Sunday, October 31, 2010

Breakfast the morning after

The tea party was a great success, but now there is a lot of food left in the house. Slowly starting to get my way through it all. Breakfast today is a chive omelette with rocket, tomatoes with basil and a slice of Poilane country loaf.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Preview of a bakefest

The kitchen is filled with the smells of baking in preparation for tea tomorrow. First item made: ginger peach muffins.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Last country walk of the year: Hassocks to Lewes

The temperature's dropped almost overnight, and we seem to have bypassed autumn and gone straight into winter. Oh summer where did you go? The rapidly shortening days had me remembering the last country walk we took in September. The walk from Hassocks to Lewes in the South Downs was minimum effort with maximum views. And we couldn't have asked for a better day.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Super deluxe lunch from Atari-ya

Have I ever told you about Atari-ya? It's my go-to place for reasonably priced and delicious sushi. True, there are places that serve better quality sushi, the place is very small and no frills, service can be slow, but that doesn't stop me from having lunch there every time I'm in the Selfridges area.

My favourite dish to order is the super deluxe chirashi. At £14, it's a bowl filled to the brim with beautifully vinegared rice and generous portions of sashimi of the season. Everything is fresh and so flavourful. Ah, I'm salivating already.

20 James Street

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

iPhone 4 picture fun

I got my first iPhone a couple of weeks ago and have been enjoying it ever since. It's made life so much easier, especially the maps function. And I don't have to worry about having nothing to do on the tube anymore - I've got reads and games to play while waiting. I've also been having fun with the camera function and a great free app called Pudding Camera. You can get great lomo-style shots without any effort on your part. Here are a few pictures I've taken while out and about over the last couple of weeks:

All pictures taken using the Pudding Camera app except for the last photo, which was using the standard iPhone camera.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Breakfast project

Breakfast for me is always a hurried affair taken at my desk at work. Seeing these photos from Flickr user bamsesayaka's Breakfast project makes me want to wake up earlier, slow down and enjoy the morning sun and prepare a nutritious, delicious and fun meal to start the day.

Another two blogs I love for their photos of breakfasts (and other meals) are Simply Breakfast and It will stop raining.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

A rainy Saturday

Last Saturday was gloomy and grey. Instead of staying indoors like sensible people, we found ourselves wandering around Camden Lock to Regent's Park. There is a certain charm to that though - no crowds, and the flowers look so pretty with raindrops on them.