I discovered Abel & Cole last year, and I was a fan of them from my first delivery. For those of you in the UK who haven’t heard of them, Abel & Cole are a Fruit, Veg, and lots-of-other-lovely-stuff delivery service, delivering all organic (when they can) produce. They have good relationships with the suppliers of their products, and great relationships with their customers too! I’ve been away from home for most of the months this year so I haven’t been able to get many boxes from them, but recently I entered a vegetarian food photo contest of theirs, and won one of their ABRecipe boxes because of it! This coincided with our car dying on us, which was fantastic as it meant I didn’t have to worry about going shopping that week! So thank you for that! I thought I would share with you all exactly what a ABRecipe box is, so you can maybe try one for yourself!
I absolutely adore Halloween. The funky macabre decorations adorning the house (I think I have just as many, if not more, Halloween decorations as I do Christmas ones!), dreaming up weird and wonderful costume. Whether they be strange, cute, funny or scary, I love the process of coming up with a costumes (even if it is a last-minute rumage through the wardrobe to find something that will do!)
But above all, I love being able to go a little wild in the kitchen.. making foods that at any other time of the year would be deemed repulsive, creepy, and downright vile… At Halloween, anything goes!
Bread making is a magical process. You start off with these powdery, every-day ingredients; flour, sugar, salt, water. All run of the (flour) mill (sorry) and very mundane. Then you add in that last mystical ingredient, Yeast. And then everything just comes to life. That limp, lifeless doughy lump you began with suddenly errupts into a fantastic yeasty monster, ready to be tamed, kneaded and baked into crusty perfection.
Can you tell I’ve become slightly addicted? Continue reading
It’s amazing how fast time flies. It only feels like we moved into the new house yesterday, yet it’s already been five days. Five days of manic packing, moving, cleaning, more moving, and heaps of unpacking.
It’s nowhere near done. I think it will probably be several weeks before we’re completely unpacked and settled in, but I don’t mind. It’s nice to just sit back, breathe and relax, enjoying the new house, the new scenery, the new atmosphere.
I also can’t quite believe that it’s Autumn already. The leaves are changing, autumnal vegetables are showing up in the shops, Halloween decorations have begun to appear.
And it’s getting colder. So much colder.
I’m sat here typing this in a warm jumper, thinking I might need to go fetch myself some gloves..
This is definitely soup weather.
Today, I thought I’d take a little break from all of the reviews I’ve been doing lately. There have been a lot, I know! (I can’t help it though, Brighton has so many amazing places that I just want to rave about non-stop! It’s probably a good thing I don’t live there.. I’ve be broke, over-weight from eating so many wonderful things.. but very happy!)
Tonight, I was going to do a review of the B&B I stayed at in Brighton last weekend, Paskins. But then I remembered that I have a little recipe idea to post alongside it, so Paskins will have to wait until tomorrow!
Instead, I’m going to do a quickie post about a new product I recently found! You’ll probably only be able to get it if, like me, you live in the UK. And if you’re close to a Lidls! But take a look at.. Continue reading