It’s fun doing these ‘my week in food’ posts from time to time and keeping a record of my eating highlights of the week. It hasn’t been a particularly spectacular week food wise, no fancy restaurants, but even so, every day has had its little highlight of some kind and here they are:
Thursday – Memories of Greece
Supper was something summery to fit the hot day and I blogged my post for a slightly spicy souvlaki (click here).
Friday – A French Coffee Break
Friday eating began in Paul Bakery in Richmond with 18-month grandson Freddie in tow. This French bakery chain is one of my favourite haunts for morning coffee or a snack lunch and their cakes are fabulous. Freddie has recently discovered babyccinos so in Paul he had one of those with a mini pain au chocolat, while I indulged in a flat white and regular size pain au chocolat.
Saturday – An Indian Takeaway
We took the easy route for supper on Saturday evening and ordered an Indian takeaway from Tangawizi. It’s our favourite local Indian (it’s even in the Michelin guide) and the only place we get takeaways from. There was however the problem of the rugby at Twickenham stadium slowing local traffic, so instead of a long wait for delivery, Jonathan jumped on his motorbike and picked it up for us. But they do deliver for free within a 3-mile radius on orders over £15.
I decided to head into London and go to Tate Modern to see the major Georgia O’Keefe exhibition. I was excited about going but in the end was rather disappointed by it. It’s had some mixed reviews in the press. I had a snack lunch in the Members’ Room. Not a particularly inspiring open sandwich and salad, mainly because it was on a ridiculously thick slice of bread, but OK. The view though is always spectacular – even when it’s cloudy!
I had a lovely butternut squash and decided to turn it into a risotto for supper (click here for recipe). I rang the changes slightly from my usual recipe by toasting some pine nuts and sprinkling them over the top at the end – which Jonathan said was a great addition.
I met my friend Elsa for lunch at Corto Italian Deli, one of my very favourite local haunts. A large antipasti plate to share is a perfect light lunch.
At the end of a busy day it was the simplest of suppers – but with great ingredients: organic salmon, simply grilled with a little seasoning and sumac sprinkled over the top; sweet little new potatoes roasted with red onion and some za’atar; and sprouting broccoli with lemon juice and olive oil drizzled over the top.