It is half term this week across many of my schools so I am spending my time working from home. It is lovely, particularly given the grey descent into November that is occurring outside as I write. It is so dark when I get up now, and the past two days the cloud has hung heavy outside my window.
It is October which means pumpkin spice season is upon us.
I am not sure why but two carrot cakes caught my eye this week. It might be that the warming spices are appealing at this time of year? I am not even the biggest carrot cake fan but there you go. The first is from Serious Eats. I love the sound of the wholemeal flour and the brown butter! The second is from Food52 and has you blend the carrots smooth, resulting in a dense bundt-cake that looks amazing.
Photographs of tiny animals. Oh em gee.
A new exhibition at Stonehenge shows you what people brought to eat there. Researchers think some of this may have been as part of midwinter solstice celebrations. How fascinating! I shall have to plan a trip to see this.
100 Must-Read books, according to the people at the Do Lectures. I’ve got one of these but many are on my list of things to read…
Apple day celebrations.
A guide for winter swimming.
A new book of photographs of Paul and Julia Child.
A review of the soon-to-be-published Modernist Bread.
On first sentences.