I know we say this all the time, but how on earth is it the end of May already?! It was a pretty good month all round, with lots on at work but plenty of play as well! My May Favourite Finds are reflective of this with a mix of home cooking, markets and an amazing event as part of Good Beer Week. I’d love to hear your May Favourite Finds as well!
Matcha Loving Earth Chocolate
I was too slow off the mark to order any of the first run collaboration between Matcha Maiden and Loving Earth, but I didn’t let that happen a second time! I picked up three blocks and well, they didn’t last all that long! As always with Loving Earth, the chocolate was creamy and delicious, and the addition of the matcha was excellent. I really should have bought more blocks to stash away, and I don’t even have a sweet tooth!
Mamaji’s Curry Sauces
I headed to the Big Vegan Market one weekend which was full of amazing stores and eateries. I showed at least some restraint, and after sampling a few of the delicious treats on offer I picked up some curry sauces to take home. Curries are a staple of my winter cooking, and whilst I usually make my own curry pastes sometimes I just don’t have the time or inclination. Friends of mine had raved about these sauces and now I know why! So far I have only used the Budda Kicken flavour but it made for an absolutely delicious (and simple!) dinner. I can’t wait to try the rest!
I’ve been on a bit of a candle burning burst at the moment, so much so that I’ve actually used up most of the candles I had! So, while at the Big Vegan Market I also treated myself to a delicious new soy candle from Rohz. I love fresh, zesty scents and this one is amazing. I’ve been loving burning it and I’ll definitely be trying more of their candles when this one is done!
Good Beer Week Degustation at Henry Sugar
For the second year in a row I went to a vegetarian degustation with one of my best mates as part of Good Beer Week. This year it was at Henry Sugar, in collaboration with La Sirene beers. It was an entirely vegetarian event, although they put together a vegan alternative of every dish for my friend.
It was an incredible evening – the food was not only delicious but was made with such careful thought to the beers it was matched with. In fact, each dish actually used something from the brewing process in it. This included everything from a barley butter to ice cream made with hops, and everything in between. The lighting wasn’t great so the photos don’t do any of it justice, so you’ll just have to trust me!
We were served five courses of food with matching beers, and each of the beers was equally excellent. There were plenty of interesting flavours, and the brewers were there to talk through each beer we were served. It was an excellent night out and I’ll not only be seeking out La Sirene beers more often, but I’m very keen to go back to Henry Sugar as well!