Sunday, 5 October 2014

September in Food

Today's song: First Aid Kit- Stay Gold

I'm really excited this weekend because I just booked tickets for First Aid Kit at the Symphony Hall! It's in January so it will be like Summer in Winter. A lovely post-Christmas treat.

September was quite a foodie month, or maybe I just managed to take lots of photos! Being back at work meant lots of treats needed, but I am trying to avoid all the cakes that get bought into the staff room...

Zizzi

 
As a little back to work treat, Edd and I visited Zizzi for tea! I had a 50% off code from o2 Moments which made it quite a bargain indeed. Edd had pasta of some kind (pasta bores me) and I had this exciting seafood hanging skewer...thing. I 've had something similar from The Lost and Found before. This was gorgeous, especially those yummy potatoes at the bottom.
We followed up by sharing Zizzi's dessert special- a CHOCOLATE, STRAWBERRY AND MARSHMELLOW PIZZA. It was such a treat!



Birmingham Independent Food Fair


 
I'll be blogging properly about this soon but basically Edd and I attended a very exciting food fair at Millennium Point a few weeks ago. The ticket price (five quid) included samples of food and drink from lots of delightful independent traders.
 
 
Comedy soup


 
Hahahahahhaaaaaa- so easily pleased.
 
 
Digbeth Dining Club

 
I finally made it to the Digbeth Dining Club! This is an exceptionally cool place...every Friday several street food vendors gather under a railway arch in Digbeth, making a link between post-work drinks and a night out. I had a giant hot dog from the pictured Big Daddies Diner and lots of Brothers Toffee Apple Cider.

 
 
KFC

 
 I felt almost obliged to buy this as I had been salivating at the poster of it on my way to work for weeks... It was very very nice, though the pulled chicken may as well have been pulled pork. The coleslaw made it really, it was fresh and crunchy.


The Keg and Grill



The Keg and Grill is a pub which has just opened near me. It was called The Gough Arms but closed a while ago. I was pleased to find it reopened and especially pleased to find that they serve delicious Indian food! Edd and I popped along on a Monday evening for lamb Biryani, Tandor Grill and delicious naan. So happy to have a cosy pub with tasty food on my doorstop!

Hello Fresh

 
I've mentioned Hello Fresh before, they send the exact ingredients you need to make delicious meals. Now I've had three boxes from them (soon to be four) I'm part of the Rewards club so they sent a little gift! I love the bag and I've spotted James Martin using that oil on Saturday Kitchen!
 

 Schweppes Elderflower Tonic water

 
This is a great idea- elderflower, gin and tonic is a delicious combination. Usually I use elderflower cordial, but combining two of the ingredients ready to go is perfect. I could have done with a touch more elderflower in this tonic!

Caramelised Fig and Honey cupcakes

 
Found this recipe on Pinterest (of course). I wanted to make something a bit different and I haven't done cupcakes for ages. When they were finished they were...ok. They needed a bit more of a kick, cinnamon or something to cut through the sweetness.

Recipe from Style Me Pretty.

Harry Bromptons Iced Tea

 
This was in my Flavourly box. I love Iced Tea so an alcoholic version is a great idea. Included was a leaflet with cocktail ideas on it. I tried it with gin, cucumber and lots of ice.

6 comments:

Kezzie said...

well you've had a very well-fed month! That skewer looks super!!! I'd like to try it! The foodie fair sounds like my kind of thing too! How IS school now? Is this the beginning of your second or third year? X

char said...

Your cakes look amazing!

jennie said...

Those cupcakes look amazing!! xx

Imogen said...

Oh wow, the chocolate pizza is the stand out to me.

Lily Lipstick said...

That Zizzi skewer looks amazing! Love the elderflower tonic - it tastes so summery (much needed now!). x

Natasha Hill said...

Loving all the foodie pictures here, and the food at Zizzi looks amazing, I need to go back there and try these! - Tasha xxx