Hello! So today I’m doing my weekly run down as I didn’t a big review of my favourite biscuits by Rhythm 108 on Wednesday!
So I actually took the weekend off and slept in until 8am which is a big achievement for me as I’m normally up at 6.30am everyday without fail. So I actually feel pretty energised this week which is amazing! So Saturday I had a sleep in and then went to meet my friend Kitty for breakfast at upshot expresso. I went for the avocado on sourdough with chilli jam and poached eggs (that chilli jam!!!!) and Kitty went for the special of the day which was poached egg, smoked salmon, broccoli and rye. Ummmummm! Always love catching up with Kitty as she just gets me and we feel so chilled around one another. Then I wondered home (in the rain) to have a lovely lunch with my Momma before we headed off to Ikea for the afternoon as I wanted storage for my room and Mum wanted stuff for her stall display (she does jewellery). We then had a pretty chilled evening, I made Pizzas and we watched freaky Friday. Sunday I had another sleep in!!! Then we had the crumble I’m sharing today, in the sun in the garden before getting dressed and ready to drive to Yorkshire wildlife park. This isn’t a zoo, it’s a conservation park and a park where badly kept animals go to get better and then the ones that can/are safe too and well enough too, are released back into the wild. It was lovely to walk around in the sun and see all the little and ginormous animals! I think my favourite were the lemurs and the giraffes. We then drove back home before having a lovely chilled evening, a lovely tea, a tidy and chill in my room and then we watched ‘what to expect when expecting’ and ate chocolate. Perfect!
Monday was super busy getting everything done as I was off to London Tuesday and didn’t want to be worrying or feeling anxious whilst I was away.
So Tuesday I had a sleep in and then met my Dad to get the train to London as he was going down with work. Once we got there, he went off to his meeting and I went to go meet one of my best friends for lunch! We went to a place called Caravan in Granary square. It was really good!! You could choose between large plates of lots of small. I ordered two small, oxtail stew in like a Asian sauce and some padron peppers with an almond salsa and my friend for margarita haha! We then chatted, walked, caught up and then went back to hers to chill for a bit before my meeting. My meeting went really well!! Things are moving fast and its so exciting and scary but good scary! I’m going to be very very busy for the rest of the year. I’ll keep you in the loop on my Instagram @leitchycreates! Expect a new chocolate bar in the range in the next few weeks, along with a restock of my bars and a few of my boxes. Feeling very happy and productive, I headed off to meet the girlies for tea to say farewell to Celine as she’s moving back to Switzerland! Seriously going to miss her so so much!! Can’t wait to see her in September!! It was so lovely to have a good giggle and natter with the girls over some delicious plant based Italian food! I was boring and went for the red pesto pasta but blimey it was good!!! I love all these girls so much and I can’t wait to spend some time with them in September!! I then went to meet my Dad before heading back to the hotel. Wednesday morning we headed to chancery lane to Good and proper tea. A breakfast place that has been on my list for a while, ever since Alexandra (the lady who wrote land and sea) put up on Instagram that she was doing a sourdough crumpet collaboration with them. Topped with whipped ricotta, baked nectarines and toasted almonds! Blimey it was good! The best crumpet I’ve ever had in my life! Like nothing I’ve ever tasted! I’ll be sure to be back for more!! I want to try all the other wonderful toppings and if anyone knows a good homemade crumpet recipe, please send one my way!!! I’ve got to recreate! The turmeric coconut latte I had was delish too!! My Dad and I parted ways again as he had a meeting so I headed to notting hill to try out another cafe that was on my list and to get some work done! He then came to meet me for lunch, do some admin with me and eat some blooming good food! The cafe was called The Dayrooms. I had a turmeric latte whilst I worked and then when my Dad arrived we ordered food. I went for the all day breakfast bowl which was paprika roasted potatoes, seed crusted avocado, ricotta and courgette fritters, creme fraiche, salsa verde, carrots and shoots and my Dad went for the truffle scrambled egg loaded croissant. We then ‘shared’ hahah, a berry cake! My Dad wasn’t a fan of the seedy berries so I ate most of it! After that we had to head to the train station. All the way back I caught up on work, headed home, got showered and into my PJS and then had a relaxing evening with my Bro and Mum. Yesterday was pretty mental making tons of chocolates and getting lots of admin done! Today will be the same and then this weekend I’m off to Manchester Saturday and then Sunday I’m seeing another bestie! I’ll be sure to fill you in next week and on Instagram!!
So today I’m sharing a crumble recipe to make the most of blackberry season! I had this for breakfast but feel free to make it for pudding too!! Try swapping the fruits or changing the nuts in the crumble! Yummy served with cool plain yoghurt/coconut yoghurt and also ice cream/nice cream!
Ingredients – serves two
1 medium pink lady apple, diced
0.5 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp maple syrup
half a lemon, juiced
a splash of water
50g ground almonds
10g spelt flour
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp maple syrup
25g butter or coconut oil
1 tbsp dessicated coconut
To serve –
Full fat live yoghurt or coconut yoghurt
Pop the filling ingredients in a small pan with a splash of water and cook over a low heat until the apples can easily be cut in half with a spoon.
Preheat the oven to 200 degrees.
Pour the compote into a small oven proof dish.
Pop the crumble ingredients in a food processor and pulse until crumbled.
Pour and crumble the crumble over the cmpote to completely cover. Pop in the oven for 10 – 15 minutes or until golden.
Remove from the oven, divide between two bowls and serve with a generous amount of yoghurt.