Pantone’s colour of the year was, in fact, Greenery and I for one am very on board with this bringing-the-outdoors-in trend. In fact, if I had my way my home would pretty much be a greenhouse.
This plant-love has now started to carry through to my working life and slowly they seem to be taking over my desk. With this in mind, I’m pretty pleased to inform you that the addition of a few little plants on your desk may actually be good for you.
Sitting inside, cooped up behind a desk all day can be pretty damaging to our health but fear not, by creating a small jungle across your workstation not only will have it looking like a Pinterest board but it could help with your physical and mental wellbeing too.
Over the past few years the way I look at food has changed. Not only are the choices I make more healthy (most of the time) but I also think about what I put on my plate at home, what I order in restaurants, and the implications of these choices.
This is a delicious cake that seems just right to have with a cup of tea. Whether you are not able to eat gluten or you know someone who isn’t, it really is super easy to make and perfect for non-gluten eaters and gluten eaters alike!
Back before Jay Rayner’s recent stellar review of BOX-E, the restaurant had been on our hit list for a fair few months. Returning from Japan with some yen, Iain and I decided to exchange it and book ourselves a reservation as a way of keeping the holiday blues at bay.
A little while back my boyfriend, knowing I’m a lover of Korean cuisine, directed me to Sky Kong Kong’s website. Not only did the homepage – a simple design with the simple imagery of pickle jars – immediately make me want to visit but then I was also informed that the head chef, and owner, Hwi Shim has previously worked at both Michelin Starred Nobu and Hakkasan, in London.
A while back I tired salsa verde at John Torrode’s restaurant in Spitalfields, London and loved it. Quite a pungent taste, a salsa verde works well with pretty much most meats, fish and vegetables.
Recently we were out on a long walk through the Wye Valley in Chepstow and all around us were masses of wild garlic. I picked a few handfuls and thought I would give this accompaniment a go – it was delicious!