I had bought some Seville oranges form my local organic veg box scheme, (Organic Wick) they sat in my fruit bowl….and sat….and sat…..and sat….until I eventually got round to making this creamy curd……I kept the skins of the oranges and I’m in the process of making candied peel….I carefully emptied the eggs out of their shells and made little vases for some white tulips…..see above…..Tomorrow I’ll make a gluten free lemon and orange almond cake and this curd will be slathered in the centre with some creme fraiche….Friends are coming for tea….. Continue reading →
It’s Christmas and time to get drunk. Very drunk..
I love this short film of the artists Gilbert and George getting drunk (very drunk) on Gordon’s gin.
I love gin. It’s my spirit of choice, it was my Gran’s too. She lived until 100 years old and was a regular Gordon’s gin quaffer, well into her 90’s!!
I actually do like Gordon’s gin, it’s my base gin, and the one I return to again and again. Don’t get me wrong I like a posh gin too and depending on my mood I’ll sip a Sipsmith or two, or a Tanqueray, or a Hendricks….thankfully there are loads and loads of new one’s to try on the market……..
But Butler’s gin is one gin you must try. It’s being distilled by my neighbour Ross Butler in Hackney Wick, East London. Butler’s Gin is named after and is completely created and bottled by himself. It’s light, crisp and citrusy, blending lemongrass, cardamom, coriander, cloves, cinnamon, star anise, fennel, lemon and lime. Good, very, very good.
As a real bonus all the ingredients are organically sourced and kind to the environment.
Well it has, I know. I find myself using instagram more and more, (esp with vid app now) and post on here less and less. Things are gonna change. Soon you’ll be able to see my instagram feed on here and here’s a collage I made ages ago, that I never managed to post up. I kept postponing because I wanted to write loads. I didn’t have time. More to follow shortly.
Anyhow. Listen to this old beauty below I found when googling, It’s been a long, long time……
I had borrowed Lauren’s vintage American waffle iron and she had borrowed my Sicilian cake stand for ages and ages. We both felt guilty. Today we did an amnesty and swapped objects. George made his sour dough waffle batter, Lauren did the waffle making and I finished off the Beetroot Floating Islands I had made to go alongside. Those waffles were the best I ever had! Continue reading →