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10 Things That've Made Me Happy Lately #21

2 June 2019 3 comments

one. // A couple of really good meals - venison and lemon sole (ergh lemon sole really is my favourite) at one of our favourite restaurants, Clayton's Kitchen, and a little treat c/o Caley's Brasserie in Windsor - I had a slow-cooked pork in masterstock main and it was stickily unctious and divine.

two. // The vegetables and herbs in the garden are flourishing! The lemon verbena and oregano are veracious. I can't wait to harvest some sweet, baby peas and pea shoots and toss them into some pasta with amalfi lemons.

three. // Any sort of salsa-verde-style sauce, and Waitrose's frozen tarte tatin - really wasn't expecting it to be as florally fragrant and delicious as it was.

four. // Everything at Evolve Beauty. Really.

five. // Eliza - Livid and Alone & Unafraid.

six. // Queer Eye - feels slightly contrived but nevertheless upbeat and life-affirming. F and I are late to Season 3. Bobby and Antoni are my favourites - who are yours?

seven. // Farm shop shopping and produce. I picked up about as many rhubarb stalks as I could get two greedy hands around for about.. £3 the other day. Made rhubarb and rosemary jelly to go with some roast pork and BOY. Spring really is the best. In fact, here's the recipe:

- a bunch of rhubarb (around 350g)
- a granny smith apple, unpeeled, chopped
- 1 lemon, the juice and seeds of
- 200g sugar
- 1 generous tbsp (probably closer to 2 level) sherry vinegar (or red wine or cider vinegar)
- 2 big rosemary sprigs
- 750ml water

- Bring the rhubarb, apples, lemon and water to a boil. Simmer for roughly an hour.
- Strain through a fine sieve into a clean pan. Add sugar and rosemary sprigs. Simmer for an hour.
- Remove from heat, stir in vinegar and decant into sterilised jars. Apparently keeps for around 3 months.

eight. // Booking  a holiday?! In the most spontaneous fashion - F literally rang me up and asked, "where would you like to go next?" I said, "I've no idea.. maybe Porto?", we had a little look online and the flights were booked.. eek!

nine. // This Samoyed and Millie. I want a Millie. She looks like the roly-poly-est dog ever.

ten. // Loving Lucy Wood's videos at the moment.

What has been making you happy lately?



  1. Yes, the vegetables and herbs make me also very happy!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

  2. YAY such a positive post babe!

    x Lisa |

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