Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Things I love these days

So since I'm not really cooking these days and since I have been mainly walking through poster sessions for the last week, how about we talk about some of the things I have been obsessing about lately :) perhaps you'll like some of them as much as I do.

1. I have had this song on repeat lately. There was a slightly embarrassing 24 hours when I rediscovered Nick Lachey in my iTunes library but we're gonna keep that our little secret, right? :)

2. I had a prosciutto sandwich the other day and it had strawberry jam on - and it was amazing! If you try one new flavour combination this year, make it this one!

3. Alex and Patton at East Coast Kitchens have started doing Thanksgiving posts. I can't wait to see what they'll do over the next two weeks.

4. I read Heidi Swanson's recipe for lemony olive oil banana bread earlier this month and mentally earmarked it. That has kinda turned into an obsession - I want to know how it tastes so badly I'm starting to feel like a kid at Christmas. Has anyone tried the cake yet? I think this is going to be the first thing I make once I have settled in in Berlin. And now I'm gonna spend the day thinking about banana bread....

Ok, that turned into a rather short list. I hope you have a fab rest of your week. I might have some exciting photos soon  - I'm going to a wedding in West Virginia this weekend and I have heard great things about the countryside there.

Friday, 11 November 2011

It's been a while

Hello there, it's been a while, hasn't it?
I know...I could have written about comfort food etc, but if you want the slightly embarrassing truth - I haven't cooked a single meal since my last post.
First I was hiding away from the world writing like a crazy person, then I moved the last 7 years of my life back home, just to hide away from the world a bit more do continue writing - I was at home for 4 weeks and I pretty much only left my room to eat and the house to go running (don't tell anyone, I'm slightly horrified by that part) and now I have been travelling for the last two weeks.
So, you see - no time to cook.
But I thought I could share some photos of the last two weeks with you.
We went on a road-trip through coastal Georgia and Florida because I didn't really see the sun this summer (in case you haven't heard me complain about my summer - I didn't have one - wherever I went it was raining and cold). So where do you go in November to find some sun?
The last time I drove past this sign it was raining like crazy and hadn't really stopped in 3 days. So this was obviously a good sign.
We stopped at The Lady & Sons (I really couldn't not go since I am slightly obsessed by that video of Paula Deen making deep-fried cheesecake)

We went over a gazillion bridges (have I ever mentioned that I love driving over bridges?) and every time I saw one coming up my mum had to get out her camera to take a picture...

We saw 4 lighthouses (and didn't go up a single one)

We went to an orange grove (I love going to orange groves and picking out my own oranges)

My mum had her very first breakfast burrito (that one took some convincing)

We went shelling

And then my mum took embarrassing photos of me in my bikini which you're not gonna see because before anyone ever sees me again in a bikini I'm gonna go on a diet or something...anyhow...lots of fun, lots of writing, and when I get back home in two weeks my suitcase and I are moving to Berlin, but that's a different story...
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