I’m so tired I can’t even be bothered to offer you a lengthy description for the week anymore!
“Non-essential” shops opened on Monday. Whether cardamom buns can be deemed non-essential is a different discussion, but I did get one on Monday. It was good!
What also happened around Monday is that “The Fitzrovia Partnership” have been sticking arrows to the pavements in Fitzrovia. Somehow they think that pedestrians are vehicles and need regulating.
Needless to say, I believe it is a really patronising initiative and I wish they spent their lobbying powers into opening the still closed and unusable more than a year after it was rebuilt cycle lane in Tottenham Court Road between Torrington Place and Howland Street.
Some highlights of what we cooked this week:
Although we gave ourselves Friday night “off” and had take away from our local favourite Kazu:
I also adapted a recipe from Anna Jones, using it as “inspiration” and ignoring her proportions and preparation method, because I can’t bear the idea of two teaspoons of dijon mustard and also I couldn’t be bothered turning the oven on just to roast chickpeas. We enjoyed the result:
I finally made a sourdough loaf I was happy with! And it is one of my 2kg mega loaves, with rye starter and white wheat flour:
We got two big, beautiful and incredibly aromatic Sorrento lemons, so Devvers repeated the lemon and polenta cake from seven weeks ago:
April’s cake was yummy, but these lemons were next level. This is a really, really good cake.
Let’s finish on a bit of a funny note: I was strolling around Bedford Square, wondering when will they finally open the new cycle lanes and etc in Gower Street, when I turned right and into the square proper. Then my eyes saw this “illustration” of how the restoration work in one of the houses might look like:
I don’t know what felt more odd about it:
- the fact that the furniture’s modelling and lighting is quite high resolution but the figures look like Poser 3D models, circa 2002
- or that they used 3D models instead of the typical mismatched 2D people cut outs where each person has a slightly different light angle, zoom and JPG artifacts and the scales and perspectives are all a bit wonky, but which we’re sort of used to by now
- … or that there is A GHOST IN THE MEETING ROOM! 👻
Her head is translucent!!!!
By the way, I think the window panes and the brick wall next to the window are also messed up, now that I see the close-up 🤪