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I don’t remember what my school friends had on their bedroom walls, but before I had an opinion, for many years there was a Nikki De Saint Phalle framed poster on mine which featured a figure in a swimsuit not dissimilar to this one...🤨#nikkidesaintphalle #childofartists
I don’t remember what my school friends had on their bedroom walls, but before I had an opinion, for many years there was a Nikki De Saint Phalle framed poster on mine which featured a figure in a swimsuit not dissimilar to this one...🤨#nikkidesaintphalle  #childofartists 
The stunning bookshop Livraria Ler Devagar at the very trendy LX Factory
The stunning bookshop Livraria Ler Devagar at the very trendy LX Factory
He's made us get here early to bag good seats and we are ready with our beers... 🙄 😬#itscominghome #comeonengland
Such a beautiful 🐟shop 😍#sardines
I don't know how I'm going to be able to go back to normal breakfasts! 😕
I don't know how I'm going to be able to go back to normal breakfasts! 😕
Also found this dream of a wood shop. Chopping board heaven @lojadastabuas
Also found this dream of a wood shop. Chopping board heaven @lojadastabuas
Highlight of today in Porto was a visit to the Ferriera port distillery on the other side of the river. I haven't drunk much port in my life really, but after today I think I will! Ferriera is the only distillery still entirely Portuguese owned, and we really enjoyed the tour and tasting. A siesta was needed after though... 🙄 #port #iamonholiday
Highlight of today in Porto was a visit to the Ferriera port distillery on the other side of the river. I haven't drunk much port in my life really, but after today I think I will! Ferriera is the only distillery still entirely Portuguese owned, and we really enjoyed the tour and tasting. A siesta was needed after though... 🙄 #port  #iamonholiday 
Porto is fab. Free range chickens in the park and amazing hill top views. And the wine is 👌🏼#Iamonholidayatlast
Porto is fab. Free range chickens in the park and amazing hill top views. And the wine is 👌🏼#Iamonholidayatlast 
First day in Porto and we headed to the amazing bookshop which famously inspired JK Rowling's Hogwarts in the Harry Potter books. You have to buy an entrance ticket which can be redeemed against a book purchase, so when I spotted Aperitif by @kate_hawkings which I've been meaning to get for ages, it was a no-brainer!
First day in Porto and we headed to the amazing bookshop which famously inspired JK Rowling's Hogwarts in the Harry Potter books. You have to buy an entrance ticket which can be redeemed against a book purchase, so when I spotted Aperitif by @kate_hawkings which I've been meaning to get for ages, it was a no-brainer!
Oh Kimchi, it’s been a while...#kimchistew #tofu #ricecakes #sweetpotatonoodles #vegan #plantbased
This is the first recipe I’ve made from Planted by @chef_chantelle because I was so intrigued by the idea of making a non- coagulated soya milk tofu which isn’t pressed either. It has a texture similar to silken tofu and is actually rather nice. I think I’ll enjoy playing with flavours next time... #vegancookbook #plantbasedcooking #tofu #homemade
This is the first recipe I’ve made from Planted by @chef_chantelle because I was so intrigued by the idea of making a non- coagulated soya milk tofu which isn’t pressed either. It has a texture similar to silken tofu and is actually rather nice. I think I’ll enjoy playing with flavours next time... #vegancookbook  #plantbasedcooking  #tofu  #homemade 
A really lovely entertaining evening @toppingsbath with the fabulous Sarit and Itamar of @honeyandco cooking dishes from their latest book Honey & Co: At Home. As ever with the Honeys, we were treated to much hilarity with tales of their life together running the two restaurants and the deli, how they cook in their London home kitchen, and what they like to eat when not working. It was the funniest evening out I’ve had in a while 😂. We were fed generously from a vast table of delicious vegetarian dishes made by @cookwithjaq which I’ve put up on my Story... thank you @kathleensmith2277 and team for another great evening! 👏🏼#middleeasternfood #homecooking #restaurantchefs #cookerywriters
