Monday, 22 April 2013

oxford organic deli and a wedding with tophats

good morning, good afternoon, good evening, i hope you are well.

it's the start to another week, and i'm excited - it's going to be a good one. at the end of the week i'm going to be doing some filming down at Perch Hill in East Sussex, and I get to explore the gorgeous gardens there again and eat some tasty food.

last week was lovely, Pete took the whole week off and i had a few days off too - we went up north for a friend's wedding, and enjoyed time relaxing with each other, and Pete enjoyed being a best man, we visited Oxford and went to Millets Farm again (where we purchased a beautiful red teapot for £8.50), and i went to Bath with my mum to the theatre

having some time off was lovely, and made even lovelier now that the sun has decided to shine, finally.

anyway, onto tasty eats and treats of our time off...

good breakfasts are an essential in this house - we enjoyed a little toasted sourdough bread with avocado, and a mushroom scramble, with a bowl of organic bio yogurt with peaches, flax and agave nectar. Pete drinks coffee, i enjoy a glass of rooibos vanilla.


a work at home lunch sandwich - chicken, bacon, egg on toasted sourdough with homemade red pepper hummus and a cucumber, caper & tomato salad.


at the wedding - the food was tasty, and the catering team did a good job. the venue was stunning and it was so wonderful to get to share the celebration with our brilliant friends


in Oxford, there's a lovely little marketplace called Oxford Covered Market, where all sorts of fresh and organic produce are available - you must check it out if you visit... we get 1 delicious belgian chocolate each, as well as enjoying the sweetshop nature of the veg stall... lov-er-ly!


there's a beautiful little organic cafe in Oxford too, which serves such tasty food, and all organic. the cakes looked incredible, and the lunch was divine. i had a greek platter salad - and it was massive! i also had my first almond milk cappucino... i would walk all the way back to Oxford for one of these.


Pete had a chicken and bacon sandwich on artisan bread with salad and roasted veg, and lots of organic tomato ketchup!


when I went to Bath at the weekend with mum, we went to a little French restaurant called Tilley's Bistro, which had good food, but the atmosphere was very poor, and so I cannot recommend it highly unfortunately. this was a crab and egg salad - very dainty and very French.


Mum and I shared an eclair in some of the gardens in Bath - purchased from the wonderful Waitrose patisserie for 25p (reduced at the end of the day - bargain!)... just the perfect way to round off a lovely weekend.


i hope you have a lovely week and enjoy the beautiful sunshine we've been having - I am managing to get in two swims and 1 long walk each week - i'm developing an exercise routine, which has been a long time coming...

thanks for reading! stay happy & healthy.

currently listening to: anyone else but you by michael cera & ellen page

2 comments:

  1. I just checked your website if there happens to be a new post and it did, I got excited :) I'm so happy you had such a good week and weekend. On Saturday I tried your ricotta and lemon pacakes (from Sophie Dahl's cookbook) and they very delish!! I really loved them and I already ordered her cookbook and DVD, have been watching her cooking videos on YT, I think she's fabulous :-) Have a great day and week! X, Maja from Slovenia

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    1. Glad you enjoyed! She's such a brilliant presenter and cook :)

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