Because I like cups of tea.
So I whipped up an autumn inspired luscious squidgy pudding full of caramel, apples, cream and brioche. So good with thick cream!
Well I don’t know about anyone else but I went through so many tissues for the last ep! Am a very sad panda now.
And here’s to Betty Draper. I know some people disliked her but she had so much depth and despite (or maybe because of) her many faults, I loved her, plus she was fabulous. For so many reasons, Betty reminded me of my own mum who was born probably 15 years after Betty; being a product of her time and with the expectations and limitations of that time, she lived the only way she knew and was often misunderstood.
I’ll really miss this brilliant show which has been a part of my life for 9 years (!).
All images from TV series: Mad Men, 2007-2015, USA, Lionsgate Television, Weiner Bros., American Movie Classics (AMC)
Some interesting buildings nearby. Have an awesome weekend all.
Nut butter is fascinating to make – it starts off sort of crumbly then becomes this lovely butter if you process it for long enough. Although, I have this paranoia about having the food processor on for too long and it’ll blow up or something .. can this happen?! If you have a high powered food processor, blending it for 15 minutes or so will give it an even creamier texture (I don’t have one of those so mine’s a bit more rustic).
Anyway, I made this last week to have with buttered sour dough toast for breakfast and it was lovely with a not-too-sweet chocolate flavour.
I don’t bake with poppy seeds enough so thought I’d throw some in a citrus loaf cake I baked a while back. Poppy seeds give a tiny little satisfying crunch in this zesty loaf in which I replaced some of the flour with almond meal; almond meal adds a soft texture I love in cakes.
Initially I planned to make a lemon poppy seed cake but then thought, why just stop at lemon?! Lemon and orange are quite friendly together in baked goods and citrus sounds a bit fancier.
If you have a cake-loving mum, this would be just the thing for our upcoming Mother’s Day too.
Have a lovely weekend all.
(some of my old Europe photos cropped and shopped a bit)
If anyone hasn’t watched the brilliant, underrated BBC show The Game, you really should. I’m in the middle of this 6 part, British, historical, cold war mini series set in 1972; it’s wonderfully acted and fascinating to watch.
The filming of this really gets to me. There’s so much more to historical TV or movies than slapping on a few era appropriate clothes and hair; the detail, props, camera work and colours are so important and The Game does this particularly well. I love how some of the camera work is slightly amateurish, just like it was in the 70s (the suspenseful music and camera slowly panning out in the more paranoid, tense moments, for example), the perfect framing of scenes, the minimalist but excellent props and sets and the muted vintage film tones. I’m a bit nerdy when it comes to film and tend to notice stuff like this so don’t mind me!
Also, I love anything from this era so much and anything espionage related always reels me in.
All images belong to and are from mini series: The Game, BBC One & BBC America, UK, 2014