I feel like it has been a while since I posted. When I started this blog in 2018 the idea was that it would be my hobby. A way in which I could actually be productive in my free time. Recently I’ve been lacking the free time. There had been something going on constantly for the past few months and any moments of quiet I’ve just wanted to switch off.
However, when Instagram and Facebook went down last week it got me thinking. I still spend a considerable amount of time posting and publishing on Instagram and if it closed down tomorrow all of that time and effort would be lost. (Do not tell me it will never happen, I spent hours on end creating the perfect bebo page in my teens and where is that now!? Ha)
Anyway, the events got me thinking and made me realise that if I dedicate more time to my actual blog (which I pay an annual subscription for!!!) then I’m not relying on Instagram.
Therefore, going forward I’m going to try and post more regularly on my blog. It may simply just be a weekly post of each image with a little caption from my Instagram. Or it might be slightly different. Who knows. I don’t know yet… so let’s wait and see…
Time For Tea
The lovely people at Whittard kindly gifted me cake and tea for two at their new tea bar in Buchanan Galleries. I decided to take my friend Megan along with me as it was a perfect excuse for a catch up. We had plenty of chat to share as she is expecting a baby and I am currently planning my wedding.
If you have followed my blog or Instagram for a while you’ll know I LOVE tea. In the past year or so I’ve grown to love earl grey tea so that’s what I went for along with a rose brownie.
The earl grey had just the right amount of citrusy notes. It was a lot lighter than other earl grey teas I have tried. I liked it and would be more likely to drink it without milk in future (yes I’m weird and I put milk in my earl grey). The rose brownie had a much richer and buttery flavour that I was expecting. It was good but all I could think of whilst eating it was that it reminded me of something else and I still can’t put my finger on it.
Homemade Chicken Kiev
Ingredients (makes 2)
- Chicken breasts
- Cream cheese
- Very lazy garlic
- Panko bread crumbs
- Mix together a third of a tub of cream cheese (2 tbsp) with 2 tsp of very lazy garlic
- Make an incision in the chicken breast and stuff with the cream cheese mixture
- Coat in flour, then egg and finally panko breadcrumbs
- Heat up some oil in a pan. Cook the chicken on each side in the pan until golden brown (5 mins)
- Pop in the oven for the last 20 minutes to cook through
A Sunday Well Spent
Sunday roasts don’t need to mean hours in the kitchen. This one required an oven and meant I could get on with tidying my wardrobe. Minimal dishes too.
Monday always seems to come around so quickly. I swear the weekends disappear faster than I can blink. Attempted to beat Monday blues with a big herby chicken and (veggie) sausage bake.
It was so easy to make and you can find the steps in my highlights on my Instagram at @thefoodlife_GLA
As the week went on not much cooking happened! There may have been a few take aways. Oopsie-Daisy.
However I did look back on this tasty dinner I had at the Smokin’ Fox a few weeks ago!
I generated an interesting discussion about what is and isn’t an appropriate topping for macaroni cheese
So many great suggestions to enhance your macaroni and I can’t wait to try some of them!
How has your week been? What was your favourite thing you ate? Let me know in the comments below!