Friday food links – 24 July 2015

The final birthday baguettes - slashing got a bit better (left to right). Good flavour though.

Lots to cover this week, but no time, so let’s do this in bullets:

The good:

  • My birthday: a day of great food: I baked the baguette dough that had been gestating for 3 days in the fridge and we ate it with cheese, salami, prosciutto and salads. My mum made a cake. And we had a shed-painting party. A dinner out and a first trip to the cinema in about 18 months.
  • Time with family and with E

The bad:

  • A week of sickness: little E spent the weekend careering around and bumped her head about 6 times. She then got a temperature overnight on Tuesday, and spent the rest of the week out of nursery. Lots of sadness 🙁
  • A bit of a lack of meal planning, which combined with the unexpected sickness and unexpected (although very welcome) extra house guests (my parents, looking after E) to mean a bit of a random week of meals.

Some firsts:

  • I restarted running – 3 run/walks this week (using the couch to 5k app). Doing the timed runs interspersed with walks is a much more enjoyable way to start for me than just running slowly.
  • I ordered a Riverford recipe box for the first time. Although this ended up not being a great week to try it out, the one recipe we’ve tried so far has been good.

Recipes:

Without a recipe:

  • Lasagne with pork mince bolognese
  • Spice Tailor chicken curry, with tomato dal from the freezer

Reading – no real time this week, but what time i have had has been making progress on the Ed Catmull book Creativity Inc – highly recommended.

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louise-marston

I’m Louise, and I’m a compulsive baker, cookbook hoarder and a bit of a food geek. I learnt to cook at home, and later at Tante Marie’s cooking school in San Francisco. With a science degree and a background in IT analysis, I like to understand why a recipe works, not just how to do it. Why the rules are there and when they can be broken.

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