
Eggs Benedict Cumberbatch, need I say more?
Forget all of the drama, remember this stuff: I’ve been blogging for 8 freaking years
Jen shared her story of Getting a Tattoo Aged 28 – our tattooist Rebecca is awesome
Bridget shares this recipe for gluten free Corn & Chilli Biscuits. And hey, I love corn.
Some of us liked Chris Pratt before it was cool. This. So much this.
Lets all talk about how awesome JLaw is: 21 Photos of Jennifer Lawrence You Should Look at Instead
Cous Cous Bang Bang’s review of the Almost Famous on Great George Street had me LOLLING
Dine x Design has been my favourite blog for a few months now, and I love this post from cocktail pro Nathan Hazard
After a visit last weekend, it’s lovely to read Lyzi’s post on Bristol’s Best Bits – my hometown is a beaut
French Toast with Pear Chutney and Mascarpone. No words.
Rachel’s stay at citizenM Hotel in London made me seriously envious – must book in
I love what Tracy has done with the photos hanging around on her computer – inspirational!

I’ve got a couple of recipes coming up this week, plus a “day in the life” style post too. I have to apologise for keeping you waiting on that mac n cheese recipe, I’ve been struggling with the light in my house and wasn’t happy with the photographs. I’m going to remake the dish and shoot it again. It’s worth the wait, I promise! I’ve got a dessert coming up for you over the weekend.

What have you been up to recently?

  • The Top Until Cinnamon book is so good! I’ve already made a couple of things – including the ‘courgetti’ which is actually billed as a side dish rather than a pasta-substitute, which I can definitely get more on board with!

    • Ohh, what have you made so far aside from the cake? I’ve done the Tuna Salad, Blueberry Smoothie & Roasted Chickpeas.

      • I also made the Courgetti recipe for dinner last week – and now I’m a bit obsessed! The Swedish Chocolate Cake is in another league though!

        • I’m excited to try that, especially as it does not need a bloody spiraliser!

          • Lil

            Ladies, I bought it on Friday! So excited to try some recipes 😀

          • Yay! Can’t wait to hear what you bake from it.

    • Lil

      Courgetti as a side dish? Now THAT sounds good. I’m trying it immediately! 🙂

  • Thanks for the shout out! Also, I second Amy’s think about Izy’s book being amazing. I’ve made a couple of things too, and they’ve all been awesome!

    • Lil

      No problem, Rachel 🙂 Excited to try some recipes from Izy’s book. Thanks for the comment!

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