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User Image candidsbyjo Posted: Nov 15, 2017 4:10 PM (UTC)

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Sharing a slice of yesterday’s splendid afternoon with @taylors & @creatingforgood for the 2nd workshop of #CFGExtraordinaryJourney. @belleannee was at the helm hosting a cooking class with incredible dishes that compliment the flavour notes of @taylors’ Origin range coffees.

I could hardly contain my excitement when I plopped two juicy, Berebere-spice crusted beef tenderloins on the skillet to sizzle. It was the dish I looked forward to most but once we sat down and incorporated the honey roasted acorn squash and @ottolenghi lentil salad (from @womenforwomenuk cookbook) it was obvious that this was the best meals I’ve had in quite some time. We capped the meal off with a vanilla soufflé topped with coffee creme anglaise.

@mondomulia also spoilt us with this Olive oil & Orange cake made from the @womenforwomenuk cookbook. I basically left the event wanting to recreate all the dishes we tried 😋.
#onthetable #onmyplate #makeitdelicious #makemoments #flashesofdelight #verilymoment #beautifulcuisines #eattheworld

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User Image candidsbyjo Posted: Mar 23, 2018 3:30 PM (UTC)
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After all these years of living in Europe it’s still a little crazy to me that I can have breakfast in Belgium and make it back to England for a late lunch after a drive and ferry crossing!

#onthetable - a smattering of pâté, meats, sprat on endive with crusty bread and Belgian waffle.
User Image candidsbyjo Posted: Mar 22, 2018 3:20 PM (UTC)
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Favourite breakfast nook during my stay in the Black Forest with @monkey47_dry_gin. 😍

I’ve pinned some of my favourite highlights of the trip to preserve the memories for when I need a chuckle. Tune in for gin, alpacas and a dance party.
User Image candidsbyjo Posted: Mar 21, 2018 2:03 PM (UTC)
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Just when I thought I was ready for winter to end I got captivated by a wintry Black Forest. As the snow fell yesterday, we toured the @monkey47_dry_gin distillery and learned about their gin making process, philosophy and dedication to craftsmanship. We also met their resident alpacas, three brothers who apparently can’t seem to recognise each other after they get haircuts - which is just too endearing. And when it got too cold out, we headed indoors to imbibe on Hot Monkeys, a play on mulled wine but with gin and juice. Head over to my Stories for a behind the scenes look on the experience!
User Image candidsbyjo Posted: Mar 16, 2018 12:47 PM (UTC)
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Chicken congee for the soul. It doesn’t quite have the same ring to it as chicken soup but when I have a cold there’s nothing else I want more (except for my mom to make it for me 😅). What’s the one dish you crave when you’re feeling ill?

This one is made with roasted chicken bones with garlic then topped with spring onion oil & soy sauce.
User Image candidsbyjo Posted: Mar 14, 2018 3:25 PM (UTC)
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The Brit, sick. Baby, sick. I, am sick. We’re a bit miserable at the moment. So to keep hydrated I’m alternating between orange juice and hot chocolate (sounds gross but I can’t taste anything anyway 😅) and flicking through photos from my last real holiday, two weeks in China which is also a little sad since that was a year ago 😪. Somebody share some of your happy news please! 🙏🏼
User Image candidsbyjo Posted: Mar 7, 2018 1:00 PM (UTC)
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As a follow up to yesterday’s post on things that currently make me happy: memory keeping 📷📝.

Of all the things that I miss from when I used to have a bit of leisure time is writing (which is surprising b/c I don’t consider myself a writer). These days I schedule in time to at least scribble a few of Adeline’s milestones in my journal along with memories that I know I’ll treasure in the future.
#onmytable #tablesituation #flatlaytoday #journaling #flatlayforever #makemoments #verilymoment #thehappynow #abeautifulmess #momentsofmine
User Image candidsbyjo Posted: Mar 6, 2018 1:49 PM (UTC)
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Life currently consists of @creatingforgood conference planning, necessary life/work admin and practicing gyoza making (and eating 😜). The less time that I have the more I’m convinced it should be spent working on things that make me happy. What have you been spending time on that you’re excited about?
#onmyplate #onthetable #eattheworld #homemade #makeitdelicious #dumplings #flashesofdelight #beautifulcuisines
User Image candidsbyjo Posted: Mar 2, 2018 1:44 PM (UTC)
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I’m going to combat my cabin fever with a picture of my happy place along with happy news today. Tickets for the @creatingforgood Creative Conference in London are now available for purchase! You can expect workshops on photography (with @mondomulia & @charlottehuco), master storytelling (with @jessonthames & @belleannee), creating video for YouTube (with guest instructor @qkatie) and stop motion films (with @xantheb) and that’s just to name a few! I’ll also be teaching a cinemagraph workshop 🤗.

