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Heart of Veg

Heart of Veg

I know it’s not the prettiest Valentine’s Day heart around, but considering the random and misshapen assortment of vegetables I had to work with, I think it’s pretty cute.

My day kicked off with a batch of cinnamon buns; lying in bed this morning, I realised that I hadn’t make a proper “baked breakfast” in a while, and today seemed the perfect time to break this poor habit. Of course, I didn’t have time to pull together my favourite Sticky Buns, so instead turned to a recipe from Fine Cooking. Fastest Cinnamon Buns are made without yeast, meaning they’re great for those last-minute breakfast emergencies.

After we were sugared, showered and dressed, Andrew and I headed out to the market together. It might have been a cold, grey day, but we had a great time choosing out food for the week ahead. The celeriac and Bramley apples will go toward a surprising soup. I tried a similar one at work this past week, and was blown away by the rich, sweet and tangy flavour.

The leeks will be used as soon as I’m finished typing this post. Tonight’s dinner is a Leek, Lemon and Parmesan risotto a deux- simple to make and delicious to eat. The broccoli has no firm destination yet, but I always find something to do with my favourite vegetable.

Care to fill me in on your Valentine’s Day plans? Cooking anything special today? What about the week ahead? Oh, and before I forget…

Valentine's Day cinnamon buns


  1. Hilary says:

    Awww, a “healthy heart”!

    I made roasted broccoli and shrimp with cumin and coriander for dinner – I’d forgotten how good it is! That would be a tasty destination for your broc…

  2. Radhika says:

    Those sticky rolls look amazing! I cant wait to try those. I made a little valentine treat too: