Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Cream And Grey Home Tour

Do you remember I shared this gorgeous Modern Country kitchen?
Is it dreamy?!

Limpley Stoke chateau / country house rental - Kitchen

Would you like to see the rest of the (equally gorgeous and equally Modern Country style) house? We need to go through the kitchen to get to,,,

Limpley Stoke chateau / country house rental - Kitchen 2

...this dining room in the light-filled conservatory...

Limpley Stoke chateau / country house rental

 which overlooks a very English Modern Country garden....

Limpley Stoke chateau / country house rental

Back inside, I love the proportions of the living room, and its walls of palest creamy-grey...

Limpley Stoke chateau / country house rental

Upstairs, the same colour palette prevails. Lots of cream and lots of grey....

Limpley Stoke chateau / country house rental

I love it! It works so well to create a beautifully cohesive scheme...

Limpley Stoke chateau / country house rental

...and makes it easy to move items from room to room when the mood takes you..

Limpley Stoke chateau / country house rental

Try Farrow and Ball Cornforth White or Little Greene French Grey for a similar feel.

Limpley Stoke chateau / country house rental

And will you look at that stunning view?

Limpley Stoke chateau / country house rental - Orangery

Even the outside of the house has a cream and grey theme! Now I'm thinking where I can use this look in our house!

Take Care Until Next Time,
Sarahxx

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Monday, 9 October 2017

Book Review: One Pound Meals By Miguel Barclay

Today, I'm bringing you a book, Miguel Barclay's One Pound Meals, that I got out of the library and completely fell in love with.
So much so that I now have my own copy!


Miguel Barclay rose to fame through his Instagram account, showcasing his delicious one-person recipes that cost....wait for it....one single pound!


Yes, each of these pictures of yumminess will cost you only a quid to put together. Obviously for our family, I need to double, double and double up again but LOOK!! Such goodness.


I'm such a sucker for gorgeous, home-cooked comfort food, and One Pouned Meals has them by the bucket-load. Let me give you a tiny taster of examples....

Inside-Out Vegetable Moussaka
Feta Tortellini Puttanesca
New York Meatball Sandwih
Gnocchi Al Forno
Leek and Bacon Gratin
Ham and Cheese Crepes


Please see the One-Poundness of the book as a hook, rather than a cheap-as-chips way to cook. These AREN'T meals that look or, for that matter, taste, cheap. They are are as delicious as they are homely.


Please, take a look at One Pound Meals and be taken into Miguel Barclay's beautiful, scrumptious (and economical!) world.....

Take Care Till Next Time,
Sarahxx

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Thursday, 5 October 2017

Nigella Lawson's New Book: At My Table: Book Review


I'm thrilled to say that Nigella is back with a new book called At My Table: A Celebration Of Home Cooking! Even the title makes me happy!

Image of Nigella's Ginger and Walnut Carrot Cake

At My Table is a slight departure in some ways from the direction her last couple of books seemed to take. It's more humble, less fancy and has taken an about-turn back to the comforting, homely cooking I love.

Image of Nigella's Rose and Black Pepper Pavlova

Recipes such as Salt And Vinegar Potatoes, Cumberland Gravy and Queen Of Puddings will transport you into a world of culinary happiness, away from the stresses and strains of real life, and lifted by the memories of idyllic childhoods (real or otherwise!).

Image of Nigella's Turkish Eggs

My only quibble is that it's not as visually exciting as her previous books, though the photos are lip-smackingly stunning. Her lovely preambles to each recipe, as well as the recipes themselves are written in smaller writing, and there are no heart-warming pictures of Nigella striking a pose in her gorgeous kitchen, apart from the one on the front cover.

Image of Nigella's Chocolate Olive Oil Mousse

But these are minor quibbles. Nigella's At My Table is most certainly joining my go-to bookshelf of everyday recipe books!
Now, please excuse me while I finish making her Emergency Brownies...the baking smells filling my home are amazing!

Take Care Till Next Time,
Sarahxx

Images via Nigella.com

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Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Gorgeous Modern Country Kitchen

I really like the combination of grey and cream. It's an awesome Modern Country colour combination. The rustic warmth of the cream, contrasting with the cool contemporary grey....

Gorgeous Modern Country Kitchen

Imagine the goodies you could cook up in this kitchen! Gorgeous cakes, yummy cookies, delicious chutneys.....

Gorgeous Modern Country kitchen with grey and cream colour scheme

What we need are some gorgeous new recipe books....
Recommendations coming your way very soon.

Take Care Until Next Time,
Sarah

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