We’re offering an early bird discount for those who act fast. 100% of proceeds will benefit @wearebreadandroses, a London-based social enterprise that trains refugee women in floristry while providing them a space to learn English, develop employment skills and build confidence.

To find out more about the conference and purchase tickets visit our website (link on profile).

On another note can I just say TGIF? It’s been the most exhilarating few days with the snow but also it felt like there has been 15 days in a week. Am looking forward to the weekend and just might have to pop into this antique tea ware shop and get the courage to buy something. If only the proprietor didn’t intimidate me so 😅.
#prettycitylondon #thisislondon #timeoutlondon #bbcbritain #londonbylondoners #lovegreatbritain #flashesofdelight
User Image candidsbyjo Posted: Feb 28, 2018 1:59 PM (UTC)
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There is just something magical about waking up to fresh snow from while we were sleeping. I had to take advantage of how mesmerising the snowfall was and captured this slo-mo cinemagraph alongside my last packet of @taylors lychee & lime green tea. I can stand by my window with a warm beverage in hand and watch this all day!
#cfgextraordinaryjourney #thisislondon #beastfromtheeast #fromwhereistand #cinemagraph #cbjmomentsinmotion #flashesofdelight
User Image candidsbyjo Posted: Feb 20, 2018 2:52 PM (UTC)
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Found classic Vietnamese dishes from @nemnemrestaurant like pho bo, pho ga, bun bo hue, cha gio (fried spring rolls)& bun xiao (Vietnamese pancake) so irresistible, I even had to reconstruct them from their takeaway boxes for a photo shoot 🤓.
#eattheworld #foodandwine #onmytable #onmyplate #makeitdelicious #vietnamesefood #timeoutlondon
User Image candidsbyjo Posted: Feb 19, 2018 3:49 PM (UTC)
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When your sister is in town and only has cream tea on her mind. It’s also the perfect rainy day in London to hide out in @sohos_secret_tea_room and admire their mix & match tea set.
#prettycitylondon #thisislondon #makeitdelicious #onthetable #onmyplate #eattheworld #foodandwine #cntraveler #lovegreatbritain
User Image candidsbyjo Posted: Feb 16, 2018 3:25 PM (UTC)

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Am so looking forward to celebrating Chinese New Year this evening @hutongshard with the fam. While I’m most excited for having another go at their CNY tasting menu (note to self: ask the restaurant where I can find one of these lanterns 🏮) my 4 year old niece can hardly contain her excitement for the lion dance. Happy New Year to those celebrating!
#visualcollective #lifestyleguide #interior4you #interiorforinspo #brilliantmoments #interiordetails #thespacesilike #postitfortheaesthetic #interiorspaces #verilymoments #mydecorvibe #currentdesignsituation #interiorinspiration #flashesofdelight #chinesenewyear
User Image candidsbyjo Posted: Feb 15, 2018 3:35 PM (UTC)

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Time is scarcer than daylight these days. I decided to leave emails unanswered and photos unedited to “play” with a Chinese New Year scene while Adeline napped. Usually when I create & shoot a scene I already know how I want it composed, what the final result should look like and what props I’d use. It was out of my comfort zone to just play around and see what comes of it especially with the clock ticking. I’m not even sure how I feel about the final result, just that it feels good to create again!

#OnTheTable: tea-stained eggs, @bettys1919 Darjeeling tea, red envelopes with lucky money for my nieces when they arrive from Boston tomorrow
#onmyplate #makeitdelicious #chinesenewyear #flashesofdelight #thehappynow
User Image candidsbyjo Posted: Feb 10, 2018 11:05 AM (UTC)
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Since the eight years I’ve been living in London I haven’t had a chance to celebrate Chinese New Year with my family who are all based in the States. In a happy coincidence my sister and her family are visiting us during CNY in a week. Naturally I insisted we join in on the festivities @hutongshard to ring in the Year of the Dog - with an ulterior motive to get another taste of their recently launched CNY menu 😅🤤.

