Friday 20 September 2013

Friday Favourites

Happy Friday, everyone!

We've had a lovely, relaxing week here.  I finally managed to get hold of a copy of Pretty Nostalgic Magazine which turns out to be a fantastic read.  It goes especially well with a big mug of coffee.  I hope your week has been kind to you all xx

Favourite book: Against All Grain

I've followed Danielle's blog Against All Grain for about a year now, and was thrilled to discover that she had a book coming out.  All of the grain-free recipes I've tried from her blog have been awesome.  I don't know why I didn't pick it up right away; it took some prompting from my friend GG to get me to buy it after she said it was awesome.

Tonight I cooked the Slow-Cooker Sesame-Orange Chicken and it was beyond awesome.  This is by far the best thing I've ever made in my slow-cooker, and the chicken thighs were amazingly tender.  I want to make the Pan-Seared Salmon in Red Curry Sauce next time, and maybe give the Coconut-Lime Cauliflower Rice a go.  Of course, I want to make every single dessert in the book!  The Double-Chocolate Pie looks divine...

Favourite Funny: Off The Leash comic strip

(c) Off The Leash

I saw this strip on Facebook and I couldn't help but laugh extra-hard when I thought of Michelle and her two gorgeous puppies, Betty and Pete.  You should totally check out the daily cartoons on their Facebook page--the artist nails dog behaviours

Favourite TV show: Poirot

After visiting Greenway--Agatha Christie's holiday home in Devon--on Monday, I am totally in the mood for watching some Poirot.  I've found a suggested reading order for the Poirot books, and I am giving some serious thought to watching the TV series in that order.  It'll mean a lot of flicking between different DVD sets, but I think it'll be worth it!

Favourite things to do this weekend!

  • We're going to try and visit the Greatest Dog Show on Earth, the last hurrah for all 80 Gromit sculptures from the Gromit Unleashed trail that took Bristol by storm this summer.  I say try...queues have been about 2.5 hours long, with the show closing several hours early each day due to the queue length.  Eeek!
  • I'd like to go down to the Weston-Super-Mare Food Festival this weekend. I managed to miss the Bristol Organic Food Festival this year, and it dawns on me that I haven't gorged on cheese samples in quite some time!
  • Spicer+Cole have opened up a new shop in Clifton.  After some truly shocking coffee in Costa this week, I need the good stuff!
Have a great weekend, everyone!



  1. Have a great weekend! I feel like that cartoon with the puppies is kinda like when I try to read with my two kids around!

  2. Yep, pretty spot on! Totally pinching the Poirot running order for when they're snoozing though, aah sweet respite!
    M x

  3. That cookbook sounds great! I may have a look for it.
    Adela x


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