If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you might remember my food blogging friend Rachel Phipps. When she was studying abroad in Los Angeles we met up and explored the Venice Canals and Newport Beach and we’ve managed to stay in touch since via long e-mails and old-fashioned notes in the post ever since. As I was planning on spending a couple weeks in London after my engagement-moon, I knew I had to make it out to Kent where she lives in her family’s beautiful farmhouse.
I arrived on a train from London on Saturday evening, and we had a delicious dinner at Salt in Canterbury. Over dinner we proceeded to do some much-needed catching up. And our Sunday? It was perfect. We went for a countryside ramble, had the best home-made brunch, scoured cookbooks for inspiration, watched the latest Shonda Rimes show (since we previously bonded over a mutual obsession with Scandal, this was an absolute necessity), and then baked a gluten-free chocolate tart before dining on Ottolenghi vegetable goodness for supper. Ok, Rachel baked and cooked, I took pictures.
If it’s mouth-watering photos of food you’re after, head straight to Rachel’s blog. Below are some photos from our morning walk, which already make me nostalgic for the English countryside.