Posts Tagged: lasagna

one month and two weeks

LondonFieldsShoppe-1monthWe’ve been living the shop life for almost one month and two weeks! It has been great meeting all of the new faces from around the neighbourhood including those that have seeked us out after seeing us on instagram, and of course, to all the family and friends that have stopped by. I was just telling Robert how great it is to be back in this area. When I was young, my grandma used to take tai chi classes at Ray Cam. My mom and two aunts would then come down to meet us before heading into Chinatown for our weekly shopping or to Pink Pearl for dim sum, so it’s been great walking up and down the streets rediscovering familiar gems. I’m pretty much on a mission to try all of the cold HK milk teas Chinatown has to offer. So far, hi-5 to The Boss Bakery. Bonus points for crushed ice and for thinking our baby is the cutest – ha!

We’ve been adding new things to the shop on an on-going basis and we’ve been busy moving things around. I’m expecting a new shipment of dickybird from the UK, so a lot of cuteness will be hitting the shelves soon! Our workshop series has also launched with a brush lettering workshop by Big Top Sign Arts on Saturday, April 18th (workshop on April 11th is sold out) with new workshops coming in May and June.

In other news, I made this super easy pork belly with crackling and to balance all the meat, this delicious swiss chard lasagna with ricotta and mushrooms. Oh, and I’m done with shoes that hurt my feet. Yeah, that was random. Any advice on cute flats that fit well?

summer in london

found via the UK curiosity blog, you’ve got to love london by alex silver

Had a bit of a hard morning today. Some days I can’t help waking up and wandering why I left the familiar and secure for the completely unknown. I know I’m lucky to be here and I am grateful to be able to experience this, but you know.. it just pokes you in a sore spot sometimes. Unfortunately, this meant that we didn’t make it to the Yellow Owl Workshop book launch, but we did make a batch of homemade pretzels using this recipe which obviously was delicious as we both devoured all six for lunch with 30 minutes of them coming out of the oven! Yeehaw! Plus, we even whipped up a veggie lasagna using this recipe for dinner. Double yum.

And.. just like it was trying to woo me again and carve a place out in my heart, I found this wonderful video about summer in London. I think it’s working.. well that, and the heat wave being forecasted for the next few weeks!