Last week was really lovely, I went to the wedding dresses exhibition at the V&A, which was stunning and had lunch at Comptoir Libanese. Hopefully this is it's the first of many visits to the exhibition as I know lots of people want to go.
I also went home to see my Mum and got lovely fruit from the pick your own farm, bought new seeds for the garden, my Father had cut an article out the newspaper about growing things in pots and the only one I hadn't tried is pea sprouts, so now I am! I also got some lovely meat from a local butcher. Here closer to home in Walthamstow I also discovered the East London Sausage company in the Village, and got a lovely variety of sausages including wild boar and forest fruits, I can't wait to try them. I also had a look at the history of my flat and painted my outdoor table and chairs!
Whilst I was with my Mum we went out for lunch to a local garden centre, Olive Grove Nurseries near Polebrook, which has a pizza oven, it does amazing mezze platters too. I ordered the breakfast pizza and it was so so good. It had black pudding, mushrooms, bacon and egg on it, it was probably one of the best pizzas I have ever eaten.
This week is equally busy. I'm meeting friends on both Tuesday and Wednesday as well as going to the theatre on Tuesday and Sunday and I'm hoping to get a day seat for something during the week. I also have bits and pieces to do around the house as well as the usual Pilates. Three recipes come from Ottolenghi this week, I really love his food and I finally borrowed Plenty from the library, so I have to make a least a couple of things from the book before I have to return it!
Sausage Barley Salad
Fried Butterbeans, Sorrel and Sumac (Plenty)
Broad Bean Burgers (Plenty)
Tortellini Caesar Salad
Chicken with New Potatoes, Prunes and Pomegranate Molasses (Ottolenghi)
Crab Cakes and Salad
Tart and Salad
Vietnamese Lamb Shanks with Rice