this week i… {part VIII}

January 13, 2012

1. Made roasted winter vegetable salad umpteen times for dinner. Obsessed.

2. Got excited about beef. You heard me. There are two recipes I’m hoping to make and share soon that will have you swooning. If you’re a beefeater that is.

3. Posted a link on my homepage to my seasonal recipe guide. See it? Over there —————————–>

4. Met Senator Al Franken.

5. Found my bundt pan languishing in the pantry. Any ideas for a lovely recipe?

6. Remembered how much I love sharing my favourite blogs with you. If you haven’t checked out A Cozy Kitchen, London Bakes, or Hungry Girl Por Vida, you’ll want to get on that.

7. Dreamed of going to Coachella this year and then realised once again that it’s so out of my budget it’s hilarious.

8. Unsurprisingly ate a LOT of cheese at book club. So much that I had an actual cheese hangover the next day.

9. Got a great pep talk from Joy the Baker in this blog post to “always sign up for adventure. Always say yes.”

10. Posted some interesting topics for debate on my facebook page. Love you all for the chat.

What about you? This week you…?

[Read Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV, Part V, Part VI and Part VII]

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{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

Kathryn January 13, 2012 at 7:19 am

Thank you for such a lovely mention! And I love your little seasonal recipe widget, what an ace idea!


Laurie Jesch-Kulseth @ Relishing It January 13, 2012 at 10:17 am

Lovely little list! And, I too, adore your seasonal button. If I were even the slightest bit computer savvy, I would make one for myself. Alas, I am not. :(


Kristen January 13, 2012 at 1:57 pm

I may have eaten roasted vegetables every day this week. I definitely did not just eat three whole roasted carrots and a parsnip for lunch. My gas bill will be extremely high this winter due to lovely roasted veggies. I probably will lose many friends due to the day-after-effect of too many veggies. It is worth it.


Angharad January 13, 2012 at 3:44 pm

Kristen, hilarious! This comment made me giggle. Thanks!


julie b January 13, 2012 at 6:13 pm

Ahgharad ~ just found your blog while searching for what to eat in nicaragua… found your blog post from last january! i read the first post, but haven’t had a chance to read the second one about the places you ate. my husband and i leave to go down there next thursday! staying in san juan del sur for 5 days at a house on the beach, then to granada for 2 days, then back to managua for the last night! neither of us speaks spanish… yikes! but i have my ipad that will translate. if you have any suggestions – please email me! and great blog!
~ julie


Tori @ eatori January 14, 2012 at 3:32 am

This week I 1) Discovered a fantastic blog (yours) and kept myself entertained for a good hour trawling through the backlog while recovering from jet lag from flying Sydney- London (the joys of waking each day at 4.30 am).


Angharad January 15, 2012 at 11:56 am

Hi Tori, thanks for your comment! Glad I was able to keep you entertained a little in your jet lagged state! Welcome back to the UK :)


Em (Wine and Butter) January 16, 2012 at 9:03 am

I’ve also had a lovely time on your blog this week! I was born in London, grew up in Berkeley and am now back in London …. so I feel a little transatlantic as well. My dual citizenship mainly manifests itself as a desire to eat wholewheat peanut butter cookies in London … a bit less glamorous than baking Victoria Sponges in Minneapolis but my Chef husband is forcing me to branch out! I’m thinking of making your ‘best damn lemon cake’ as my best friends wedding cake – so I’ll keep you posted if I do. It looks insane kind of good. ps – I also did a cooking course in Thailand, which was NOT the enlightening and organised experience yours looks to have been… :)


Angharad January 16, 2012 at 12:10 pm

Oh, ha! Sorry to hear your Thai experience wasn’t all that. I can imagine how that might go…
I’m so excited to hear about your potential cake plans! Have you tried it yet as a loaf? I’d be interested to see how it came out in different dimensions as a cake. And wholewheat peanut butter cookies sound oh-so wonderful to me. Where in London do you live?


Em (Wine and Butter) January 16, 2012 at 5:43 pm

It IS exciting! I’m also in a good position because the cake doesn’t actually have to be circular … I’m doing a sort of square construction I believe. I’m going to give it my first shot this weekend… so will keep you posted! I love all lemon cakes so so much.
AND I live in London near London Bridge. And YES nothing remotely wrong with peanut butter cookies…. just a little less sophisticated! :)


Angharad January 16, 2012 at 10:35 pm

Oooh in that case, you frequent Borough Market?! Did you see my post about it from the end of last year? By the way, I too, love all things lemony, especially cakes. There is actually a tag on this blog titled “lemon love”. Ha! You might also want to check out this:


Lindsay @ Pinch of Yum January 16, 2012 at 10:58 pm

Angharad I’m so glad I found your site! I’m a fellow Minnesotan and I’m in love with your clean sophisticated (+ yummy) blog. Keep up the good work!


Kailey January 22, 2012 at 10:30 pm

I adore your weekly lists, and I especially love these blogs you linked to. Discovering new, beautiful ones is such a joy. This week I learned that patience and hard work pay off. And that starting to eat meat again freaks everyone else out but me. The blogging life… lol.


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