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Honey bacon, fig and goats cheese grilled sandwich

HBFG - Sandwich


4 smoked rashers of bacon cut in halves

1 tablespoon of honey

1 teaspoon of thyme

3 knobs of butter

2 slices of bakers’ bread

½ log of fresh goats cheese cut into pieces

1 jar of fig marmalade*

2 figs (either fresh or packet)

* My personal favourite fig marmalade is by Bonne Maman- you can buy it in any local supermarket

  1. Drizzle one tablespoon of honey in the fry pan over a high heat before cooking the halved bacon rashers
  2. Spread the fig marmalade generously onto one slice of bread
  3. Cut the fresh figs into thin slices and arrange them on top of the fig marmalade
  4. Assemble the sliced goats cheese on top of the figs and marmalade before laying the cooked bacon on top
  5. Add 1 knob of butter with thyme into the fry pan over a medium heat
  6. When the thyme butter is beginning to melt place your sandwich onto the pan
  7. Find something heavy to balance on top of the sandwich to push it into the fry pan
  8. After 2 minutes flip the sandwich over, add another knob of thyme butter before pressing the sandwich down onto the pan again
  9. Take the sandwich off the pan, serve hot and bon appetit!

Welcome to The Lifestyle Directory

Oh my goodness! Are we seriously live?! This blog was months in the planning and weeks in the web designing but now here it is.

Well, welcome to The Lifestyle Directory.

My name is Christiana and I wanted to make a UK blog that focused on weddings, interiors and food.  Why these three things you ask?

Weddings: For the family reading this, NO- CHRIS AND I ARE NOT ENGAGED, what we are is T.B.T.W. ( Too Broke to Wed) I am not ashamed to admit this because it feels that every young couple in the world is in the same boat as us. Committed and ready to get married but with no funds available to even buy the engagement ring. Living in London means almost all our salary goes towards rent and the rest towards living expenses, what we do have left, we spend on holidays to keep ourselves sane. And may I ask, when did weddings start costing on average £18,000?

Interiors: As I mentioned we recently moved to a 2.5 bedroom flat in East London, which we share with another couple. No, Chris does not have a hipster beard and I do not wear fake reading glasses, guys, we are not that cool. We live in the cheap part of East London in a gated community with a communal barbecue, a Cockney porter and a Sainsbury’s the size of Cornwall. This apartment isn’t our forever home but how do I make it feel like one? Well, this blog will be full of renting tips from interior designers to help out that huge percentage of UK renters who are facing the same conundrum.

Food: I am a certified chef and a food lover. Chris knows I would consider trading him in for a lifetime supply of fresh lobster with lemon butter. Weird fact: When I eat food that is beyond words delicious I subconsciously wiggle with joy and close my eyes. I know. So there was never a doubt about including my original recipes and London restaurant reviews into the blog.

I hope you enjoy reading this blog as much as I love writing it. Expect lots of beautiful pictures, top tips and food porn coming your way. My directory will also slowly be filled with UK businesses I support and love in the wedding, food and interior design industry- so make sure to contact these professionals if you want something truly unique, personal and fun.

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