Hello! As I mentioned in my last post, I’ve moved to a new blog (Three Hour Brunch Friend). If you haven’t taken a looksie yet, here’s what I’ve been up to. If you like want you see here, I hope you do come join me over at 3HBF for more! :)
I updated my brioche with bergamot essence recipe.
I made bostocks, using slices of stale brioches, which I then soaked in syrup, topped with almond cream and almonds, then baked.
Spiced granola with cardamom and nutmeg.
Japanese milk bread with silky soft crumbs.
Mouth puckery lime and fish sauce beer can chicken.
Rainbow carrots, all the way from Quebec, are roasted and served with frico (parmesan crisps) and a poached egg.
Recipes are all on Three Hour Brunch Friend!
These flowers, sprouted overnight, it seems, were ubiquitous on the streets and my Instagram feed! They’ve been fun to take snapshots of though. The fuchsia bouquet is from Bent, the restaurant Susur Lee and his sons opened last year.
Warmer weather means Leo’s DIY Backyard Fire Pit is back in operation! Tried Grand Electric for a second time, still unsure if it’s worth the wait and harried service.
I’m back to cappuccinos after craving creamier, lighter coffees.
While not necessarily a summer read, I’m in the middle of Middlemarch and I highly recommend it. Virginia Woolf said it’s one of the few English novels written for adults, which isn’t as intimidating as it sounds. It’s as easy to read as an Austen novel with loads of clever observations, but without the Mr. Darcys and a lot more despicable, petty humans.
There’s Tessa Kiros’ Recipes and Dreams from an Italian Life. I’ve already made her roast chicken and will get around to trying more recipes soon…right after drooling over all those luscious Rococco-esque photographs.