4.1.20 – Crazy for (Ottolenghi) Canapés

My love for the canapés that we create at Ottolenghi is growing so much that I just had to dedicate a post to it. A canapé, is a type of hors d’œuvr, which is a very small dish served as an appetiser before dinner. Canapés are traditionally a small piece of bread (sometimes toasted), puff…

1.2.2020 – My first customer

  I am delighted to announce that on the the first day of the month I have received my first cake request! Not that I have been doing anything about putting this kind of service out there, so I should count myself lucky. In fact, it’s my mum who puts all the effort in, in…

29.01.2020 – Exhaustion

Exhaustion. Something that definitely goes hand in hand with this job. It’s a different kind of exhaustion that I’ve ever experienced before. My body hit the pillow after a 12 hour non stop day and asked to never get back up again. My brain resembles play dough after a continuum of multi tasking, communicating, quick…

28.01.2020 – Opening

A Classic Day at Ottolenghi, open shift. Before I started at Ottolenghi, I was an account manager for a healthy snacking company, having just graduated from university in Geography. I therefore naturally, had absolutely no idea what a day in a kitchen looked like. Quite the career change if there ever was one. A friend…

26.01.2020 – Shifts

I’m sat on the District Line on my way to yoga, after what felt like quite a long day, especially on a Sunday. On Sundays we get all the decorating and baking done as quickly as possible so we can spend the afternoon deep cleaning the kitchen. Not the most joyous of Sunday activities but…

25.01.2020 – Morale

There’s nothing more important than high morale in the kitchen. Showing up this morning at 8am, I wasn’t sure if I would actually make it through the 10 hour shift looming over me, having only had 3 hours sleep. It absolutely flew by and I can only thank my dear colleagues for being such great…

24.01.2020 – Introduction

Admittedly I have been a part time, flaky blogger pretty much since blogging became a thing. As I sit here in my favourite coffee chop in Clapham Junction, creating blog number 49589329, I come across many of my old blogs from over the years, and I’ve found myself utterly amazed at how my life has…

Finding your purpose Pt.2

I have a feeling this title is going to turn into a mini series because the more I write on it, the more I realise this is an ongoing and ever changing process. This is why I strongly believe it is so important to continually think about and write down your thoughts, worries, dreams, feelings…