Today started well. I had a little treat of a coffee from my favourite coffee shop on the way to work. Flat White Friday 🙂
At work, I enjoyed the breakfast I had brought in of oats, yogurt and 2 fresh figs.
These figs were perfectly ripe and unblemished. Such a relief because at 80p each I would hate to have been disappointed.
This was a breakfast slowly savoured and much enjoyed, eaten while I read emails and planned my day.
The morning was good but busy and I was only left with 20 minutes for lunch. I raced to the market. They really need a fast lane for those of us who nip out from work. Yes, Borough Market is a lovely place to potter about in, hold hands in, browse the stalls, stop and stare and take it in. But for goodness sake! Some of us are in a tearing rush so can you please MOOOOVE.
My Raclette infatuation has been replaced by my new love, Arabica. I’m a very fickle person and my love-in with Raclette is currently over.
I had a serving of lentil and bulgur salad with cheese and thyme salad
and smoked courgette. These salads are quite heavy with yogurt and oil so not a dieters dream but they are certainly delicious and they keep you feeling full for many hours. The portions are quite modest so I do not think it was a disaster. It was so good it was worth every single calorie.
It was served with some flatbread and I also bought a chicken and pistachio kibeh. They are an unusual shape and they remind me a little of a scotch egg. The chicken was minced with the pistachios and wrapped in a bulgur wheat casing and presumably then fried. It was not as tasty as I expected but I think I will try a different flavour before I write them off.
Unfortunately these were very tasty! I bought a small box to take home and share with James and Harvey who both love baklava.
Unfortunately I had a very demanding and stressful afternoon. The stress was slightly alleviated by one of these which was amazing. Birds nest baklava filled with pistachios.
A while later one of these coconut and walnut squares was awesome.
And then on the train several more followed. Sorry James and Harvey there is only one left.
This was a VERY tough and demanding week. Glad that’s over.