As you’ve probably noticed I’ve been travelling around a lot recently – it feels like just yesterday I got back from Melborne and now I’m hopping between Austria and Germany, promoting the launch of my new book. During my downtime this month I’ve had serious kitchen envy and discovered some fantastic notecards that I can’t wait to start using. Here are some more of my favourite April finds.
As you have probably seen from my YouTube channel, my kitchen is pretty crammed with stuff. Sometimes I just crave a minimalist, white kitchen. Have serious sink envy here – a Belfast-style sink like the one pictured above is high on my dream kitchen wish-list. What’s the one thing you want in your dream kitchen?
*2 – My Life in Sourdough
Marie has featured in my Eat Share Listen before (read more here). I’m a big fan of her work and can’t wait to catch up with Season 2 of My Life in Sourdough (teaser featured above). If you’re interested in seeing some of Marie’s work, here’s a video that she shot for my YouTube channel.
I thoroughly recommend you have a listen to the multi-talented Benjamin Clementine when have a moment. His powerful vocals and soulful tracks are a delight to listen to. ‘Then I heard a bachelor’s cry’ and ‘Nemesis’ are a great place to start. What are you listening to at the moment?
Those of you who have been following me for a while will know I love all things lavender. I really love cooking with it too and I know a lot of you enjoy my Lemon and Lavender Chicken recipe from the Little Paris Kitchen (read more here: Flavour of the Month – Lavender). There are some lovely ideas for using lavender to create sweet treats over on Food 52. The Lemon Lavender Polenta Cake (pictured above) looks delicious and sounds perfect for spring.
*5 – Postcard Teas
I absolutely love tea and always try to buy ethically sourced teas where possible. Discovered this charming tea company online and will definitely be adding it to my list of places to visit when I next have a spare moment. The tea tasting classes sound very relaxing, and I love that you can send tea postcards – what a fab way to keep in touch with friends all over the world. There are some really lovely designs – I particularly liked the Japanese Yame Green postcard (pictured above).
Some interesting thoughts here on additives in modern food production. Personally I prefer my food as natural as possible. What do you think?
Really enjoyed scrolling through this new series on the Guardian. Interesting to see how the illustrations of Mexican children’s books compare to the likes of Quentin Blake or Judith Kerr (two of my favourites). Looking forward to seeing more from other parts of the world.
These Pen to Paper notecards are absolutely gorgeous. I love that each notecard has a different image too. Present /&/ Correct have a whole bunch of great designs – if you are looking to expand your stationary collection, I would definitely recommend checking them out.