What an interesting month October turned out to be. It started by working for a client in Berlin for a few days and ended with some exciting changes on the job front. In October I also loved the following:
- The Ethical Consumer Conference – I have been meaning to go to this for the last few years and this year it happened. A really interesting day covering various topics from fashion to plastic. It was also very inspiring to see so many women keynote speakers who are running their own ethical businesses. Ethical Consumer
- Autumnal colours – we have had quite warm weather this year which was abruptly stopped by a cold spell. I thought I have just missed the opportunity to go out walking to see the changing leaves, but luckily managed a f
ew hours enjoying the seasonal changes of colour
- A fabulous meal at Sagar Restaurant. A refreshingly different vegetarian/vegan Indian restaurant with three branches in London. Sagar
- After a particularly long and testing day at work on a very cold day getting home to make my favourite comfort food – chickpeas, garlic and pasta – or Tuoni E Lampo as it is sometimes known. I found this recipe many years ago in Rose Elliot’s book ‘The Bean Book’. Quick and easy to make. You can also add chilli, broccoli and
pine nuts to make it into a more substantial meal.
- This recipe for baked gnocchi from The Green Roasting Tin. A fabulous cookery book with both vegetarian and vegan dishes. Will definitely be making more dishes from this book.
- The Forge, Slindon, Sussex – I met a client here and we had the most wonderful lunch. All freshly made, sourced locally and with with a veggie/vegan range of cheeses. It is also the village shop and well worth a visit.