Friday, August 24, 2012

Previously unseen summer highlights

Clockwise from top left:
1 - Table greetings at Claire's Birthday Garden Party
2 - Lakeside fire at Wilderness
3 - Mr. Styles at Leake Street, London
4 - Peony
5 - The banquet tent at Wilderness

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

City Gardening: 1st Harvest, Shetand Black

My tiny garden as produced it's first crop (well, apart from all the mint - the battle is ongoing)!

I dug up one of my containers of first early potatoes and received a small, but perfectly formed, harvest.

I'm particularly proud of the Shetland Black potatoes (the purple ones). They taste great (but I would think that, I'm so biased) but I wish they kept their colour a bit better when cooked - they turn quite gray. Boo.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Wild swimming and Yotam Ottolenghi at Wilderness

Last weekend we decamped to Wilderness, an amazing festival in Oxfordshire celebrating beautiful scenery, good food and outlandish performances.

We stuffed our faces with amazing food at Yotam Ottolengi's banquet.

We wandered in the beautiful Oxfordshire countryside.

We swam in the lake and drank in the sunshine.

We soaked in wood-burning hot tubs and watched the sun go down.

We saw shooting stars and then attended a talk on Curiosity by Oxford Astro-Physics Department the next day.

 As you can imagine, going back to work on Tuesday was a bit of a shock to the system.