Well the break is over and it's time to get back to work. ugh. But I do have some pictures to share!
The first part of my trip was spent in England with Adam and Lizzie and they had everything planned so well. We stayed at Lizzie's house the first night after getting a drink in town and eating some pizza by the riverfront in London.
The first morning they took me to the Borough Market which was wonderful! Full of fresh veggies, fruits, cheese (cheddar!), baked goods, humus, pesto, curry, mulled wine and cider, alcohol stands, olive stands, mushroom pate (which I bought and loved, looking for a recipe to reproduce it myself), fresh pasta, huge stuffed mushrooms, and lots and lots of tasting! I wish I could go to this market all the time and I would absolutely recommend it to anyone going to London. Here are a few pictures I snapped. I was pretty occupied with tasting so I didnt take too many pictures, plus I'm a firm believer that you have to experience things yourself and not through the lens of a camera all the time.
Im always reading blogs in Portland where they rave about duck eggs but I have never tried one. I'm told they are even more fatty then regular eggs.
Heart shaped bread for V day
Thought of Pee Pang when I saw these
We got two of these brownies to share between the 3 of us because they are so rich. We only managed to eat 2/3 of one. That rich.
Down a side street next to the market was a huge cheese place called Neal's Yard Dairy where we went to get me some proper cheddar and cheddar we found! This place was sooo cool. You could just point to what you wanted and they would slice you off a hunk to try. Adam and I overindulged a bit.
Floor to ceiling cheese wheels.
Cute little tags eh?
Giant eye wash? Haha...We think this was to keep the cheese moist.
Cool little tid-bit I learned from Adam (I learned over the weekend that he is basically an encyclopedia) that cheese that has mold inside like blue cheeses, Gorgonzola, that type, are pierced with long rods to let the mold get into the middle.
That's what these holes are!
And here in a cross section you can see where the rods were!
Part 2 Soon!