We returned home from Camp Bestival on Monday and it has been a bit of a whirlwind since then. I’ve finally caught up with emails today and we’re nearly finished with our camping laundry. In case things weren’t busy enough, we have also applied for our UK citizenship this week! There are a few other exciting things on this week that I can’t mention yet (!!) but I will soon! Eep! Continue Reading…
Exciting news for this week: I am organising a raffle to help boost donations for my Little Princess Trust fundraiser! We already have some amazing prizes on offer. You can check them out (and enter the raffle!!) by clicking here. Continue Reading…
I’ve still not entirely recovered from being sick this last weekend. I’m feeling much better, but I just don’t have any motivation to get anything done. Blerg. I was hoping to knock out some work this afternoon, but Pete ended up home from school with a stomach bug, so I guess I can’t win this week.
This week’s meal plan is late to be posted, but we have been following it all week just the same. We’re using up some chicken from the freezer, and returning to one of my current favourite recipes of lentils and vegetables in a peanut sauce. Mmmm!!
Lentils and Veg in Peanut Sauce
Store-bought Ravioli with Veg
(PS: Browse my other meal plans by clicking here!)
I found out at the end of last week that a very close friend of mine in high school died unexpectedly. His heart failed failed while he was camping alone. I had been thinking of him a lot recently because I just wrote a song about him with my band. I had pulled out a bunch of pictures of him while we were writing it to use as inspiration and meant to send some of them to him but didn’t get to it in time. Continue Reading…
First of all I’ve got BIG news: my band is playing at Camp Bestival!!! I am SO excited! But (as I have just posted on my IG stories) I have no clue where to find a good outfit to play a festival so your tips are very very welcome!
We’re returning to some old favourites this week per request. The kids want my (super easy!) mac & cheese, and I’m dying to have another round of chicken soup with rice even though it isn’t particularly seasonally appropriate. It is just so yummy! Continue Reading…
Last week was half-term and our meal plan more or less went out the window. One day we had a playdate (and I always try to offer something simple and unchallenging for other kids), and there were two meals that I failed to get the main ingredients for! (Gah!) Luckily we were able to pull some impromptu meals together (not my forte) and we ended up ordering a pizza on Friday night. That being said, this week will basically be a repeat of last week. I debated posting this, but as this blog is really just a record of what we eat, I thought it would be helpful to share how sometimes things don’t happen as planned. Such is life, eh? We just adjust and keep going.
Our lovely au pair, Elisabeth, went home to Germany last week and brought us back some white asparagus which I am very excited about for this week! She is going to prepare it with potatoes, hollandaise sauce, and ham. I can’t wait! Continue Reading…
We’ve just spent the loveliest weekend with friends in Brighton. Since we were with fellow food lovers, we spent a lot of time eating yummy donuts, looking through cookbooks, picnicking, and drinking amazing cocktails (I had one that was a turmeric chai number with cardamom gin. SO. GOOD.) I hope you’re doing something fun this long weekend as well!
It is half term this week which means we’ll have more time for cooking in general (and perhaps sneak in pizza at the park one night?) so I’ve made sure that at least one meal can be shelved for another week.
PS: Thanks for all the Israeli couscous suggestions from last week’s post! I ended up sautéing it in olive oil before cooking it up with chicken stock. I then added a bit of parmesan cheese and herbs and it was delicious!!
Anyone else feel like time is speeding up? Perhaps it is because we have a lot coming up on our social calendar, or maybe it is because spring is in the air? I’m not sure, but I definitely have the sense that time is flying by!
This week is a full one with some fun events, lots of rehearsals, a photoshoot, and a Wilford Social gig, before ending the week in Brighton seeing friends. We’ll be keeping things pretty simple (as usual), but I am particularly excited to try out a spice kit I was sent from a local company called Mister Paste. The sauce is for rogan josh which is typically made with lamb, but I stressed myself out thinking of cooking lamb (sweet baby angels) and decided to go with cauliflower and squash instead. 😀
After an absolutely amazing whirlwind trip to Venice, I am now back home with my little family. I used to travel so much when Charlotte was little, and while it has been the right decision for us that I no longer do that, it was nice to have some solo mama time. I got to dine late, have a long lie in, and wear lipstick and heels. What a life!
I was in Venice to attend the opening of a Biennale art exhibit that had my voice playing as part of a soundtrack. It is fun to think that my voice is still serenading Venice even without me there! There is already talk of another project that will involve me for 2019 that could involve me spending more time in Venice. I already can’t wait! Venice is pure magic.
In other news, poor Kate has hurt her back and is taking a bit of a hiatus. Good news is that I have a backlog of recipes to post so hopefully Kate’s absence will get me to post them! (Get well soon, Kate!!)
Anyone else wake up at the crack of dawn with their mind racing a mile a minute? This has been happening to me nearly every day lately and this morning I decided to just embrace it. I am up and alone in a quiet house and it is so peaceful! What a chill way to start the day!
This week will be pretty epic as I am flying to Venice midweek to head to The Biennale! The Biennale is a massive art exhibition that happens every two years in Venice. I sang for a soundtrack that was recorded for one of the art exhibits (of a completely fascinating artist) and I’m pretty pumped to get to attend the opening of his exhibit. Jason and I were just in Venice a few months ago and hit many of the popular sites, so I would love to hear any tips for spots that are off the beaten path! In the meantime, here’s what we’re eating this week:
Chicken Soup with Rice
(Making some changes to a FAB recipe I tried a few months ago. If it turns out, I’ll share it with you this week!)
Sweet Potato and Kale Quinoa Patties
(Our au pair is making some sort of cauliflower, ham, and potato casserole. I didn’t know what else to call it, so I’ve named it after her. :D)
Garlic Shrimp Pasta
(PS: Browse my other meal plans by clicking here!)