This week has been quite a culinary oriented one, mostly because I was lucky enough to get the chance to go home and relax a bit last weekend, whilst also doing a wee bit of work too! This post is a bit more of an update, however it does include a review and a link to a recipe!
I got the chance to visit one of my favourite establishments in Royal Leamington Spa, Gusto Rico Caffe - an authentic Italian caffetteria, which serves some of the best coffee I have ever had.
I ordered a chocolate and banana milkshake, which was fresh and unprocessed, along with a sharing platter which my Mother and I fought over. It consisted of a large salad, with cured meats, chorizo and mozzarella, along with a selection of breads with olive oil, tzatziki and hummus. Between two of us we honestly didn't finish everything, even though it was amazing!
On Sunday we had the obligatory Sunday Roast, for which I made a bread and Butter pudding using this recipe. Instead of white bread, I made things a bit more special using brioche and sherry soaked rasins, topping off with a spinkling of icing sugar.
Last night I had a little stab at making Pizza Fiorentina, which resulted in a very tasty/healthy meal! I think I overdid the eggs slightly, so next time I think it's better to err on the side of underdone. I made the base with wholemeal flour and topped it with passata, wilted spinach, mozerella and two eggs then baked in a 220 degree oven for 10 minutes.
honest, I've been putting off writing it as I know it's going to ruffle a few feathers and generally provoke a difficult analysis of our industry.
The blogosphere I refer to in this deconstruction is a mostly female space. (There are many expressions of gender on the internet obviously, but the industry I experience is predominantly created by people who identify as women).
Again this is a Sunday Summation covering the past two weeks, as I must admit this whole series slightly slipped my mind last weekend... oops.
As you may be aware, back in June Des and I took part in The Clearing Project - a post-apocalyptic vision of the future set in the grounds of Compton Verney, a Stately home turned Art Gallery in rural Warwickshire.