Migrating the blog over to Charlotte Hu Photography. Check it out!
This week, I received my first vegetable box from Abel & Cole, so my boyfriend had a lot to experiment with! Here are some of his results. An apple, celeriac, walnut, goats cheese and lentils salad with apple sauce and a duqqa-inspired lemon dressing.
Salmon and celeriac risotto with sprouting broccoli and roasted Jerusalem artichokes.
forcing (ahem) encouraging N to blog his creations as Really Hungry Man. I’m a very lucky gal.
It has been a long time since I showed the Contax some love. I’ve finally been on my first photowalk of 2013, and sent off my first batch of film to the lab. This included a few captures from our first date! (Shot on the Contax 645 using Fujicolor Pro 400H film and a 80mm f2 lens.)
We sat on the pavement of Columbia Street Flower Market and listened to the hypnotising voice of Brooke Sharkey.
We wandered through East London, stopping wherever we felt like it. Spitalfields City Farm, Brick Lane, Pizza East, a random cider festival…
Before I knew it, a brunch date had turned into 14 hours together. And the rest, I suppose, is history.
And, because I can’t get enough of the vibrant sights of this part of London, here are a few more shots I took with my iPhone.
Finally hit up Billingsgate Fish Market! I’d wanted to go for years, but never mustered the strength to get up before 5am on a Saturday. We scored three lobsters, clams, a red snapper, oysters, smoked haddock, and a 3.5kg hake named Jake:
Dinner was, predictably, rather fish-focused. We started with fresh oysters.
Then toast topped with Gentlemen’s Relish, smoked haddock, baby spinach and poached eggs.
Next came a soup of hake, clams and chorizo.
After all of that, we actually didn’t have any room for the grilled lobsters! So it went into a lobster linguine lunch the following day (see my Instagram shot).
…but there is always room for dessert, aka my strawberry and passionfruit mini cheesecakes.
Next on the wishlist is Smithfield Market for fresh meat and poultry. Though that one opens for trading at 3am – gulp!
Rant alert. I don’t this
often ever, so when I do, I mean it.
I’ve been feeling out-of-place for quite some time now. At first I assumed it was missing him, but it really isn’t. I know now that it’s so much more. I have an ever-present unsettled feeling in my stomach, like this is not where I’m supposed to be.