Almost nothing of note has happened in my life this week. I drank a horrifying amount on Friday, I ate a lot of stuff, I watched a lot of Louis Theroux. I’ve really just been waiting patiently for February, I think.
- Apparently, coffee flour is about to be something that we can bake with. Sign me up. Sign. Me. Up. I mean it’s not going to taste like coffee (much to my despair) and it can only be used alongside regular flour as opposed to instead of, but progress is progress where coffee taking over the world is concerned, wouldn’t you agree?
- This week we learned that The Pioneer Woman watches Napoleon Dynamite while she cooks, and I don’t know about you but I love her all the more for it.
- I was glad to hear from another person very much in favour of eating in bed. What is with the up-tighties that hate it so much?
- When a food poisoning expert tells you which 6 foods they never ever eat, it’s probably a good idea to write them down.
- White people dominate the articles I read about food, so I lapped up this article on African-American cooking.
- I keep forgetting to roast radishes. Have you done it? How did it go?
- The Herbivorous Butcher is a 100% vegan “butcher” that launched in the USA this month, serving up faux meats and cheeses to the plant based people of Minneapolis. I bet this has pissed off some of those angry meat eaters in a big way.
This week in ‘places I got work done that weren’t my bed, sofa or kitchen table’ I paid a visit to Presuming Ed (again with Jess) and did my thing in the back room with a couple of green teas (£1.50). It’s a student joint, so only recommended if you can deal with people in the background talking about how much they love Brighton for its record stores and vintage clothes shops (if you know, you know). But it’s actually a really cool place to sit, zone in and get shit done – so I can see why they like it so much. We also hit up Caffe Nero (see sneaky preview of one of my upcoming Pancake Day recipes).
Today is my Grandad’s birthday! I’m starting to get a reputation for making preposterous birthday cakes for family members, so I didn’t want to disappoint with this one. 4 layers (two chocolate brownie, two chocolate sponge), fancy cocoa syrup, chocolate cream cheese and lots of whisky buttercream. I used Felicity Cloake’s perfect brownie recipe and just kind of winged it with all the other stuff.
It seems almost impossible that my review of Purezza’s cheesy vegan pizzas somehow passed you by this week, but if you did miss it, you really should check it out.
Watch out, we’ve got a game changer over here. Jamie Oliver once recommended crinkle cut knives to get kids more interested in veggies in one of his TV shows a few years back, and I’ve been lusting after one ever since (this kid could always be more interested in veggies). When new kids on the block Crisp asked if I wanted to play with any of their “tools for healthy eating” I jumped at the chance to finally give crinkly carrots a go using their wavy knife.
I’m going to have to love you and leave you. This post is a little shorter than usual because I’m writing it hungover. So, so hungover. It’s not even a little bit funny. What have you been up to this week?