To me, September screams apples. Seasonal summer fruits are only a memory (goodbye, strawberry season – you will be missed!) and apples become my go-to fruits. One of the simplest healthy – but delicious – apple snacks you can make only requires 2 ingredients!
It’s been a while since I posted any of my crafts, I know (or posted anything at all, for that matter). Summer in the UK seems so short, especially for a heat-loving individual like myself, that I like to spend every second of it exploring new outdoor spaces. Craft projects are left for long, autumn and winter evenings at home. That being said, I do occasionally start a small DIY project in the summer, it just takes me ages to complete it.
Today, I want to share one of my new favourite recipes. I mentioned it in my July 2021 post as one of my greatest discoveries of the month. Aromatic and full of flavour, this Thai basil ketjap manis turkey is extremely versatile and will perfectly work as the meat protein source on your lunch/dinner plate, accompanied by a source of complex carbs (think rice or pasta) and some steamed veggies (I recommend tenderstem broccoli). It can also be used in stir fry, wraps, or even as a sandwich filler!
Another month has gone and we’re now closer to 2022 than 2020. Where do all the days go?! Time flies so fast. Last month, I decided to post a summary of my highlights of June 2021. I feel like it’ll be nice to look back on in the future, so I decided to make it a tradition and write up an overview of July 2021 as well. In all honesty, things I did at the beginning of the month feel like such a distant past, I’m actually amazed with how much I manage to fit in one month. One thing’s sure – I’m really good at keeping myself busy all the time.
As we’re slowly going back to normality as we know it and foreign travel seems feasible in not so distant future, I’m taking you to Croatia once again. Another one of the daily trips I made last summer – this time, to a lovely city called Sibenik, located in central Dalmacia. Sit back and enjoy the tour!
After a while without porridge recipes, I’m about to bless you with a second one this month (and it may not be the last!). Porridge – also known as oatmeal – is one of my favourite breakfast foods. Not only healthy and nutritious, but also so, so delicious! It’s a perfect base that can carry almost any flavour. Carrot cake, banana, coconut… the possibilities are endless. I’ve even seen recipes for savoury porridge, though I’m yet to try those out. Today, I want to share a recipe for turmeric pear porridge.
It feels like forever since I posted any of my crafts. The truth is, I usually don’t spend much time on crafts in the summer. Warm weather and sunshine seem so rare and precious, I choose them over pretty much everything else. But that doesn’t mean I don’t have any older projects to share! This one came in two parts, and as it often is with my crafts, I started working on it around July last year and then life happened and I got distracted. When I finally completed it, it was… February this year, I think.
It’s been a while since I last posted a porridge recipe, so here it is! A steaming fresh, summery porridge with mango and pecan nuts. Not a flavour I ever thought I would try, but the world belongs to the brave, right? It’s actually really tasty and I’m buzzing to share it with you.
London’s secret weapon are definitely its parks. I’ve said it many times, and I’ll say it again – they’re beautiful, bustling with wildlife you wouldn’t expect to see in the middle of a city, and although the bar is quite high now, every new park I visit has something unexpected that surprises me. Today, I’m taking you to Holland Park. Located in central London, just a 20 minute walk from the famous Hyde Park, it’s home to a Dutch garden (Holland Park after all), as well as… a Japanese garden.