A really lovely entertaining evening @toppingsbath with the fabulous Sarit and Itamar of @honeyandco cooking dishes from their latest book Honey & Co: At Home. As ever with the Honeys, we were treated to much hilarity with tales of their life together running the two restaurants and the deli, how they cook in their London home kitchen, and what they like to eat when not working. It was the funniest evening out I’ve had in a while 😂. We were fed generously from a vast table of delicious vegetarian dishes made by @cookwithjaq which I’ve put up on my Story... thank you @kathleensmith2277 and team for another great evening! 👏🏼#middleeasternfood  #homecooking  #restaurantchefs  #cookerywriters 
Oops I bought another cookbook....ssshhh don’t tell my Other Half 🙄🙊#vegancookbook #plantbasedcooking
Amazing Vietnamese lunch @noyaskitchen with @rachel_demuth today. I can’t believe it’s taken so long to finally visit here- I last saw Noya when she was still painting the restaurant furniture back in November! Anyway, it was worth waiting for because everything was utterly delicious as I knew it’d be (we’ve been to the supper clubs many times and lucky to have Noya guest teach @demuthscookeryschool in the past). And a big thank you to the lovely, friendly and attentive FOH ladies, we were very well looked after 😊#vietnamesefood #vegetarianlunch #vietnamesecafe
Amazing Vietnamese lunch @noyaskitchen with @rachel_demuth today. I can’t believe it’s taken so long to finally visit here- I last saw Noya when she was still painting the restaurant furniture back in November! Anyway, it was worth waiting for because everything was utterly delicious as I knew it’d be (we’ve been to the supper clubs many times and lucky to have Noya guest teach @demuthscookeryschool in the past). And a big thank you to the lovely, friendly and attentive FOH ladies, we were very well looked after 😊#vietnamesefood  #vegetarianlunch  #vietnamesecafe 
Supper from leftovers which I’ve detailed over on my Story... I’m currently enjoying this (fairly) peacefully in the garden except for the occasional whoop and roar coming from the living room full of 21 year olds watching the game 🙄🙉. Recipe for the Zaalouk on @demuthscookeryschool website, and fizzy grapefruit bottle from @otomiuk #vegetariancooking #leftovers #wastenot #thriftycooking #worldcupwidow
Supper from leftovers which I’ve detailed over on my Story... I’m currently enjoying this (fairly) peacefully in the garden except for the occasional whoop and roar coming from the living room full of 21 year olds watching the game 🙄🙉. Recipe for the Zaalouk on @demuthscookeryschool website, and fizzy grapefruit bottle from @otomiuk #vegetariancooking  #leftovers  #wastenot  #thriftycooking  #worldcupwidow 
Eggy bread for my boys this morning and really hoping this will encourage them to get up! In another bid to banish plastic bags from my kitchen, I have made some cotton (really should’ve been linen) bread bags to keep my bread fresh, and though it isn’t going mouldy, it is drying up faster than normal in this heat #stalebread #frenchtoast #wastenot
Eggy bread for my boys this morning and really hoping this will encourage them to get up! In another bid to banish plastic bags from my kitchen, I have made some cotton (really should’ve been linen) bread bags to keep my bread fresh, and though it isn’t going mouldy, it is drying up faster than normal in this heat #stalebread  #frenchtoast  #wastenot 
Quality control is very important 🙄... and muesli flapjacks just out the oven #glutenfreebaking #homemadegifts
My lovely friend and her husband were meant to be coming on holiday with us this coming weekend, but she has broken her ankle really badly and been in hospital for over a week. I’m going to see her today and taking in these Cheddar, Sun-dried Tomato and Herb Scones because she is gluten intolerant and struggling with the hospital food #glutenfreebaking #savouryscones
My lovely friend and her husband were meant to be coming on holiday with us this coming weekend, but she has broken her ankle really badly and been in hospital for over a week. I’m going to see her today and taking in these Cheddar, Sun-dried Tomato and Herb Scones because she is gluten intolerant and struggling with the hospital food #glutenfreebaking  #savouryscones