The giveaway has ended and I’m excited to announce that @singly.scrumptious has won a dinner for two @hutongshard! I’ll DM you with instructions on how to redeem. Thank you to all those who entered, you have until the 25th Feb to go in and try the menu!
#onthetable #onmyplate #eattheworld #thisislondon #makeitdelicious #flashesofdelight #beautifulcuisines #chinesefood
User Image candidsbyjo Posted: Feb 6, 2018 4:31 PM (UTC)
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Couldn’t have asked for a better time spent above London @hutongshard to sample their recently launched Chinese New Year menu with @charlottehuco. My absolute favourite of their specially designed 9 course tasting menu include the soft shell crab hidden in a lantern of Sichuan dried chilli, king prawn dumplings in hot & spicy soup and the auspicious sambo starter that introduced me to konnkyu, a type of Japanese yam crafted in the form of noodles. I highly recommend stopping for a taste of their menu soon as it’s only available until the 25th Feb.

Am also excited to be able to share some Chinese New Year luck with you. I’m offering a delicious giveaway: dinner for two to enjoy the Hutong Chinese New Year menu valued at £88/person. To enter tag the person you want to have dinner with in a comment below. Each comment counts as one entry and you can tag as many people in a separate comment as you’d like until Friday 9th Feb 4pm. The lovely folks at Hutong will then pick a random winner which I will announce on the 10th Feb. Good luck!

Terms & Conditions: valid for U.K. residents only, must be 18 or older and redeemed by 25th Feb (blackout date 16th Feb).
#visualcollective #lifestyleguide #interior4you #interiorforinspo #brilliantmoments #interiordetails #thespacesilike #postitfortheaesthetic #interiorspaces #verilymoments #mydecorvibe #currentdesignsituation #interiorinspiration #thespacesilike
User Image candidsbyjo Posted: Feb 5, 2018 3:15 PM (UTC)

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Thirty minutes. It’s not enough time to bake the cake @mondomulia made for us from the @womenforwomenuk cookbook or sizzle up that amazing Ethiopian berbere spice crusted fillet that @belleannee taught us to make at the last @taylors & @creatingforgood #CFGExtraordinaryJourney workshop. I’ll just secretly hope that they’ll make it for me again.

But I did recently learn that with thirty minutes, the duration of baby Adeline’s nap time, I can reclaim my morning routine of freewriting three pages in the journal. On most days this practice is accompanied by tea but for special weekend mornings I like to go bold with @taylors rare blossom Ethiopia coffee.
#cinemagraph #onthetable #coffeetime #journaling #flashesofdelight #makemoments #creatingforgood #thehappynow #cbjmomentsinmotion
User Image candidsbyjo Posted: Feb 4, 2018 12:02 PM (UTC)

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Still thinking about yesterday’s steak & fried eggs over crispy rice with chimichurri and mushrooms dish for brunch at Timmy Green. The only thing better than that dish and their housemade chai was the company I was in (cc: @urbanpixxels and @jessonthames).
#whereibrunch #eattheworld #makeitdelicious #onthetable #onmyplate #flashesofdelight #thisislondon #londonbylondoners
User Image candidsbyjo Posted: Feb 2, 2018 3:02 PM (UTC)
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I’m having all the feels today. @creatingforgood has just turned 1, @jessonthames is bringing cake (which has been so thoughtfully gifted by @taylors & @finn_pr) over later to celebrate, the bread baking training course to benefit women refugees by JustBread London just had their class graduate and it was made possible by the funds CFG raised. And I have had 8 hours of sleep each night for 2 nights in a row which I haven’t had since Sept 2017. The only way this day can get better is if I win the lottery or get an invite to the royal wedding 😆.

On another note, I’m finally getting back to editing photos from my China trip. This is the Longji rice terrace we visited last April, one of the more remarkable places I’ve had the pleasure of visiting.
#takemeback #iamatraveler #flashesofdelight #mytinyatlas #traveldeeper #guardiantravelsnaps
User Image candidsbyjo Posted: Feb 1, 2018 4:24 PM (UTC)
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It still amazes me that when @cottagefarm and I visited this antique shop in the Catskills a while back we didn’t run away with their lot of copper pans.
#takemeback #flashesofdelight #thehappynow #traveldeeper #iamatraveler #foodandwine #f52grams
User Image candidsbyjo Posted: Jan 27, 2018 2:30 PM (UTC)

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This one is for those who put themselves out there everyday among the crowd yet sometimes it still feels like you’re all alone. It’s what being a mother and a “trying to regain your own voice” creative feels like at the moment.
#whpwindows #flashesofdelight #darkandmoody #honestcaptions