So something I failed to mention earlier was that I had a month-long trip to France planned and so guess what…I’m writing this post to you from the city of lights; most beautiful city in the world, yup, PARIS.
This has probably got to be up there as one of my top 5 greatest achievements of all time – making my own bacon. Whilst the process itself was dead easy, I do have to say there was a fair bit of fear involved, mainly to do with botulism and the fear that I potentially wouldn’t live to tell the tale but honestly death by bacon (in theory) sounds like a pretty good way to go. Oh and by the way, the bacon is safe, I’ve been eating it for almost 2 weeks and I’m still here folks.
One of my oldest friends in the world asked me to create a Brownie Recipe for her company newsletter that had to be easy enough for kids to make. Oh and by the way when I say oldest friends, I mean oldest. Teag’s and I go way way way back. We were at school together since we were 5 years old all the way through high school. We then even went to university together for 5 years and have still remained friends since! Crazy, I know! Teag’s is the super boss lady of Bosisto’s which produces products made from Eucalyptus oil and if you’ve never tried any of the products then you’re missing out. Who knew that Eucalyptus oil is magic, it seriously can do EVERYTHING!
Yesterday I was reading Garance Doré’s blog – oh how I love her. She has that oh so casual french chic thang going on like nobody’s business that we all know you can only get if you were born there – true dat.
I have developed a serious obsession for raw corn. Stop looking at me like I’m cray…it’s a thing…you can totally do it….see. The thing is though, you have got to have beautiful fresh summer corn, that, my friend, is a must. It’s a real treat, I promise. If you get corn at it’s summer’s best, and you pop the kernels in your mouth it’s like a burst of corn candy with a wonderfully creamy freshness. I’ve even been known to eat it raw straight off the cob, it’s that good. But not all corn is created equal, so if you make this recipe outside of corn’s peak season, I would definitely cook it a little.
Cauliflower gets a bad rap. Kinda like the B Sprout, people have veggie nightmares of overcooked limp veggies that emit a seriously unappetising pong. Why do you think someone invented Cauliflower Cheese? How else were you supposed to eat cauliflower back in the 70′s if the flavour wasn’t masked with drowning cheese. Cos we all know, cheese does make everything better…like bacon.
For the past couple of weeks I’ve been thinking about how to reinvent the hot cross bun, but you know what? The more I thought about it the more I realised, why would you want to? The combination of spices is perfectly punctuated with the sweet/tartness of dried fruit. To be honest, I don’t even like the reincarnations of the hot cross bun that are already offered, so what the hell was I thinking?
Clap, go on…just do it. BAM! See that? That’s how fast this past year has gone. I know I’m about to sound like a walking cliché, but my oh my how time flies. I remember my parent’s using that phrase on repeat and as an 8-year-old thinking, does it? Does it really? These summer holidays feel like they are going forever, you guys are crazy. But, jiminy crickets, they were right…again.
Seriously, trying to be healthy is hard work and to be honest a little inconvenient and it’s not like I’m even trying to be healthy 100% of the time. Let me take one example, since the new year I’ve been trying to increase my water intake to the recommended 2 litres a day. Well…I’m not sure how you people do it. I’m fairly sure that this initiative has decreased my productivity by at least 25%. I am constantly running back and forth from the bathroom and I’ve even downloaded an app that tells you where the nearest public loo is just in case I get into a little pickle, tragic!
You know how you always want what you can’t have and then you obsess over it?